Tuesday, October 25, 2011


'Pomodori Ripieni di Riso' - Oven roasted whole tomatoes stuffed with rice & basil and served with wedges of potato. ($12)
This dish is a typical summertime antipasto. A very Roman addition is to serve the tomatos with some wedges of potato as they will soak up the excess juice and oil and become crunchy around the edges making a great accompaniment to the tomatoes.

'Crostoni con salsiccia '- Toasted italian bread with melted stracchino cheese, pork & fennel sausage and topped off with shaved raddichio. ($12)
This typical Tuscan appetizer is hugely popular throughout Italy. The combination of sausage and stracchino is incredible and the radicchio adds a touch of freshness to the dish.
*Stracchino is a fresh, soft, creamy and lightly salted cheese from Lombardy

'Stracciafave' - Rag pasta (small sheets of lasanga) cooked with broad beans, guanciale (cured pork cheek), onion and placed on a broad bean puree topped off with pecorino cheese. ($26)
This is one of my all time favourite dishes and was a specialty cooked by my nonna for many years.

'Lamb Shanks' - Slow cooked lamb shanks served with a chunky tomato salsa, warm red bean salad and roasted potatoes. ($28)
There is nothing better than a well cooked lamb shank with the meat tender and almost falling off the bone in a rich sauce. If you like the sound of that we promise you won't be leaving us disappointed.

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