Fried Calamari with borlotti beans, marinated eggplant and radicchio
Most of us got the fried calamari. I think it was a good choice! The calamari was fresh and tasty, with a crunchy, light batter. The addition of borlotti beans was quite a nice touch, with a creamy texture contrasting the crunch of the batter and the tender calamari. An acidic lift came from the addition of marinated eggplant and the bitter radicchio and rocket leaves further lightened the dish.
Salmon with braised peas and burnt butter sauce
For mains, the simple grilled salmon was another popular dish on our table. While it seemed a little underwhelming, everyone agreed that the fish was beautifully cooked, but the burnt butter sauce was a too subtle. I liked the braised peas with the distinctly buttery finish though.
Ricotta cheese tart
I finished lunch with a rich, moist ricotta tart that ate more like a cake. Filled with diced candied fruits, it reminded me of a cassata, but with a shortcrust.
And I couldn't go past a good strong coffee and crisp biscotti.
|Caffee Lungo and biscotti|
More photos: Lunch with Nuz 2010.09.21
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