My mother was celebrating her birthday in early November so decided to treat her to an unforgettable meal. We arrived at Mistura at 6pm and were seated in the main dining room, which features elegant mirrors and a bottles upon bottles of wine.
Service throughout the evening was impeccable. Chef Massimo had prepared a ten course tasting menu plus a large plate of the restaurants desserts. Everyone at the table quickly became addicted the bread basket which sat in the centre of the table (which was replenished three times throughout the evening).
By 8pm Mistura Restaurant was packed and you could hear the murmur of enthused diners, clinks of wine glasses and the frequent, “oh my goodness this is delicious.” Several of the dishes had me silently smiling with amazement at my dining companions. Silence is rare for me so I like to relish in it.
Gavi di Gavi Il Doge’ Broglia 2010 Piedmont
Pinot Noir Martin Ray 2009 Santa Barbara County
Prosecco, St Germain liquor, garnished with an orange twist
Selection of Bread with Sundried Tomato Caponata
Imported Burrata Cheese with Braised Leeks Olives & Pinenut
Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Bufala w Figs, Arugula, Toasted Pine Nut & Vincotto
Carpaccio di Manzo: Beef Striploin, Grana Padano, Black Truffle, Arugula, Lemon Juice & EVOO
Costine D’Agnello: Balsamic Glazed Lamb Ribs, with Minted Yogurt, Radish & Carrot Slaw, Ground Pistachio
Buckwheat Gnocchi with Braised Squab, Squash & Sunchokes Chips
Red Beet Risotto, Classically Mistura Topped with a topping of baby Golden Beets and Greens
Wild Boar Agnolotti with Sour Cherries, Brown Butter, Wilted Greens & Roasting Jus
Pancetta Wrapped Stuffed Boneless Cornish Hen, Sweet Onion Purée, Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Grapes & Green Beans
Dark Roasted Rabbit, Fresh Herbs, Tomato, Heirloom Carrots, Peperonata, Butter Poached Potatoes & Swiss Chard
Slow Cooked Short Rib with Aromatic Vegetables & Rich Braising Liquids Canederli Bread Dumpling
Tortina Brownie: Classic Dark Chocolate with Praline Ice Cream and Salted Caramel
Squash Panna Cotta: Maple Walnut Brittle and Poached Pear Salad
Chestnut and Chocolate Semifreddo: Dark Chocolate and Candied Chestnuts
Apple and Pumpkin Crumble: Apple Cider Caramel, Cinnamon Ice Cream
Biscotti and Dolcini