Wine + Cheese

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What say you? A perfect match?
“Wine and cheese have gone hand in hand for centuries!” Many would exclaim :)
Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavour. However, how would you know which wine should be paired with which type of cheese? And with today’s ever increasing options for both wines and cheese the pairing decisions can be quite tricky as well. *scratch head*
We love wine AND cheese but definitely not an expert when it comes to “pairing it” as with any wine and food pairing, there are a number of considerations, such as texture, acidity, tannin and etc.
At Villa Danieli, we’re able to learn the complementary or contrasting flavours with our different palettes and each of us has almost a different favourite match :)

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Dine Like a True Italian with Wine & Cheese at Villa Danieli @ Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Promotion period: 4th – 30th November 2013 (Lunch & Dinner)
RM120++ per person
Five types of Cheeses Pairing with Five different Wines

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Fret not about not knowing how to pair as we personally thinks that it all depends on our very subjective tatsebuds. And Villa Danieli has exclusively crafted a menu that boasts of fine Italian cheeses paired with delicate wines from renowned wineries in different parts of the world!
Just step into this charming trattoria styled country home for some Italian goodness!

Well we’re sure you wouldn’t want to go for wines on an empty stomach. Do check out some of their authentic & delicious Italian fares like pizzas and pastas on their ala carte menu – which are so worth trying.

Always adore their bread and dips :)

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Pasta
Taglioloni egg pasta with Porcini and Shimeji mushroom in white truffle butter sauce and parmesan shavings

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Rigatoni pasta with spicy creamy Beef Ragout Florentine style, fresh basil and chili extra virgin olive oil

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Villa Danieli`s seafood spaghetti

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Pizza
Parma – Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, sea salt aged Beef Ham `Luxury Bovinus`, arugula, parmesan cheese shavings and extra virgin olive oil

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Piemontese – Mascarpone Cheese, Toma Piemontese cheese, parmesan cheese shavings, fresh Balck Uncinato Truffle, white truffle oil

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Our main agenda of the night :)
From left to right:
1. Goat Cheese, paired with Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand, 2012)
2. Fontina Cheese, paired with Mitchelton Blackwood Park Botrytis Riesling (Australia, 2010)
3. Pecorino Cheese, paired with Frescobaldi Remole Chianti Sangiovese (Italy, 2011)
4. Asiago Cheese, paired with Banfi Col di Sasso Toscana Cabernet Sangiovese (Italy, 2010)
5. Bel Paese Cheese, paired with Banfi Bellagio Rosso Sangiovese (Italy, 2012)

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I personally love the combination of number 5: Bel Paese Cheese, paired with Banfi Bellagio Rosso Sangiovese (Italy, 2012) because they are both so easily accepted! The Bel Paese cheese has a creamy and light milky aroma while the rosy coloured Banfi Bellagio Rosso Sangiovese tasted sweet and easy to drink.

Chris loves number 3,4 and 5. He has so many favourites. LOL.
For instance, cheese number 3: Pecorino Cheese has a harder but crumbly texture, which he loves.
Perhaps you could try this wine & cheese pairing for yourselves for your own favourite match :)

Read about our previous thoughts on Villa Danieli HERE & HERE for more details on their ala carte menu.

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Villa Danieli
Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur
129 Jalan Sultan Ismail,50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2717 9900
Open Weekdays 12pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Sat 6:30pm-10:30pm

*For this Wine & Cheese Promotion, please call for reservation or email to [email protected] :)
or Visit sheratonimperialkualalumpur.com/villadanieli to learn more! :)

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