Il Bacaro Cucina
168-170 Little Collins Street
calamari st. andrea // rocket, oranges & chardonnay vinaigrette
Portions are on the daintier side for Italian and the good food makes you all the more aware of this. The calamari, some of the best I’ve had. The barest crumbly batter coating with incredibly tender slippery calamari curls with a perfect bite. An absolute winner and a must order.
spaghettini with moreton bay bugs, garlic, chilli & rocket // gnochetti with prawn, corn, berlotti beans, parmesan foam
The pasta al dente, with plump bay bugs - softer than expected & beautifully fresh. The gnochetti was firm with prawn pieces in a rich almost bisquey sauce.
wild barramundi fillet, porcini mushroom, king browns & seared scallops // seared quail with pomegranate, blue cheese ice cream, pine nuts
The fish of the day - the barramundi crisp & golden, silky within with smooth scallops. The contrast of the cold cream from the rich blue against the quail was divine, with soft sweet pears.