Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Haven't updated for a very long time, sorry guys! (as if there's any one reading anyway, but if you are, thanks)
Went to Riccioti for K's birthday, after a long hiatus. I used to come here often when they had the 1/2 price offers for desserts, which made it extremely worthwhile.
This time they had some set dinner, consisting of a starter, main and dessert, for $30 quid.
For the starter, I was served Caprese, which is a salad made of fresh buffalo mozzerella, tomatoes, and sprinkled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar (I think) and basil. This was extremely good: very tasty, with the ingredients being well coated with the dressing.simple but delicious. full thumbs up! (8/10)
Next up, I had the Rib-eye ;this one was a bit peculiar in that the rib-eye was very thin, so thin that it became impossible to cook it to a medium rare doneness, and true enough, this was really just medium, because there wasn't any space beyond the surface to be pink, anyway. But still quite delicious with the peppercorns on the side. (7/10)
For dessert, we could choose anything on the "desserts/pastries" menu, so, true to my boring self, i went for the Soffiato. Why change a good thing right? This is their house special, and so why wouldn't you go for the best? True enough I was rewarded with one of the best Chocolate Molten Cakes in town. The balance of sweetness and bitterness was absolutely spot on, and it was chocolatey to the core. The texture was perfect as well, just gooey enough but not too wet. Perfect.