Head Chef Stefano Gaspa and his team are like playful theatre characters in their kitchen, creating fun, wondrous dishes together, from flouring a kitchen bench to rolling, cutting and shaping pasta.
The kitchen team’s Italian passion and dedication to hospitality is as much part of the experience as the fine food on offer. Everything is lifted through verbal introductions and explanations of menu items.
When these kitchen superstars are relaxed and having fun, the food shines brightest. The 24-month San Daniele Riserva Prosciutto DOP, artichoke and ‘nduja croquette, persimmon and dates will give your tastebuds a stellar performance with their textures and flavours. You will marvel at the pasta options, such as the chestnut and sage tagliolini, mushrooms, cream di porcini and chiodini or the Sardinian speciality of fregola with seafood, calamari and cuttlefish ragu, prawns and clams. Both are examples of taking a handful of ingredients and putting them together in an innovative way that gives a sense of harmony.
PSST! Varying Italian provenances are noted on a wall next to a mounted wine rack, indicating the origin of different varietals.