Two years ago, we came here on an ordinary Friday night and experienced one of the best meals I have ever had in my life.
The restaurant offers a fantastic view of the city skyline and we were given a balcony table with perfect dim lighting. Despite the fact that we had only stumbled in for a pre-drinks casual dinner, the surroundings made it feel like a special evening.
For starters, we shared a Caparccio di Monzo con Funghi for starters. This was a delightful dish of thin slices of raw Angus beef topped with mushrooms, soft truffled duck eggs and drizzled with herb infused olive oil. It was a perfect combination. The oil lubricated the beef and gave it the perfect texture. For someone who usually shies away from raw beef, this dish was enough to convince me otherwise. Meanwhile, the truffled duck eggs and mushroom held distinct flavors of their own, but were even better wrapped inside the slices of raw beef. But it was too good and sadly it was all finished before I remembered to take a picture.
R could not go past the Wagyu! He ordered the Medaglioni di Manzo, which featured pan roasted Wagyu beef, creamed Jerusalem artichoke, Italian cabbage and a bed of porccini mushrooms. It was pure perfection. To this day, the Wagyu beef is still the best Wagyu we have had.
I had the free range duck. Anitra alla Grappa featured half a roasted Muscovy duck, muscatel grapes, slow braised sweet red onions and a dark thick sweet sauce. The duck was delightfully soft and the strands of flesh melted easily in the warmth of my mouth. Again, it was the complementary nature of all the flavors which made this dish so memorable.
Unfortunately, the photos were taken mid-meal with a 3.1mp phone camera, so please excuse the poor form.