wife organised new year day family lunch at caffe cicheti on 1.1.2021.
they did not have usual brunch. got set menu.
we decided to order ala carte.
dishes were all good except oddly, iberico pork, which is below par c/w most places for a dish that cannot go wrong, almost always good.
truffle fries very nice.eggplant with melted cheese really good. So was the cauliflower.
we ordered the recommended tuna tartare on avogado on aoili but never came.
iberico pork had nicely flavoured charring but was overdone a bit dry not tender enuf only failed piece..
well actually the coffee as well..the first order of coffee, magic & flat white undrinkable..but service was good & the lady server redo with good standard coffees. so service was good and friendly despite wrong and missed orders..
we took the 3 recommended pastas..all excellent..
the crabmeat linguine was excellent!
the duck ragout with tube pasta was very good..the sauce was delightful..
the lobster pasta was the best! $98 for a large lobster and large tagliatelle serving ..we shared among 8pax.
actually the crab linguine was just as tasty just more delicate not as strong and intense.
the bouillabaisse seafood stew was good..the prawns and squid rings were average..overcooked actually not fresh tender enuf …the tomato base fish broth and probably vegetables broth was very tasty .
.surprisingly the chicken was very good..another missed order we decided to go ahead with it..the charring & flavours were very good & sauce too.