Wednesday, December 08, 2010

TGIF...Thank Goodness il Lido's Fabulous!

Bruschetta with Cod and Potato Mousse

Whether it's for pre-dinner drinks, post-work pleasure or pre-club get-togethers, any time's a good time at il Lido's new European-style lounge bar.

Yes, folks. Hot on the heels of its spanking new sister il Lido restaurant just a floor below comes the il Lido Lounge Bar where you and the gang at work or play can 'chillax' over trendy music that's comfortably audible but not ear-shattering, drown out those rat race sorrows over creative cocktails, mocktails and wines of the world, and even assuage expectant hunger pangs that are bound to arise.

Touting itself as a “sanctuary” for discerning KL-lites: yuppies, nearby embassy crowd, tourists, et al, il Lido's stylish and sleek semi-al fresco setting boasts loads of grey-black-earth tones with long, boxy padded seats and Starck stools in pop art colours. A stretched white canopy provides ample shade and come dusk, nothing beats the sweeping vistas of the city's towering concrete jungle and lush old raintrees that soar majestically around the vicinity.

Drink to each other's health with a glass or two of Bellini – Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) with peach puree or ilLidotini – a mixture of martini, Smirnoff orange and red vermouth. For oenologists, check out the notable wine selection that naturally includes quite a few Italian labels.

Parma Ham with Rucola Pizza

Aahh...feeling peckish? No need to fret as the bar snacks here are way better than those half-baked, run-of-the-mill offerings found elsewhere. After all, few bar lounges can lay claim to a full-fledged Italian sister outlet downstairs.

BBQ Chicken Skewers

Hence you'd be tempted with an array of delectable Euro-Italian offerings: Crisp Fried Calamari with a piquant Arrabbiata Sauce, Bruschetta with Cod and Potato Mousse, BBQ Chicken Skewers and Parma Ham with Rucola (rocket leaves) Pizza among others. Everything was scrumptious; familiar yet each dish we sampled bear subtle, novel twists that enhance and delight.

Crisp Fried Calamari

ilLido Lounge Bar

Level 2 Lot 183 Jalan Mayang

Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng

Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (03) 2161 2291

Fax: (03) 2161 2295

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