Thursday, 15 March 2012

Bali - Day 2 Dinner - La Lucciola

Fine dining at La Lucciola @ Seminyak

It took our guide some time before he found his way to La Lucciola, which is at the edge of the beach. Initially, he was hopping that we can change to some good and more accessible restaurant like The Living room, Potato Head or Ku De Ta, but I prefer to stick to La Lucciola due as the reviews are good (Ranked #8 of 124 restaurants in Seminyak).

The carpark of the restaurant was quite dark.  There is security check before entering the restaurant, bags will be checked. Entrance to the restaurant was dimly but romantically lighted.
La Lucciola Entrance
The waitress who are wearing Balinese uniform usher us to the bar for a cocktail while waiting for the dining table to be set up. Nice setting, lovely ambience to enjoy a cocktail while admiring the La Lucciola beach with night lightings. La Lucciola is at the West, believe this will be a great place to sit back and relax to enjoy a fantastic sunset.

The restaurant is in an enormous thatch roofed 2-storey building. The view from the 2nd storey was nicer.

Restaurant Settings
We ordered their non-alcoholic cocktail - Mango & Tangerine Granita and Lychee & Lime Granita. Granita a semi frozen cocktail which originate from Sicily.  The Lychee & Lime was very refreshing with nice lychee fragrance.  Each Granita cost Rp. 35K (S$4.8)

Granita Cocktail

Nice fresh flowers were used to decorate the restaurant, even the toilet.

Their pasta was highly recommended on the Internet.  We ordered their "House Made Potato Gnocchi", which come with field mushrooms, spinach, creamed leeks with white truffle oil. Rp. 139K (S$19)
Gnocchi are some soft Italian dumplings made from flour, egg, cheese, potatoes. The leek cream sauce was thick creamy yet light.  The truffle oil is fragrant and not overpowering. This is definitely the best pasta we had so far, it is a must-try!

House Made Potato Gnocchi
Rating: 4.75/5

Line Caught Snapper, served with Prawns and Peppers in Agrodolce and Zucchini Blossoms. Rp. 195K (S$27). Agrodolce - agro (sour) dolce (sweet), it refer to sweet and sour sauce used in French cuisine. The fish is slightly overcook, but its still quite nice with the sauce. Its the first time we tasted fried Zucchini Blossoms, it was very crispy and nice. Would have took more time to savour it if we had known that its quite an uncommon delicacy.

There is transport service available at the restaurant carpark. Even though the rate was clearly stated on the price list, the driver demand for an extra Rp. 10K citing the reason that our Kuta destination is one-way traffic and crowded.  We gave in since its not worth to venture through the dark carpark and main road to get a taxi for just S$1.5.

La Lucciola
Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone +62 361 730 838

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