Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Il Divo @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Good enough, no more Monday blues. But, am still feeling very "blue" and very upset as a matter of fact that Red Devils lost da FA Cup to Chelsea last Saturday. That night, I was soooooo soo disappointed along with other die-hard MU fans together gather at da Bangsar Village open air carpark just to watch da game on giant screens and thought that da percentage of MU winning was like 100%? Sadly, everyone got to go home with a sad face and you sure know why :(

Before heading to da football party at Bangsar Village, we had dinner at Il Divo Italian Restaurant which's located at Desa Sri Hartamas. A new Italian Restaurant which just opened 2 months ago and looks like business has been very good that patrons willingly to wait for tables although da whole place was all occupied at that time we were there. Then again it could be because da Restaurant itself is quite small with less than 10 dining tables. Luckily we reached pretty early that night or else darling surely wouldn't want to wait, moreover it was our first time dining here. For a moment I thought that it's a place that offers fine dining cause food here ain't cheap but by looking at da crowd, I seriously don't think so. Half of a crowd dressed up while da rest came in with sandals and short pants O_o Nevermind, I still like this cosy place :D

Complimentary Breads (a salty one!). I find da Breads cute but a little bit salty for me. Hmm... darling loved it though.....

Our starter, Sautee Clams with Cherry Tomato, Asparagus and White Wine Sauce was awesome! Priced at RM 22, da Clams were fresh, plenty of Garlic and Cherry Tomato, da sauce.... omg, soooooo soooo good that I actually drink it up :p

For mains, darling wanted something different this time and he ordered Grilled Tuna Steak. Priced at RM 53, da Tuna Steak dressed with highly seasoned Dijok Mustard, served with Grilled Artichoke and accompanied with da Cheesy Taleggio sauce definitely has our vote. Honestly speaking, it didn't taste like Tuna... almost tastes and smells like Lamb! We both like this main alot, I mean it, really alot... and will order this again da next time we drop by ;)

I was craving for Pasta hence Seafood Spaghetti for me. Priced at RM 42, I absolutely heart this Reef Spaghetti. Big serving with a generous amount of fresh Prawns, Clams, Mussels and Baby Octopus. Believe me, very yummy and delicious!

Came dessert time, we shared a Tiramisu which was recommended by da owner. Darn expensive okay, RM 24 for this very little portion and we didn't quite like it. I wondered how come it's not done in layers :|

Overall, we were very satisfied with da Appetizer and Mains but not da not-so-yummy Tiramisu. Da total bill came up to RM 200++ with 2 glasses of Red Wine and if you think that getting a parking is rather difficult around this area, no worrries as they offer free valet ;)

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15 comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

heard from boo that nite in sandias that the place was so so..it seldom i can find places that serve real good tuna..often there are not even defrosted properly and you can feel because i prefer it rare..

MeiyeN said...

joe, oh really? well.... i would say that it's expensive to dine here but da appetizer and mains that we had were all good! not too sure about other desserts but da one we had, tiramisu, really supa dupa expensive and not yummy at all.... :(

Jessie Woo said...

wuah ur "Sautee Clams" is making my tummy rumbling here ...

the name is like the group of singer from Australia la :P

MeiyeN said...

jessie, we all seafood lovers surely love clams! :D you mean da operatic boy band.. they are australians?!! not italians?

SypruxWindchaser said...

OMG...Grilled Tuna Steak O_O...
looks delicious and it's been ages since i ate that x_x
Bob! stop ordering evil stuff like that to tempt a poor student suffering in the comp lab

Xiu Long Bao said...

walked past this place quite a few times @ hartamas. Luckily didnt step into it cus the food seem to be really pricey based on ur review.

Primrose said...

That's the 1st time I see a tuna steak. Sure looks good in the pic. The spaghetti too. I am keen to try tuna steak.

Kok said...

mei yen,
You also like soccer? MU fans some more. Wahlao! haha!

Everything in the restaurant seems very tasty leh. But looking at the price...*clear throat*... I think I better start working hard for now. :P

Rasa Malaysia said...

Oooh clams clams, I love them as you know...Hehe.

MeiyeN said...

sypruxwindchaser, oh yeaps.... tuna-licious lol.... no, no, you aren't poor you surely could afford to have this tuna steak provided you skip buying/playing magic cards? :p

xiulongbao, depends on what you order as their price starts from rm 20 - rm 65 but i believe that if you only order da mains for 2 persons, da bill will surely come less than rm 150 :)i think it's quite worth to try this place at least for once :p

primrose, go ahead and try it out! hope you gonna like it... seriously, it didn't taste like a fish, not at all! :)

kok, yes!!!!!! am a die-hard mu fan! sooooo soooo upset okay that they lost da throphy...boo hooooo :(

rasamalaysia, i surely know that and am pretty sure you can cook a good one! hopefully i am lucky enough to try your masterpiece one day :)

Kok said...

meiyen,
I have never seen a soccer die hard fan like you before. Even so upset when they lost. Aduiii...don't sad don't sad. There's always next year!:P

Teoh said...

Hiya...glad you enjoyed the food, though I have to agree with you on the tiramisu, it's just so-so only. I prefered the chocolate mousse. And ya, this place definitely isn't for everyday dining as some of the dishes are pretty pricey...*grin* And I absolutely loved the sauteed clams as well (I drank the white wine sauce too!)...-sooyin-

MeiyeN said...

kok, next year? da good players are all getting very old by then... :p

sooyin, we didn't try da chocolate mousse but i do trust your tastes though :D i shall take note and order that next time! like you, i find da clams really yummmmmmy! :D

Jackson said...

wow...u r a real food blogger la!! The place that u went are all so special!! The starter look so good!!

MeiyeN said...

jackson, :D yes... very yummy! must try yah...