Monday, May 07, 2007

Neroteca, KL

bottles
Sunday breakfasts are always special to me as it is the only consistent meal which the Bald Eagle and I share together. Sometimes, our time spent together is filled with animated chatter, mostly in updating each other on the latest events happening in our lives, and at other times, it is companionable silence.

I suppose I am thankful for the fact that we share a like-mindedness for good food and a desire to enjoy whatever little time with each other over a pleasant meal and quiet conversation. With these needs in mind, one will often find us at various restaurants, enjoying a lazy morning over a cup of espresso and a somewhat sinful looking meal.

neroteca
Yesterday, after church, we drove to Neroteca, an Italian restaurant, located at the Somerset Residences at Lorong Ceylon. At 10.30 in the morning, this place can be rather secluded and quiet. Which was perfect for us as we didn't want to hear the chatter of people so early in the morning.

neroteca
The restaurant is rather small, and if you wish to dine here for lunch or dinner, reservations are a must.

rivisitata
Only the breakfast menu was available at that hour, so we ordered the Rivisitata and the Tonica set. The Bald Eagle's Rivisitata came with stewed lentils and sausages, toast with cheese and scrambled eggs.

rivisitata2
The stewed lentils were a little spicy, which was great for the Bald Eagle who likes things savoury.

tonica
My Tonica breakfast came with two fried eggs with mushroom, rocket salad and parmesan cheese. I absolutely love this meal as the eggs were sufficiently fried to hold all the ingredients together, but still managed to remain a little runny.

tonica2

The eggs were generously drizzled with parmesan cheese and tasted wonderful with the buttered toast. Both meals came with coffee while mine came with a juice as well.

tiramisu
Our tiramisu was such a pleasure to eat. It was not only visually pleasing, but tasted heavenly. Probably one of the best I've tasted with its distinct layers of mascarpone cheese, cream and liqueur.

Our bill came up to RM77. A small price to pay for a little bit of happiness.

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Neroteca (non-halal)
Ground floor, Somerset,
8 Lorong Ceylon, 50250 KL
www.neroteca.com
Tel: 03-2070 0530

40 comments:

Precious Pea said...

Oh my, your good-looking tiramisu makes mine at Marmalade so sad-looking. Hahaha..will post up mine later.

Yeah, i enjoy my weekends with Hubby too especially breakfast cos it really determines what kinda day i gonna have. :)

Paprika said...

Must try the tonica breakfast the next time i'm there. Looks good! Have you been to Magnificent Fish and Chip Shop (what a mouthful!) for breakfast? Very nice too.

Henry Yeo said...

Wonder if I should start investing in a breakfast-only restaurant (from 5am to 3pm).

If i ever do, I will name it the Lemongrass Breakfast Club.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

precious pea: can't wait to see your marmalade post...good or bad. :-P I kinda know what you mean about how the day turns out. I'm also quite affected by how day starts with the Bald Eagle.

paprika: I saw the review of Magnificent F & C Shop at Boolicious' blog, but have yet to try it. This'll be a start to a Breakfast series, and Magnificent should fit in perfectly!

henry yeo: Do it, and I'll be your biggest fan!

Timothy said...

I love the photo of the tiramisu. Looks very dreamy ... and misty. Cool effect. On purpose or accidental ?

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Timothy: Thanks! I love it too. I suppose it was accidental, what with all the bracketing I was doing. It helped that I had great lighting too.

team BSG said...

R u serious, that little bit of happiness !? ya mean need plenty more sting like---...
( and ya V borrowed yr name becoz V needed it tks !)

jason said...

!!!
The.. tira-misu.... I... want!...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

team bsg: was puzzled about what you were talking about until I visited your blog. hehe. borrow away!

jason: wish I could send it to you. somemore only RM16. good value for a damn good tiramisu hor.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

just had tiramisu in moussandra tat day..must say wif liquer it tastes way better..i hav been itchin to try this place out..so many places to go to..should i wait for camera??..aiks..

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

SC, FBB and everyone else: CHANGE OF PLANS. Bloggers' breakfast has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 19 at 8.30am at Village Park Restaurant. Interested? Come!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

joe: do try the tiramisu here and tell me what you think. the looks are enough to make one's legs go weak. hehe.

wmw said...

Aiyoh, tiramisu for breakfast??? hahaha....looks good. Gosh, we are surrounded by good food everywhere! Help...how to have my mom's yesteryears waistline? LOL....

k.t.x said...

initially, i thot those tonica greens were spinach which would render the dish pretty italian. but it's interesting anyhow, yours and eagle's. filling?

btw, they dont sell those brass wares do they?

Lee Ping said...

Dear Lyrical Lemongrass,

The decor of this restaurant looks a little like a Hip American Restaurant. Many years ago, when I introduced myself as a Malaysian, an American thought I live on trees... I wish I could show this post to that person.

My kids love homemade Tiramisu. I cut down on the sugar content, so it is not so sweet. Will blog the recipe sometime in the near future.

WMW: Try hula hoops for tiny waist :)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

wmw: good food, anytime oso can eat one. nope..we will never have 22" waistlines no matter how much we will it.

k.t.x: the greens are actually the rocket salad. I found it filling. I was able to skip lunch and my next meal was dinner. No, brassware not for sale. But a lot of other things on the shelves were. eg. the bottle of water (1st pic) featured.

lee ping: we've progressed quite a bit over the 10 years. We're proud of our tree houses, we are. My pet gorilla and baboon will agree with you. Yes, do write about your tiramisu...would love to see and read about it!

sc said...

ok, ok 19th it is, 19th it is..wah 8:30..so early! *gulp*

Xiu Long Bao said...
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Xiu Long Bao said...

Good for u...char siew bao n' i nvr get to wake up dat early in the morning for breakkie ;p

MeiyeN said...

wow......what a hearty breakfast set! and da tiramisu... just feel like having it now :( hope that i've da time to hop over this place soon... been really busy recently..

jason said...

Yeap, really good value. You won't get that size of serving here for tha price :(

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

sc: the early bird catches the worm, or in this case, the nasi dagang.

xiu long bao: 10.30's early?? lol. You must be a nightbird then.

meiyen: the breakfast's great and I do hope you find the time to try it soon. Yeah, I've noticed that you've been busy lately. Don't stress yourself out too much, k.

jason: that size? it isn't that big, really. But it's definitely worth paying RM16 for the taste! yummy!

KampungboyCitygal said...

kampungboy said that he was glad because dim sums and char kuey teow that cost merely less than 10 bucks can buy me 'little bit of happiness' :P

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

citygal: that's wonderful!!! :-P Don't ever change, you guys. :-)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wheres village park??? shit i dont think i can wake up..but no harm trying haha rite

hey..how about the klue rvsp??

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

joe: one at a time, dear. First, we go for breakfast, and then talk about dinner. Come lah! U want a wakeup call? Wat's ur number ar? (Note: I oso sent out an email to da floggers group.)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha i will send u my number later via email la..let me check my burst inbox afterwards..omg work! after 2 weeks..

FoodieLianne said...

oh wow! what a great start to a sunday! I want to go, I want to go .. the problem with this Neroteca place is, I've been wanting to get there but no idea where is it .. sound so difficult to find and i'm one of those clueless soul on the road :-( hehe

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

joe: I can imagine how difficult it would be to get back to work after a nice long break.;-) Ok..will look out for email.

foodielianne: Welcome! :-) I'll try to scan a map in. Hopefully that helps!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

foodielianne: I won't have to scan a map in after all. You can find the map on their website: www.neroteca.com.

Rafleesia said...

I have not thought much of Neroteca the times I have eaten there - wayyy tooo salty and I'm a salt lover! But that photo of the tiramisu is just calling my name! I may have to go back!

Timothy said...

Postings, postings where art thou !

Come on dear. I am waiting and waiting.....

msiagirl said...

Italian food is pretty sexy so it's fun to breakfast with someone special - my hubby would like the Tiramisu with breakfast! When we go there he gets it every single meal to taste the different styles of each restaurant we try...

Tummythoz said...

Ay, thot I left a comment yesterday. Got deleted? *scratch head*

MeltingWok said...

wahh, this is what "yang toi keok" is supposed to be, on a breezy, quiet Sunday morning eh hehe :) So, the 77 dolla worth e'penny ya ?:) hm..Can't seem to find the sausages in ur plate neh. So..is it 90% ur time, and 10% u n him time ? *wink*

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

rafleesia: hi-5! I'm a major salt lover too! lol. Yeah, the tiramisu is worth making another trip there. Go go!

timothy: patience is a virtue, dahlink.

msiagirl: oooh a tiramisu fan! I hope you guys will get to try this...eventually!

tummythoz: well, u left a comment on the other post yesterday! what did you say? :-)

meltingwok: where have u been, girl?? sliced sausages - that's why cannot see. You're right - it is 90% my time. But not out of choice, unfortunately.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

now dis is goin to b damn dangerous..haha i m so god damn bz bak @ work..heres my msn address..chen_zhi_jun@hotmail.com

err my hp number is advertised there

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

joe: thanks for sharing with the world. :-P Have added you.

Free said...

1st picture is a bottle of Grappa 45% alcohol, far away from being water.
and I know the brass wares are for sale.
you should check out the panna cotta with vanilla topping its sinful

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Thanks for the info, Free! Will definitely check out the panna cotta with vanilla topping. Sounds mouthwatering!!