Without a doubt, Villa Danieli has regained the vigour with which it burst forth almost two decades ago.
There is still nowhere like it in Kuala Lumpur for Continental dining that is both elegant and friendly. The menu offers a wide array of choices that is grounded in Italian tradition but with the occasional opportunity for experiment.
Sticking with the mainstream, the signature mushroom risotto is irresistible. Creamy and substantial, the delightfully unobtrusive parmesan and liberal dose of truffle oil raise the risotto to its rightful place.
The glazed lamb ribs are sumptuous in their tenderness and the richness of the accompanying cola barbecue sauce.
For simpler fare, try the spaghetti aglio olio, which is not too heavy on the chilli or parsley, but luxuriates in olive oil. Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur TEL: +603 2717 9922 www.sheratonimperialkualalumpur.com
BBQ glazed lamb ribs
Lemon ricotta cheesecake