Villa Danieli – Authentic Italian Delicacies Fresh From the Wood-fired Oven

I’ve always loved the idea of Wood-Fired Oven and in fact, I’d love to have one in my future home in Oz so I can churn out perfectly cooked pizzas for my party guests especially during colder days. And did you know that Wood-Fired Oven can do much more than just pizzas? The culinary team at Villa Danieli has designed a menu featuring dishes all cooked by the Wood-Fired Oven, from delicious starters to decadent desserts.

A wood-fired oven retains heat really well, thus it can be fired up and used for a period of hours or even days over decreasing temperature. During this time, multiple batches of food can be baked according to the level of temperature needed. Chef Kamaruddin and his team believe in serving authentic Italian cuisine, so be assure that freshest ingredients are used to prepare each course.

Either create your own dish by firstly choosing your favourite meat (duck confit, salmon, lamb rack, beef cheek and lamb rib) then select three side dishes of your choice to go with it (sautéed mushrooms, roast potatoes, brocolini, asparagus, grilled vegetables, steak fries and mashed potatoes) complete your choice of sauce (rosemary lamb jus, chicken jus, saffron butter sauce, mustard jus and lobster bisque sauce). Or choose from the ala carte menu.

We sampled a few dishes during an invited review and let me share these foodporn with you.

Pretty bread

While waiting for the meal, enjoy their bread with their delicious olive and tomato tapenade.

Cheesy portabello mushroom RM32

These Stuffed portabello mushrooms with herbs and goat cheese is very simple, with clean flavours. The rich goat cheese goes well with earthy mushrooms.

Baked Tagliatelle RM48

Baked Pasta is always a comforting dish and too bad Frank left before he could taste this one because it’s totally his thing with all the colourful capsicum and onion. The slightly crunchy cheese on top is the best part.

Salt-crusted Whole Sea Bass RM120

Order the Sea Bass if you have dining companions with you as it only comes whole, and it’s a sight to behold. The waiter will wheel the cart out and crack open the salt crust in front of you. This method of cooking keeps the flesh moist while flavouring it subtlely. Although it’s hard to avoid the salt remnants completely so sometimes it gets a little salty.

Sea Bass served with Fennel, Potato and Lemon Butter

I adore the pairing of fish and fennel and the lemon butter adds another dimension of flavour. My inner cat was purring non-stop.

Lamb Rib with steak fries, Coca-cola BBQ sauce and Broccolini (RM118)

Our final main course was the much anticipated Lamb Ribs and what a glorious plate of meat. Baked to perfection, these ribs are fork-tender, with a sweet and savoury flavour and the accompanying coca-cola BBQ sauce also has a slight tang. I was mainly going for the crunchy Broccolini. This dish will please all hardcore carnivores.

Chocolate Lava Cake RM28

Of course, it wouldn’t be an Italian dinner without some desserts! They are also baked in the Wood-Fired Oven (except for the ice cream, of course, that would be a little difficult). We had the delectable Chocolate Lava Cake, which is not Italian origin but who would resist a perfectly done chocolate delight? Your truly is the exception with the misfortune of chocolate allergy.

It’s a damn shame I tell you, just look at the oozy chocolate sauce!

But I did have the Walnut Ice Cream and enjoyed it.

There are many more dishes from the ala carte menu including delicious things like Eggplant Parmagiana, Beef Lasagna, and even King Prawns. But hurry because this romotion is only available for both lunch and dinner till 31 March 2014.

Meanwhile, Starwood SPG member can enjoy up to 50% exclusive discounts off total food bill. This promotion is valid till 31 March 2014. Terms and conditions apply. For more information or to make a reservation, call 03-27179900 or e-mail or visit

Villa Danieli
5th floor
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail
T: +603 2717 9922

3 Comments Add yours

  1. KY says:

    that cheesy portabello mushroom is love!!!

  2. i really like the unique look of their welcome bread … totally eye-catching! 😀

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