November 26, 2010

Aria has taken over Moxie's location at Plaza Damansara, though it still belongs to the family of outlets that comprise Bangsar's Opus, Cava, Leonardo's & Four Seas.

After a little nip and tuck, this two-story location now houses a serene Italian restaurant on the ground floor and a whiskey bar upstairs.

Aria's menu is kinda unadventurous, with nothing that KL hasn't seen before. Nevertheless, that helps it remain true to its promise of offering "traditional Italian dining."

Spaghetti vongole, cooked in Chardonnay with Venus clams. Irreproachably prepared; one of the best versions of this recipe that we've had in Malaysia, thanks to the slick, fabulously flavorsome sauce and the fat, fresh-tasting clams.

A reasonably substantial portion of seafood risotto, with more prawns, squid, mussels & other creatures of the sea packed on this plate compared to rice. Especially recommended if you enjoy tangy tomato flavors. Pasta & risotto prices here are in the regular RM20-30++ range.

Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chardonnay. Available by the glass, carafe & bottle.

Auchentoshan 12 yr & Clynelish 14 yr at the whiskey bar.

44, Jalan Medan Setia 2,
Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2095-0016