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Our romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at Aria, Plaza Damansara.

Last year, we celebrated Valentine’s Day at home. I had just started learning to bake, so I made G a bunch of heart-shaped chocolate biscuits…that were better used as a murder weapon.

This year, we decided to eat out at Aria, an Italian restaurant in Plaza Damansara. While waiting for G to come home to pick me, I gave Charlie a bath, washed his bed & vacuumed the house, all in the name of working up an appetite.

Traffic was horrendous, so instead of 7pm, we only reached about 8pm. Luckily for us, there were still ample parking space outside the restaurant.

# – Candle, rose petals and heart-shaped confetti.

# – Chocolates too, of course.

We were promptly seated and introduced to our server for the evening. He assured us he would take care of us, which was a nice thing to hear in a restaurant. Champagnes were poured.

# – Happy Valentine’s Day boobs.

# – Posing with the bubblies. Emphasis on the word “posing” :P

# – Our appetizer – a mixture of salmon & beef carpaccios, arancinis, battered artichoke hearts, battered eggplant strips, calamari rings, mushroom & tomato brushettas and many more. An absolutely delicious platter.

# – G’s Lamb Roulade. Nice flavours but lamb could be more tender.

# – My black tonnarelli with crab meat & olives. Generous portion. Slightly under-seasoned with strong tomato flavours. I needed more salt but some may find it just nice.

We had two desserts.

# – Poached pears. Great for those who like intense flavours.

# – Chocolate fondant. Absolutely crazy delicious. The exterior of the cake was crisp, with a fluffly cake that oozes decadent, luxurious chocolate sauce. Perfect Valentine’s dessert :)

Service at Aria was truly excellent! In fact, I’d say it’s one of the best service I’ve ever encountered.

Food took a while to arrive naturally on such a busy day but the staff constantly checked on us, making sure our glasses weren’t empty and chatting to G about single malt whiskeys.

# – The single malts in Aria.

They’ve got a massive collection, by the way. G said they’ve even got the rarer ones like Balvenie 15. Not like I could register anything as all single malts taste like disinfectant to me. But G’s a happy camper and when he’s happy I’m happy too :)

Aria Restaurant
44G, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2095-0016

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