Hah! Turns out Osteria is just down the hill from us . . . another good place in walking distance . . .
we did enjoy the bread basket . . . superior product . . . 8^) . . . and unusual . . .
then we both had mussles for starters . . . muslova polevka . . . so we ate the mussels, then ate the soup . . . and used the bread to soak extra up . . .god, I hope that was alright . . . 8^0 . . . 8^P . . .
I was intrigued by the various menu items embellished as "dello chef" ("according to the fantasy of the chef") . . . so I ordered the Scallopine dello Chef, thin slices of south american beef, cooked freelance, if you see how I mean . . . and only the savouriness of the mussels kept me from antsy anticipation . . . a little disappointing . . . the cutlets were breaded, but then braised, perhaps, so that the breading was mushy, if not actually gummy . . . don't get me wrong . . . the pancetta & parmesan along with the veggies sauteed on the beef were just fantastic, and that giant sage leaf was wicked . . . 8^) . . . the side vegetables were just fine, too . . . in particular, I enjoyed the bak choy . . .
Mrs' sea bream with fennel, roman tomatoes, rosemary and citrus was excellent . . . in the way of brag-plaining, as our daughter calls it, she had to pick the bones out herself, unlike at Aromi where they do that for you, but this was a minor complaint . . . 8^D . . .
last, I don't wanna go off on a rant or anything, or start a controversy, but the tiramisu seemed to be plated a little indifferently, and there was no chocolate . . . now in discussions with others, we see that there are different opinions on how to properly prepare tiramisu . . . this was very finely done, and the marscapone was tres fraiche, but we do like a little chocolate, hmpf, so there it is . . .
we'll be walking downhill again, soon . . .