Thursday, 3 January 2013

Sarti - Melbourne - 6 Russell Place, Melbourne

Sarti advertised this night as an unforgettable New Year's Eve experience. Nice atmosphere sitting out on the deck and we got a partial view of the fireworks standing in the very left hand corner of the restaurant.  $170 including wine was a premium price paid for a regular dinner at Sarti - no special music, no special countdown and no special food.

We had shared entrees to start and then a choice of 4 mains and 2 desserts to share.

Let's start with the entrees. Steak tartare with a bubbled rice, herbs and quail egg - quite tasty but nothing to rave about.

The shallow fried calamari with black rice and cauliflower was excellent.  But the polenta entree was stodgy and the goat way too fatty. I understand the craze about eating some good fat on the bones of some good meat but there still needs to be at least some meat - this had nothin.

For main I chose the slow cooked lamb. This was enjoyable as were the moreton bay bug pasta, fish and pork eaten by others.

Desserts were disappointing. The pistacchio pannacotta was powdery and rather inedible but the nutella crostoli was not bad.

Overall not bad but pretty forgettable.

6/10
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