The Alba white truffle season may or may not already have ended (Call to Check) by the time this post is published but my meal at OTTO was so good that I felt ompelled to post an entry about it.
Amuse Bouche: Marinated Octopas.
Something different, to tempt the tastebuds and a quick fill-me-up.
Amuse bouche aside, this was what I returned to Otto for – The scrambled egg with blue swimmer crab ($19++)
I first saw pictures of this dish last year during white truffle season when I first started surfing food blogs – one of which was this post.
So when the season came around this year, I made sure that I would visit them for the white truffles.
Chef Michele comes around with a truffle in his one hand and a weighing scale in another, measures the weight of the truffle and……………
……….. Starts shaving slices of the white truffle onto the smooth (almost custard like) scrambled eggs.
This was simply a delight to savour!
2010 has yet to pass, but I am already looking forward to meeting you in 2011!
The Braised Beef in Red Wine with Mashed Potatoes had to play second fiddle to the scrambled truffles that night, but it was not because it was bad, the scrambled eggs were just too good.
The beef braised wonderfully, it was literally, for lack of words, fork tender. The mashed potatoes were so finely mashed that it seemed more cream like than puree.
If only the portion size served was just a little bigger…………………….
The Linguine all’ Astice dette In Busera is one of the OTTO’s signature dishes. The linguine was immaculately cooked to al-dente perfection and chunks of boston lobster meat filled the dish. A simple, yet delectable spicy light tomato gravy finished the dish.
It is easy to see why many people, bloggers and non-bloggers, have constantly raved about their Boston lobster pasta.
I walked away feeling satisfied. OTTO, I will be back again.
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