Il Divo @ Terrace Hock Choon

June 9, 2009

Il Divo has moved to the Terrace @ Hock Choon, a new dining enclave within a two-storey bungalow in Ampang that should receive loads of hype in the coming months.

There was a reasonable crowd for Il Divo's first day this week. It's the second restaurant to open at Terrace, five days after Fukuharu (to be reviewed soon!). There'll be other outlets offering Chinese and German cuisine, as well as wine and coffee poolside bars, by September.

The new Il Divo looks a lot better than the old one at Desa Sri Hartamas. The menu seems to have been revamped and is more compact.

Rigatoni with duck in a raspberry sauce. The sauce lent a sweet flavour to this pasta, making it a unique experiment that was addictively tasty.

Risotto with parmesan cheese, white truffle oil and black truffle shavings. Too much salt overwhelmed the truffle's subtle influence. Nicely al dente though.

Penne with salmon in vodka sauce. Mediocre. But since this was the outlet's inaugural evening, we'll forgive them for possible teething problems and make a return trip soon.

Chianti Classico house wine. Very reasonably priced at RM 14 per glass.

Il Divo,
Terrace @ Hock Choon,
Lorong Nibong, Off Jalan Ampang.
Tel: 2145-4108.