as first-timers, we just "settled" for the degustation menu . . .
we pacified ourselves with a bottle of prosecco
First was Salmon Sashimi . . . this was parada . . . excellent and exciting ...
then Sansho Frito Misto (deep fried calamari, prawns, & white bait), easily the equal of the fried bait fish I had in Barcelona . . .
Pork Belly with watermelon salad . . . even Mrs had to admit she liked this . . . and she disdains pork belly as much as potatoes... 8^D , , ,
Chicken Satay . . . I'll just say this was our least favorite for now . . . the chef Paul Day -- a very personable and amiable sort, one must say -- came by our table to ask how we were getting on and we told him then, that the satay was our least favorite.
Duck & Hoisin sliders . . . were good enough, but a little lightweight . . . we wanted more . . . .
12 hour beef rendang . . . they make the sauce in the jar, which we were going to steal, but they came and took it away to another table before we could . . . it is awesome . . .
a rather plain & ordinary facade that hides it's location . . .
after the beef, we had no room for dessert . . .
out of the 6 dishes, we would say that 3 were home-runs, 2 were doubles, and one was not, the satay . ..
I've read other food blogs talking about how it is done by an unusual technique that makes it look pink - not cooked -- but it really is . . .
the quality of the other dishes makes one hesitate before any criticism,
but the best we can say is that we didn't care for it, and the worst is that it made us ill.
We will go back, we just won't have the satay . . .
but right after this visit is when the German E coli brouhaha broke out, so maybe it was the cucumber water that we enjoyed so much that made us sick -- who can say? we can't say anything other than we loved most of the dishes, and we will go back but we will not have the satay again.
I hope this seems fair.