The show-stopping starter had to be the beef carpaccio with capers and grana padano. Although I didn’t think this dish was quite as tasty as a couple of top carpaccio spots in town (a subtle citrus zing would have taken it nek level), the thinly sliced beef was absolute perfection. If you’re looking for the definition of ‘melt in your mouth’ then look no further than this dish. It is a complete delight.
Onto the main event – the ‘hot pizza’ cooked in an impressive looking Chicco Palms’ pizza oven. On one occasion I had the pleasure of being seated at the bar overlooking the pizza station and it was awesome getting to see the technique and skill required to make these carbohydrate circles of heaven. ‘Pizza and a show!’ my boyfriend kept exclaiming whilst refusing to engage me in any actual conversation.
The menu also offers a compla’ pastas. We went with the calabrese mac & cheese which was a tasty and enjoyable dish, but mostly just OK. I mean, we had a good time together and everything but I didn’t leave thinking about it or wait for it to call. A fling of little consequence.