FAVOLA AT LE MERI­DIEN KUALA LUMPUR

Time Out Malaysia Eating and Drinking Guide - - KL & SURROUNDS -

In KL’s cut­throat din­ing scene, blind­ingly bril­liant in­no­va­tion and gas­tro­nomic feasts are all very good, but to reach the top, it takes some con­sis­tent work and ded­i­cated con­fi­dence in what you do. And Le Méri­dien Kuala Lumpur as­suredly does that well. From award-win­ning Prime, the steak­house ded­i­cated to all good meats done well, to a sta­ble of high-per­form­ing restau­rants like Lat­est Recipe and Gas­tro Sen­tral, the team at Le Méri­dien Kuala Lumpur has def­i­nitely done their home­work, and the re­sult shows.

That said, it takes some­thing else to cat­a­pult Le Méri­dien Kuala Lumpur into the higher ech­e­lons of KL’s food scene. Unpretentious and invit­ing Favola is the crown­ing restau­rant on Le Méri­dien Kuala Lumpur’s din­ing roster. Mean­ing ‘fable’ in Ital­ian, the in­te­ri­ors of Favola are sim­ple and classy, with a wall of beau­ti­ful Vene­tian masks do­ing all the sto­ry­telling.

Favola spe­cialises in Vene­tian fare, which is a re­fresh­ing change from the usual wood-fired piz­zas and pas­tas. A Vene­tian menu fo­cuses the spot­light on dishes like risotto and seafood. Try sig­na­tures like Risotto Nero, a squid ink risotto dish with sautéed lob­ster, broc­col­ini, le­mon rind and cherry toma­toes as well as Conchiglioni Mari­nara al Car­toc­cio, a seafood pasta dish baked in gor­geous parcels of tangy tomato sauce, fresh herbs and parme­san cheese. Other high­lights in­clude an­tipasti, An­gus rib­eye florentina, and beef con­sommé risotto. Fin­ish the meal with the Cas­sata made with rich home­made vanilla, straw­berry and pis­ta­chio ice cream. En­joy a range of dishes ev­ery Satur­day when the Semi Buf­fet Lunch is avail­able at RM 98++ per per­son. 2 Jalan Ste­sen Sen­tral, Kuala Lumpur Sen­tral, Kuala Lumpur (03 2263 7434/ din­ing. lemeri­di­enkualalumpur.com).

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