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.
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.
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!
No. 8, Lorong Ceylon
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Opens daily from 11.30am to 11.30pm