Festive desserts steal the show

  • Eating Out
  • Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019

Selections of cakes, pies and cookies are arranged elegantly in a Christmas-themed section at Villa Danieli in Sheraton Imperial, Kuala Lumpur. — Photos: CHAN TAK KONG/The Star

It is that time of the year when the sound of Christmas carols fill the air and people seem to be in a jolly mood to usher in the festivities. As is the tradition every year, families and loved ones gather and bond over good food and presents.

Those looking for a place to have appetising festive treats may like what Villa Danieli has to offer as there are sumptuous delicacies in this Italian restaurant known for its decor.

The warm light, combined with soft Christmas carols and songs in the background, make for a soothing and calming atmosphere to celebrate the season.

The carving section has lots of hearty food for those with big appetites.

Delight in juicy and tender oven-roasted whole turkey which comes with generous serving of chestnut stuffing, giblet and cranberry sauce and Brussels sprouts.

And the turkey roulade is exquisitely done. The meat is just succulent and perfect.

The pumpkin soup’s sweetness is felt in each spoonful and makes the perfect start to the meal.

Also available here are oysters, which are sprinkled with cheese, lending it a pleasant creamy and rich taste. If that is not enough, add some crispy fried tempura to your plate.

No Christmas dinner is complete without its desserts and this is where the restaurant shines with its wide selection of sweet confections.

A selection of cakes, pies and cookies are arranged elegantly in a Christmas-themed section, which makes it very inviting to try out.

Take a spoon of the ginger panna cotta and experience the rich divine mix of creamy, sweet and sharp fruity flavours all in one mouthful.

The Christmas stollen is a must-try. The top crust contrasts nicely against the fluffy texture within. There is also an assortment of traditional Christmas cookies, if you are looking for a crunchier bite.

I particularly like the glazed star-shaped cinnamon cookies for their chewy taste and texture.

There are also assorted cookies and cute gingerbread cookies which are not to be missed.

Creamy, soft-textured and delightfully sweet, the strawberry cheesecake is simply lovely.

Lest we forget the lemon meringue tart, a small serving but no less tasty.

With its firm pastry holding its shape, the lemon custard filling’s soft within is a divine indulgence.

Head chef Aiman Shahmi Abd Malek, 22, said it took three days to ensure all the ingredients were correctly prepared before curating the dishes.

Having served in restaurants in Spain and Dubai, he was glad to share his culinary vision with the diners at Villa Danieli.

If you are interested in having this experience, there is an early-bird promotion from Dec 1 until 13, which gives you a 25% discount.

This experience is priced at RM148nett per adult and RM58nett per child from Dec 3 to 22, RM168nett per adult and RM78nett per child on Dec 24, RM148nett per adult and RM58nett per child on Dec 25.

VILLA DANIELI, Level 5, Sheraton Imperial, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2717 9922, 2717 9977). Business hours 12pm to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10pm (Tuesday to Sunday). Closed on Monday.

This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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