Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel is delighted to welcome their new Italian Head Chef, Roberto Panareillo, as he joins and leads the hotel’s Tuscany-inspired restaurant, Villa Danieli. With experiences spanning more than a decade long, the Italian born-and-bred chef brims with passion for the authentic Italian cuisine. (read more about Chef Roberto here)

A taste of Italy by Chef Roberto showcases a few signature dishes from the menu that he recently developed for Villa Danieli. Roberto’s cooking style is rustic and simple, yet innovative to suit modern iterations of Italian cuisine. In his repertoire, he includes passed-down recipes from his great grandmother. His basic cooking rules for a great Italian dish are to use only the finest and freshest ingredients.

Course 1: Antipasti – Tartare Di Tonno

Premium tuna is the main highlight for this dish. Assembled with the freshest ingredients such as imported green and black olives, sweet Balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy and the crunchiness of the shallots, enhances the flavour of the fresh succulent tuna. This combination brings mind-blowing flavours for a starter.

Course 2: Pasta – Ravioli Carbonara Di Mare

Three elements that made this dish a winner are home-made ravioli pasta, original Italian carbonara sauce and a hint of innovative to the ravioli stuffing. Chef Roberto stuffed the home-made ravioli with luscious local seafood such as shrimp, mussels and baby cuttlefish which not commonly used as ravioli stuffing.

Course 3: Pesce – Merluzzo Alla Griglia Con Salsa Alla Puttanesca

This recipe has been in Chef Roberto’s family for nearly 80 years! Made at home for family and loved ones, Chef Roberto is now willing to share this great dish from his great grandmother with diners here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The star of this dish is the Codfish that was air-flown from the North European sea.  The fish was grilled to perfection and served with the real Italian tomato-based sauce Puttanesca, alongside steamed vegetables, olives, capers and tomatoes.

Course 4: Dolce – Panna Cotta Al Profumo Di Sardegna

Panna Cotta is known as the authentic Italian pudding. Chef Roberto re-created the Panna Cotta recipe which is perfect as a palate cleanser to this gastronomical journey. With a thought of missing home lingers, he intensifies the original Panna Cotta recipe and added premium Madagascar vanilla and few combinations of citrus fruits,  hence, the scent of this pudding when it is perfectly cooked reminds him of home, Sardegna.

Amongst the above highlights, Chef Roberto took the lead and evolved the menu for Villa Danieli. Inspired by the rustic Italian newspaper layout or known as Gazzetta, the menu comprises all food sections from Antipasti to Dolce. A wide selection of home-made pasta such as Ravioli di Magro, Pappardelle ai Funghi Porcini, Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Gratinati on top of the Pizza selection which was improved and added with two signature items – 5 Cheese, a combination of Mozzarella, Parmesan, Smoked Scamorza, Gorgonzola, Mascarpone, fresh Wild Rocket and Villa Danieli, tomato-based pizza with Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Wild Rocket, Bresaola, Sliced Parmesan cooked to perfection in the traditional wood-fired oven.

The newly developed menu will be made available to the guest from 17th January 2020 and onwards. For more information and reservations at Villa Danieli, please call +6012 337 9980 or email to

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