It looks like a casual café, albeit with some nice artwork and greenery up, but the food is sophisticated. With a focus on vegetables, the dishes here are ‘globally influenced’ and more importantly, tasty.
For three of us, we ordered five dishes to share, two proteins, and that was the right amount (with a BYO bottle of wine brought by our pal: thanks J). The crisp, light, zucchini flowers with a sauce of sheep’s cheese was maybe my favourite, generously salty.
I thought the squid salad (or was it cuttlefish, I can never tell them apart) was a very interesting combo of the squid, herbs, chili and fennel, I believe.
We ordered one of the specials of the day: meatballs, which were… meatballs. Tasty. In a sauce.
A salad with radicchio, leeks, beets and burrata: ah, maybe that was my favourite. Can’t go wrong with burrata. We demolished this in moments, the three of us.
We also had some super crispy potatoes, which were surprisingly similar to the ones at Gogyo the other week. For some reason, this dish doesn’t excite any more, but I think that’s me rather than the restaurants.
Lovely, friendly service and only $40 each for the three of us, this was surprisingly inexpensive, but equally surprisingly elegant. What a treat if you live nearby and this is one of your local restaurants. For the rest of us, I’d say it’s definitely worth a trip and I’d also venture particularly good if you or yours are not eating meat.