September 5, 2010

Grossi Florentino - The Grill

Date visited: 11th April 2009

80 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
(03) 9662 1811
Food: Italian

So, after a rather gruff experience at Grossi Florentino's Cellar Bar (read about it HERE), we were lured back by the memory of delectable flavours and mouth-watering aromas wafting out of the restaurant's open kitchen. However, this time, we figured to step it up a notch at The Grill.

The Grill at Grossi is supposed to be more sleek and modernised than its Cellar Bar counterpart, with a contemporary menu. Although the service was quite rash at times (easily forgiven as it was a full house that night), the food was moreish and wholesome enough for us to walk out satisfied with happy bellies!

We shared fresh oysters and scampi from the "Primi" section of the menu, followed by wild hapuka and a delicious boned quail from the "Le Padelle" section and king prawns from "La Griglia," which I supposed means from the grill? And on the side - Crispy (and fluffy inside) Italian fried potatoes with rosemary and garlic.

Ostriche - Pacific oysters with red-wine vinegar and lemon

Scampi alla griglia, nepitella - Scampi, catmint, couscous, rocket and roasted capsicum

Quaglia a bocconcini- Quail (boned), mozzarella, speck, fregola

Il pesce del giorno - Line-caught wild hapuka, crispy skin, caponata, shallots and barley

Spiedino di gamberi - QLD King prawns en brochette (cooked and served on skewers)

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