Favola is an Italian restaurant located at level 8 (just by the pool), Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur. The ambiance here is great, spacious seating pair with some really comfortable chair and light music, making it a romantic place to dine in.
Before I am here, I had heard that both Prime and Favola served amazing complimentary bread, and yes, it’s true! The bread here is just AMAZING! I don’t really know the names of the dip bar the olive oil with balsamic vinegar. But it’s just just just great!
I and LY almost finish up all the bread before we force ourself to stop, just so that our stomach won’t be full even before our apetizer is served! 10.0/10
The free wine I got by giving them my Free Complimentary Wine voucher.
Chef’s Antipasti @ RM50. It’s a sampler of five antipasti. Each antipasti has a price range from RM30 to RM45, and although it came with a smaller portion, but I can taste 5 types of it, which is good for me.
Starting from bottom left is the seafood salad which is just normal in my opinion. Nothing to shout about. 6.4/10
To the right, it’s Caprese – Buffalo mozzarella, tomato, basil, garlic confit and oregano. The mozzarella is good! 7.4/10
The middle one is Bruschetta – Smoked salmon, tomato salsa, buffalo mozzarella and porcini ragout. I personally loved the Bruschetta with smoked salmon, yummy! 7.5/10
The top leftt will be Bresaola – shaved dried beef, rocket, cold potato and pommery mustard salad. As I am totally not a fan of rocket, hence to me, it’s just a normal appetizer that I don’t enjoy. 5.0/10
For the top right one, sorry I totally forget what’s the name of it. :p
After the antipasti, soup is served – Zuppa di Pesce alla Marinara @ RM35. Well, in English, it’s seafood tomato and saffron soup, with garlic toast. The garlic toast itself is nothing compare to the complimentary bread, and the soup, well, I can’t say it’s bad, but it’s not memorable. 6.1/10
1 of our main dish, Risotto Nero @ RM50. As many of you will already know, Risotto is a class of Italian dishes of rice cooked in broth to a creamy consistency. So why is the rice black?! Well, it’s actually squid ink risotto. And although the colour of the risotto might be scary, it actually taste wonderful! The toppings will be sauteed slipper lobster, broccolini, lemon rind and cherry tomato.
And yes, the lobster is good! However, I will not recommend most Malaysians to order this and alone, as 1 might find it’s too creamy. Hence it might taste superb if you ate a bit, but the more you consume, it might become too ji-lat. Sharing this among 2 to 3 person is okay though. 7.8/10
Something off the menu, but I saw it from their Cuisine Volume 12: Food and Beverage promotions from April to June 2011, which is Grilled Langoustine @ RM108 (1/2 dozen). A langoustine is a marine crustacean which looks a little like a miniature lobster and a lot like the river dwelling crayfish. It’s grilled with lemon butter and served with refreshing panzanella salad made with bread and vine ripened tomatoes on the side.
However, seeing that it’s a promotion item, it might be a chef’s special or something, which supposedly should be good, right? It’s however, a total let down. It’s way too salty and although I never had a langoustine before, I just don’t find that it’s fresh as the meat are soggy. 5.5/10
Overall, my dining experience here is okay. I liked the ambiance but I do hope the food can be better considering that the price is not cheap.
Total Damage: RM203.60 (I am a Starwood Privilege Card holder, hence I get 50% discount on food, 20% discount on beverage). Promotion item such as the Grilled Langoustine are not entitled to the Starwood Privilege Card discount.
Operating Hours: Daily Lunch (except Saturday) : 12.00 pm to 2.30 pm
Daily Dinner : 6.30 pm to 11 pm
Contact: 603 – 2263 7434
Location: Le’ Meridien Kuala Lumpur