For starters we had pickled skate on celery with a mussel/parsley cream or dressing which was very intense in taste and colour while the fish was very delicate and subtle.
This one was my favourite: marabel potato finely sliced so it looks like spaghetti and rolled up in a bunch, seaweed and pecorino sauce. How can something with no visible sign of cheese (nothing runny or crumbly in this dish!) taste so intensly of pecorino?
Mandarin, buttermilk and egg yolk. I saw the lady at the table next to us mixing this dessert up on her plate right from the beginning which did not do it any good look-wise. The combination was very pleasant though and well harmonised; the egg yolk adding just that creamy touch to the acidic milk and the citrus fruit which gave the whole thing a taste like Zabaione.
This is definitely not feel good cooking but I appreciated every single dish for its’ creative twist and the successful combination of ingredients. The atmosphere in the restaurant is quite laid back; no table clothes, knife, fork and spoon were to be found in a drawer beneath the wooden table and the tables were placed quite closely together which gives the whole room a cafeteria feeling. The service was varying, some dishes were speedily served by a guy merely mumbling the ingredients, the wine on the other hand was knowledgably presented. I must say though, however laid back (and thereby cheaper than the usual upscale restaurants in town) a place chooses to be, I never appreciate getting the bill without having asked for it and being asked for tips by the credit card machine. Unfortunately this last impression remains but for the food I will definitely come back.
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