An Italian & Japanese Culinary Affair @ Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Italian & Japanese culinary affair, Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL, Frescobaldi wine, Japanese Sake, Chef Kamaruddin,

Last week, I had a special Italian & Japanese culinary affair at Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. Well, it was 5 course menu, a true East meets West dining experience paired with Frescobaldi wine and Japanese Sake just to enhance that smooth tastes as you take in all the flavours.

An Italian & Japanese Culinary Affair 

Risotto Roll, Sakura Denbu, Italian & Japanese culinary affair, Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL, Frescobaldi wine, Japanese Sake, Chef Kamaruddin,
Risotto Roll with Sakura Denbu

Amuse Bouche
Risotto Roll with Sakura Denbu
Danzante Prosecco

The risotto roll Sakura Denbu and glazed with whisky. It is light but slight chalky. The Danzante Prosecco, sparkling wine made in the extra dry style. Light, crisp for a start and balanced when paired with food.

Tuna tartar layered, crispy salami, gari shoga, frisee, glazed teriyaki, Italian & Japanese culinary affair, Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL, Frescobaldi wine, Japanese Sake, Chef Kamaruddin,
Tuna tartar layered with crispy salami, gari shoga, frisee and glazed teriyaki

Appetizer
Tuna tartar layered with crispy salami, gari shoga, frisee and glazed teriyaki
Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco Doc, 2013

The tuna tartar is light, moist and creamy however the salami is not crispy enough paired with Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco Doc, 2013 a soft, mellow and not too acidic chardonnay ideal with fresh light seafood dishes.

Mirin chicken broth, sansai, potato tortellini, Italian & Japanese culinary affair, Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL, Frescobaldi wine, Japanese Sake, Chef Kamaruddin,
Mirin chicken broth with sansai and potato tortellini

Pasta
Mirin chicken broth with sansai and potato tortellini
Chitosetsuru Tanrei and Echigozakura Nihonshu

Echigozakura Nihonshu, Chitosetsuru Tanrei, Italian & Japanese culinary affair, Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL, Frescobaldi wine, Japanese Sake
Echigozakura Nihonshu and Chitosetsuru Tanrei

Light clear soup with potato tortellini is slightly heavy taste for me (salty) when eat alone but when paired with Chitosetsuru Tanrei and Echigozakura Nihonshu sweet dry sake it just balanced up plus the potato tortellini became more satisfying with a hint of sweetness.

Grilled black angus striploin, tamagoyaki, bacon wrapped  asparagus, miso beef jus, Italian & Japanese culinary affair, Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL, Frescobaldi wine, Japanese Sake, Chef Kamaruddin,
Grilled black angus striploin with tamagoyaki, bacon wrapped 
asparagus and miso beef jus

Main Course
Grilled black angus striploin with tamagoyaki, bacon wrapped 
asparagus and miso beef jus
Frecobaldi CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2008

Yamasa marinated garoupa fillet with seared polenta, chukka wakame, golden ebiko, dill voloute, Italian & Japanese culinary affair, Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL, Frescobaldi wine, Japanese Sake, Chef Kamaruddin,
Yamasa marinated garoupa fillet with seared polenta,
chukka wakame, golden ebiko and dill voloute

Main Course
Yamasa marinated garoupa fillet with seared polenta, 
chukka wakame, golden ebiko and dill voloute
Frecobaldi CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2008

Frecobaldi CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2008, Italian & Japanese culinary affair, Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL, Frescobaldi wine, Japanese Sake,
Frecobaldi CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2008

The garoupa fillet it’s fresh and cooked just right, flavourful. I don’t mind having more seared moist polenta with ebiko; paired with Frecobaldi CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2008 clear ruby red wine with floral notes. This red wine goes well with steak and also fish. It’s a pretty versatile and light red wine.

Mitarashi kushi dango, rich ricotta mousse, sable crumble, berries compote, Italian & Japanese culinary affair, Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL, Frescobaldi wine, Japanese Sake, Chef Kamaruddin,
Mitarashi kushi dango with rich ricotta mousse on sable crumble and berries compote

Dessert
Mitarashi kushi dango with rich ricotta mousse on 
sable crumble and berries compote
Suntory Kakubin

I would love mitarashi kushi dango or known as glutinous rice ball to have some light filling. The  3 glutinous rice balls it’s slightly too heavy for 5 course menu, the berry compote balanced out the heavy mitarashi kushi dango, paired with the premium Japanese whisky, Suntory Kakubin.

Danzante Prosecco, Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco Doc, 2013, Echigozakura Nihonshu, Chitosetsuru Tanrei, Italian & Japanese culinary affair, Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL, Frescobaldi wine, Japanese Sake

Basically these are the 5 course menu for An Italian & Japanese Culinary Affair. The most memorable dish is the appetizer tuna tartar layered with crispy salami, gari shoga, frisee and glazed teriyaki paired with Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco Doc, 2013 chardonnay. The whole combination just blends in so perfectly.

Italian & Japanese culinary affair, Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL, Frescobaldi wine, Japanese Sake, Chef Kamaruddin,
An Italian & Japanese Culinary Affair with 5 course menu with wine and sake pairing

The An Italian & Japanese Culinary Affair with 5 course menu started from now until the 31st of May you can expect to satisfy your cravings here in this award-winning restaurant Villa Danieli of Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel. It is priced at RM180 nett per person for the 5 course menu and add on RM150 nett for the paring with Japanese Sake and Frescobaldi Wine.

Italian & Japanese culinary affair, Vila Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL, Frescobaldi wine, Japanese Sake, Chef Kamaruddin,

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23 comments:

  1. What a mouth watering meal this must have been! From the plating, which certainly starts the meal off on the right foot, to the exceptional dishes and amazing wine just complete it. I'd be going back for sure.;-)

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  2. Wow! The plating of the meals were beautifully done! However, to me, this looks like luxurious fine dine-in meals. Living in a country that eats rice 3 times a day, I don't think I'd survive eating just these for a date. Haha!

    Nevertheless, the foods looks good and delicious!

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  3. Wow, a five course meal, now that's what I'm talking about. I've always said that food has to be paired with wine but it's not that normal yet in the Philippine culinary scene. Plus being a mom of toddlers, I'm off alcohol for a couple of years at the very least. Are those bonito flakes I see on top of the risotto roll you had as an amuse? :)

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  4. Wow! Your post had me craving! I've always loved Italian and Japanese cuisine. It's intriguing how they combined both to come up with this 5-course dinner. My bf and I would love to try this, if only I were in KL! >.<

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  5. Now this makes me hungry! Unique combination! Japanese and Italian? Italian and Japanese? Hmmm, interesting! Would have to prepare a budget for this one! :D Gotta have my taste of this luxury. :D

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  6. Such a wonderful luxury dining experience! I never try anything combining italian and japanese before.. This is nice!

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  7. I love fusion dishes. Everything looks delicious and the plating is excellent. They look too beautiful to eat.

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  8. Japanese & Italian. That's just wow. I'm like Elizabeth; I like fusion dishes too. Everything here looks divine and I definitely want to try them. This is definitely a gastrofeast!

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  9. The plating, the food, everything made me so curious and interested. This is the first time I have seen a Risotto Roll, and hopefully I’ll get to try it out.

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  10. The plating is superb together with the food. Fusion of Japanese and Italian food looks great for me.

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  11. Thanks for sharing this luxurious looking meal. Might not be a meal I will try on a normal day, but definitely something to try on a special occasion!

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  12. It's just breakfast time here and you have me wanting to have dinner when I see all the delicious food they serve here. They all look soooo good!

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  13. The food plating is very enticing. I wanted to be a gifted chef too who can easily cook and prepare such dishes

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  14. So how was the italian and japanese wine combination? Very interesting fusion eh

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  15. Too fancy for me. I am also not into wine. I am sure I cannot afford the price.

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  16. Wow! The food looks nice! Hope to visit this place really soon :) It makes me hungry >.<

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  17. I love the presentation made on their dishes. It also looks really enticing to eat.

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  18. Italian and Japanese two different cuisines seems like quite an interesting dish to try at this place.

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  19. I am not familiar with the dishes but they all look so appetizing. Great event you have attended. I guess, you're a good cook right now.

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  20. Oh my goodness, this got me craving for sushi! Haha! I would really love to learn more about what wines go with what kind of food! So jealous! LOL :D

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  21. Wow, great stuffs you have there!

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  22. The food all look so delicious. I'm glad you had a great time savouring all that yummy food!

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  23. Italian and Japanese - only my two favourite cuisine!! You are making me think hard about an impromptu kl road trip now... Why does the KL mega sales start, would you know babe?

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