Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Delucca, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Italian, best restaurant, Delucca, Changkat Bukit Bintang
Gorgonzola with Mostarda and Walnut Crostini - Smooth creamy gorgonzola, pear compote, crusty bread - must try!!!
Italian, best restaurant, Delucca, Changkat Bukit Bintang
Chargrilled Baby Octopus with Fennel and Orange Salad – tender, charcoaly, fruity
Italian, best restaurant, Delucca, Changkat Bukit Bintang
Burratina Cheese Salad – black beans, spinach greens, pearl cherry tomatoes, supple delicate Burratina cheese draping the top
Italian, best restaurant, Delucca, Changkat Bukit Bintang
Hand Rolled Agnolotti filled with beef
Italian, best restaurant, Delucca, Changkat Bukit Bintang
Home made Tagliatelle with Milk Raised Lamb Ragu and finely chopped pistachios
Italian, best restaurant, Delucca, Changkat Bukit Bintang
Duck Confit with apple compote and rosemary sprig served on chopping board with lemon – chef's favourite
Italian, best restaurant, Delucca, Changkat Bukit Bintang, dessertItalian, best restaurant, Delucca, Changkat Bukit Bintang, house wine
Traditional Tiramisu and the Italian house red

*** Sadly Delucca has recently closed. :-(
Alongside a new chef and refurbishments this past December, the whole concept of Delucca has been reconceived.  The new space is more intimate and the decor features soft lighting and tiles. The sleek rectangular bar is the centrepiece and draws guests in to congregrate and socialize. Creative dividers give privacy while still allowing a feel of spaciousness. A focus on service arises to the forefront with the word 'consistency' repeatedly heard from return diners. The reinvention of Delucca though has one distinguishing characteristic radiating above the others - it's all about the food.  Much time was invested in looking for a chef that could understand the desired concept of authentic Italian cuisine where quality ingredients are at the heart of all that matters.  Chef Afiq, with a recent two year sojourn in Florence fit the bill. 

Chef Afiq describes his food as straight forward and rustic. He relies on traditional wood burning and grilling and allows no modern type of cooker in his kitchen. Paying much attention to quality ingredients he keeps things simple, as he learned in Italy, to rejoice in the inherent traits of food in its natural state. A fresh food ideology is at play and this time round Delucca is taking things slowly, gradually building up their menu to create high caliber and consistency. Chef Afiq takes pride in maintaining authenticity and sees his job as educating customers in pure Italian tastes and textures rather than localizing recipes. The restaurant is pork free. Hand made fresh pastas, the crostini and duck confit are all highlights.  

Classic Italian wines such as Chianti and Pinot Grigio are on hand and a respectable house wine is set at a reasonable price. The bartender is known for his Lychee Martinis and an assortment of other liquor is also at one's disposal. Wine is served in appropriate glasses with chilled vessels for the white. My preferred way to launch an Italian evening is with either a light fresh Pinot Grigio or dry Prosecco. With not too much fragrance, the white wine makes a great opener as it doesn't complicate your palate before the meal, while the sparkling is crisp and palate cleansing. Happy Hours run from 3 - 8pm and make an attractive alternative to traffic. 

Reason to visit:  Gorgonzola Crostini, Duck Confit, handmade pastas, Happy Hours

Delucca, The Italian Restaurant
Open 6 days for lunch and dinner with parking readily available in the lot underneath. 
One Residency
Ground floor - Office Tower,
No. 1 Jalan Nagasari, off Jalan Raja Chulan
Kuala Lumpur 50200
Malaysia






21 comments:

  1. the cheese salad looks fantastic :) light and nonfattening for me!

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    1. Of course - it's all nonfattening! :-)

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  2. mmmm that tagliatelle looks chock full with lamb! Just my kind of thing. Looks like a lot of cheese on top of the salad too.=))

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    1. Yep. Very generous with their ingredients.

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  3. I love their pizzas too, especially the one with asparagus.

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    1. I'm yet to try their pizzas but now I know what I'll be ordering next visit. :-)

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  4. oooh, happy hours until 8pm! i can definitely make it in time on most weekdays, since my office is just a 10-minute drive away from delucca :D

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    1. good for you...
      shah alam to KL will take hours..
      maybe next time u can order for me first..

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    2. Their house white is a good bet for happy hour. You might even be tempted into a snack too. :-)

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  5. Gorgonzola with Mostarda & Walnut Crostini - i think i saw this at someones blog..
    happy hour with this... good..

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    1. Yes, I was excited about the crostini so posted it all by itself last week! :-)

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  6. The walnut crostini does looks good!

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    1. It justifies a visit all by itself. :-)

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  7. And there is now usually a hot bunch of people at the bar Friday/Saturday nights ;)

    If i must say so myself. lol

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    1. Ha! Yes, hot indeed. :-) Yet another reason to visit - eye candy :-)

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  8. i had my first try in delucca a month ago after hearing about it for the longest time, it left me with a good impression and i cant wait to visit again.
    Good recommendation

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    1. This time round you'll have to try the pizzas! Delicious.

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  9. Hi May I know the price range for Delucca?

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    1. Hi Kathleen, The price range is RM15 - RM89. Hope you drop by there soon. :-)

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  10. from their website it seems they have closed, is it?

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    1. You're right Anthony. As shown in red above it is closed.

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