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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Lunch @ Il Bacaro

Il Bacaro is one of the those places where as soon as we take our first bite, we wonder why it's taken so long to return and that's especially the case when your first bite is this:

Il Bacaro© by Haalo

It's a favourite for a reason - the pasta is silky and slips so easily down your throat. The Ragu is rich and luxurious - every mouthful is simply perfect.

Il Bacaro© by Haalo

Special: Octopus carpaccio, stuffed baby calamari, semolina crusted tentacles

A really stunning presentation, it looked more like a work of art - the photo really doesn't do it justice. More important was the taste - faultless.  Perfectly tender octopus rounds, the tiniest calamari I'd ever seen, the bodies a little bigger than a thumb nail. The vegetables just bursting with flavour. A seriously super dish.

For mains:

Il Bacaro© by Haalo

Another special of the day - a combination of venison and chocolate. As you can see the venison was beautifully rare, tender and moist. The raviolo, filled with a rich mix of chocolate and venison ragu.

Il Bacaro© by Haalo

Another special of the day - chickpea pasta with elk ragu and burrata. Delicious!


Time for cheese - artavaggio - cow's milk washed rind, similiar to taleggio.

Finally, dessert

Il Bacaro© by Haalo

Blood orange sponge, cannolo, passionfruit ice cream

Il Bacaro© by Haalo

Pistachio Semi-Freddo, assorted candied fruit

Il Bàcaro
168 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Phone: 03 9654 6778

Monday-Saturday: Noon - 3pm
Monday-Thursday: 6pm - 10.30pm
Friday-Saturday: 6pm - 11pm


1 comment:

  1. oo looks good- it really does look like a work of art!


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