Just had some wonderful session LeeHom-oogling for 3 hours straight! Can he get any more handsome than this? *swoooon* those voice are filled with honey, i swear. soo sweet, sooo soothingggg, so addictive!

For a few seconds though, i tot he looked straight at me- we had a moment. hahaha! I've heard this from so many people. =)

Oops, before i get too carried away, back to the topic- Can I just be short and sweet about this? Nero Teca has been in the market for a long time, and almost requires no further introduction. But having to really enjoyed my dinner the other night, I felt that this really deserves some effort from my part (no matter how minute)

Part of the successful Italian F&B Nero Group whom is known to churn out some pretty good Italian dining; Nero Teca is by far the best outlet within the group. Business was brisk despite being on a weekday. Probably due to the ideal location just off the main Changkat Stretch, and residing in the sommerset service apartment. Reservation is recommended.
The interior character is simplistic, with long and lean layout. Not a very big restaurant with very little moving space and chairs are placed almost back to back. Nevertheless we weren’t too bothered with these little details and do enjoy its vibrant and cosy atmosphere. Truth be told, we were the noisiest bunch of 15pax.

We ordered little varieties but with double/ triple portion. Take the suckling pig for example (off the menu) we’ve ordered 3 portions of those. Out came the piglet with the head and tail still intact, looking peacefully at sleep (or not) depends how you want to look at things. Unlike the Chinese versions where the skin is often crunchy and thick, the ones served here was beautiful, thin crispy skin that breaks easy. The meat itself is delightfully juicy. We enjoyed it just like this. Simple with no additional seasoning, however they did also include what I’m guessing lentils by the side? Never a fan so did not taste it.

Classica Bruschette (RM20)- Plum tomatoes, basil, oregano, extra virgin olive oil, which my friend commented that Silver Spoon serves better ones, and she’s not saying it just to be nice… I hope!! Pricey considering RM20 for 2 pieces but to justify there were ample of fillings on the bread.

Neroteca mixed mesclun salad (RM34) dressed with balsamic vinaigrette, topped with four cheeses, sliced specks, olives, grilled artichoke. My friend being vegetarian has requested to change those specks into poached eggs with no issue. She liked it very much and recommends it to me, however one bite confirms that salad is really not my thing. Give me those meats any other day. *Rawr*

Maiale Tonnato (RM30) thin slices of slow roasted pork loin topped with tuna and caper sauce surely sounds promising but I was little confuse how these combination works together, especially since it was less than memorable. To give credit, the pork loin was roasted till tender, texture was good.
Ravioli Tirolesi (RM30) stuffed with homemade sausage, speck topped with light creamy walnut sauce. A winner dish with wonderful thick creamy sauce, with chunks of walnuts added for extra texture. Worth a try.

Also off the menu, is squid ink spaghetti seafood marinara is so ridiculously good. Perhaps we were hungry and though big portion shared between 4 girlies were hardly enough. Definitely no skimming on those seafood as we were offered plenty of those, but if anything I yearn for more, it’s those squid ink spaghetti that blended so well with the tomato sauce (which thankfully is not too acidic with a tinge of sweetness)

Crostina Neroteca (RM58) - Braised Pork ribs with broccoli top with mushroom gravy. Decent but unmemorable.

Desserts were mediocre, if you ask me. The classics are the tiramisu and crème brulee. Both I find so-so. The only thing that appeals to me is the cheesecake, which though simple was nicely dense and creamy.


panna cotta was all too ordinary, with a less creamy texture

All-in-all, with the combination of hits and misses, I still thoroughly enjoyed myself and I especially like the idea of a pork serving Italian restaurant. My chef once told me that if we were ever to go non-halal, there is so much to do with Italian cooking, and I couldn’t agree more.

Can you see the difference between two cameras? =) thanks charles for sharing the pictures!

Nero Teca
Ground Floor,
The Sommerset,
No. 8, Lorong Ceylon
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-20700530

Opens daily from 11.30am to 11.30pm


"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i loved neroteca from the first time we visited which was YEARS ago..their tiramisu back then was the bomb, didnt know they changed it to a cake format..

AugustDiners said...

joe: no no! i didnt snap a pic of tiramisu! hehe! the cake i think is black forest (if not mistaken!)

Michelle Chin said...

i hate you! you get to see leehom~

Sean said...

ooo, i haven't tried the suckling pig here! does it require an advance order ahead of the visit? =)

AugustDiners said...

Michelle: please dont hate me! i did share the photos with you didnt i? hehehe! Share some love pls xx

Sean: yes! i think pre-order is necessary! :D

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

the suckling pig looks good! perhaps im rather traditional, i'd prefer the chinese crispy one :)

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Kenny Mah said...

Oh gosh Lee Hom looks dashing all in white... but it's the suckling pig that takes my breath away! ;)

AugustDiners said...

Fish: its a nice change once in awhile hehe!!

Kenny: OMg did u just compare lee hom to suckling pig? @_@

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Squid ink spaghetti looks darn good...but Lee Hom looks yummier. Hahaha :P

AugustDiners said...

Bangsar-babe: hahahaha that i agree wholeheartedly!! *swoooon at the thought*

Baby Sumo said...

Oooooo you're a fan of Lee Hom! (who isn't hor? ;P)

Btw was Crazieapple in Luna Bar last night for a launch? Think I saw her.

AugustDiners said...

Ya she was! Haha!

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