Ristorante Tartufo, 1000 Ann Street, FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD 4006

As a celebration for finishing our exam, the other travel bunny took me to Ristorante Tartofu and we enjoyed a 7 course degustation for lunch.

I absolutely loved the interior of the restaurant. I loved the big beautiful double doors, the mosaic floor and the breeze from the black ceiling fans.

The service was exceptional. Being a bunnie myself, I wasn’t willing to eat the terrine di coniglio (traditional terrine of rabbit) so the host kindly changed that course to rollata di caprino (goats cheese wrapped with grilled eggplant, fire roasted capsicums, served with a home made pesto, fresh rocket and black olives). The food tasted delicious so I was slightly disappointed when I found out that their home made bread served with organic extra virgin olive oil was considered as the first course.

At $75 per head, the 7 course degustation includes the following: 

pane casareccio
home made bread served with organic extra virgin olive oil
vitello tonnato
braised gippsland (vic) veal served cold, thinly sliced, topped with a tuna mayonnaise of capers, anchovies and served with cornichons
terrine di coniglio
traditional terrine of rabbit, wrapped in pancetta, served with carrot, parsnips, thyme and sage, drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar
ravioloni al pomodoro
hand made ravioli filled with ricotta, spinach, nutmeg, and served with a classic sauce of butter, fresh chopped tomato, parmesan cheese and basil
a refreshing palate cleanser
porchetta contadina
kingaroy (qld) belly pork filled with lardo colonnata style, sage, rosemary and garlic served with cavolo nero, hot mustard fruits and pan juices
semifreddo all’espresso
hazelnut nougat flavoured ice cream served with caramel hazelnuts, espresso sauce and crostoli (sweet strips of pastry fried and dusted in icing sugar)

Neither of us could come up with a favourite dish as each one of them had their own uniqueness and flavours. If I have to choose one, it’d be the porchetta (mmm… the thought that of crispy crackling is so provocative), although the ravioli came pretty close with the intense tomato sauce, but honestly, the hazelnut nougat was pretty awesome too.

It was my first ever degustation meal and can I tell you, I look forward to taking pleasure in many more to come.

Buon appetito

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  1. Love Tartufo, the food there is so good.

    1. Hi Corrie~ I loved it too! It was such an amazing experience.