Rosetta Ristorante was the first dinner venue during my week in Melbourne for work in December 2013. Since everyone at my work knows how food-obsessed I am, the important decision of where to go for dinner would invariably fall to me, which, of course, did not bother me the slightest. And because we stayed at the Crown Promenade, I thought it would be a great opportunity to check out some of the nice restaurants in the Crown Complex.
|Glass chandeliers from Murano|
|The menu: Yellow is the theme at Rosetta|
|Grissini bread sticks|
|Bread and extra virgin olive oil|
|Tagliarini Neri with warm spanner crab, fresh chilli and lemon zest ($35)|
|Volatili Wood fire roasted chicken with panzanella salad ($39)|
The chicken was also served with a panzanella salad. This was a pleasant little salad with the chunks of bread soaking up the wonderful flavours from the tomatoes and olive oil and topped with basil.
|Arancio e Nocciola Green bean, orange and hazelnut salad ($10)|
|Torrone al Cioccolato Frozen chocolate, peanut and coconut semi freddo ($21)|
|Inside the Torrone al Cioccolato|
Highlight: Trying to decide whether I was more impressed with the quality of the house made pastas or the meats out of the wood fire oven.
Lowlight: Eating here is pricey experience. A three course meal could easily set you back $100.
Overall: Neil Perry's first foray into Italian cuisine is a big hit. The food is simple and uncomplicated, uses top quality ingredients and above all, the food tastes great. But of course this comes at a price. 8/10 (Excellent)
Contact no: 03 8648 1999