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.