Apologies for my absence. Time has just flown by as I’ve been bogged down by work and life (and trashy reality tv)! Argh. So here’s the first post for 2011! A lovely meal I had at Soffritto that will surely melt your heart and heal the wounds left from my absence! It was one of those chilly nights a couple of months back when I dined at Soffritto in Newtown. Warm sourdough bread was brought to our table after we ordered and we were promptly handed another plate, after almost finishing off the first in no-time.
Truffled Potato Gnocchi and Parmigianno $17.00
The first entree we ordered was the truffled potato gnocchi. One word – AMAZING! The best gnocchi I’ve had, seriously soft, plump and melt in your mouth ecstasy! Our resident gnocchi queen, PB, was thoroughly impressed and also proclaimed these to be the best she had ever eaten!
Tortellini filled with Duck, Balsamico & Sage $17.00
It was pretty hard to top the gnochhi, but the duck filled tortellini certainly gave it a run for its money. The duck filling was encased in the most delicate tortelli shell and the parmesan on top added a wonderful aroma.
Pumpkin, Walnut and Gorgonzola Rissotto $22.00
All three of the other ladies decided to order the risotto (obviously I was not dining with foodbloggers!). Not terribly appealing on the eye, but oh so creamy and delicious. A wonderful combination of pumpkin, walnut and gorgonzola gave the risotto a beautiful flavour. It did take a while to come out, which is a good sign that they make it to order, although not the best for a growling stomach!
Wild Barramuni roasted with Asaparagus $27.00
I ordered the wild barramundi with asparagus. There was fried bread crumbs scattered around which added a nice crunch to the delicioulsy tender barramundi. I love asparagus too, so this dish was perfect for me.
A terrific restaurant at the quieter end of King St in Newtown. The gnochhi entree is a must order! I will definitely be back there when the weather starts to cool down (which hopefully wont be too long, because I am not a fan of this heat!!).Soffritto Restaurant 367 King Street, Newtown NSW 2042 Open Tuesday – Saturday 6pm til late Tel: (02) 9565 4660 www.soffritto.com.au