Il Lido @ Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur revised

July 8, 2010

Il Lido's second-floor rooftop lounge is finally open _ not lofty enough to provide a bird's-eye view of KL's skyline, but still strategically positioned to form a striking backdrop to the city center's most familiar buildings.

It's a spacious, laid-back spot, offering hearty bar food and heady cocktails.

Emiliana bruschetta, topped with goose liver & shallot compote. Velvety foie gras terrine with crisp, fresh-tasting bread. What's not to love, right?

Venetian bruschetta (cod fish & potato mousse). The thick, creamy toppings on this one propelled it into the ranks of the top 10 bruschetta recipes we've ever tasted.

Classic bruschetta (vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic, basil). Not bad, but pretty basic.

Sardinian bruschetta (pork & BBQ sauce). Recommended for toothless carnivores, who'll adore how the meat is turned into melt-in-the-mouth mousse.

Genoese bruschetta (black olive tapenade & zucchini). Order if you have a tolerance for salt. Might have enjoyed this more if we weren't all bruschettaed out by this point.

Vegetable "spiedini" (Sicilian grilled skewer). Mildly spicy; terrific for snacking. Chicken, prawn and beef tenderloin skewers are also available.

White anchovy & black olive pizza. Also a high-sodium recipe, with a very fishy flavor from the soft, slippery anchovies. Interesting change from the typical pizza toppings.

Potent cocktails: ilLidotini (smirnoff orange, red vermouth) & Mojito.

Mimosa (prosecco, orange) & strawberry daiquiri.

Top Hill & Pina Colada.
Click for earlier entries on il Lido: June 2, June 4, June 8 & June 18.

il Lido,
Jalan Mayang, Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur.