Private booth... uber romantic!
Warm and crispy ciabatta
Parma ham with fresh figs
Grilled squid tentacle
Panna cotta with raspberry sauce
Latte and cappuccino
I felt like I had broken the bank. This meal cost $239 for just 2 people. It was much better value though... than the hairy crab experience HERE. The food here is well made. I tend to think that the quality of an Italian restaurant is seen by its bread. The ciabatta was a delight. Soft and moist on the inside. Warm. Crispy on the outside.
The squid tentacle is flown in from the Mediterranean sea. The last time I had it was in Greece at a coffee shop outside which hung huge squids on clothes lines. Do they cure them that way? I dunno. Anyway, the squid was sweet and salty... soft and juicy on the inside... crisp and crackly from the chargrill.
The parma ham was not over salty and went very well with the fresh figs, instead of the rock melon that it's normally served with. An ohhhh... the tenderloin beef was melt in the mouth tender. Tenderized through aging... NOT sodium bicarbonate. The panna cotta wobbled when served. It was soft and creamy... not too sweet. The tiramisu was light and not at all jelak.
I like the food here because it's not too heavily seasoned. The flavours of the fresh ingredients come through well. Care was taken to prepare these dishes.