Executive Chef Chris Rodriguez and Chef de Cuisine Matteo Toffano ensure both the inspiration and vision of owner/ chef Guy Grossi are delivered without compromise, so his flagship restaurant Grossi Florentino stays authentic, while also remaining relevant.
There are few service experiences delivered with so much panache – from the dedicated stools for bag storage to the seasoning of your wine glasses – in the magnificence of one of Melbourne’s most grandiose dining rooms.
The meal gets off to a perfect start with a divine entree of flawlessly executed, astutely seasoned sea scallops, finished off with a lush garnish of lardo, fennel and seaweed crisps. The house-made fettuccine with fresh morels, marjoram, parmigiano reggiano and truffle is a wow dish that instantly connects with one’s deep love of food, while the flavoursome Great Ocean Road duck with Jerusalem artichoke and caponata is innovatively served with a sweet, sour and salty Asian twist in a nicely balanced dish.
PSST! Perhaps start your Grossi Florentino experience in the atmospheric Cellar Bar that dates back to 1918 when Samuel Wynn owned it.