A lot has happened since my last visit to Kresios – Has it really been four years???
The restaurant, headed by Chef Giuseppe Iannotti, had not yet received a Michelin star – many aspects were still works in progress, such as a bistro, rooms, gardens and much much more.
And though I have seen Iannotti and members of his team in various events over the years, there is nothing like sitting down at a table on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
A look a t the website a month earlier gave me a little hint of what my afternoon would be like. A very little hint. Two tasting menus – Mr. Pink and Mr. White. That was it, that was all folks.
I opted for Mr. White – the longer version of the 2 menus and asked for the wines to be included. Here’s a look at what I enjoyed that November afternoon.
|Caviar and champagne|
|Fermentation - basically - fermented radishes and cucumbers.|
|Puffed pigkin and cod in an tray. That pigskin brought back childhood memories.|
|zucchine taglione and a perlage of black truffles and mint|
|A flavorful pizza alla Napoletana tucked inside white paper|
|Roasted chicken chip!!!|
|Frog salad sandwich - che sopresa!!!|
|Caciocavallo cheese and annurca apple marmalade.|
|Sweet bread 'popcorn' and ketchup.|
|It loos lie a popular chocolate candy, instead? It's a Foie gras raffaello!|
|An oyster cocktail.|
|A pork kebab with powdered rose and mustard.|
|Eggplant, white miso, and raspberries!!!!|
|Veal and tuna sauce - just that...the chef forgot the veal. No problem!!!|
|A beautiful crab broth...|
|Monfish, prunes and black garlic. This is November!!!|
|An amberjack in the garden...|
|A nice surprise. This dish began as a 'staff lunch' favorite. Iannotti enjoyed it so much, that he decided to put it on the menu. Pork belly and leeks.|
|Grilled lamb and mushroom.|
|Spaghetti allo scoglio. Scoglio means rock in Italian, and this dish, despite its color, has fantastic flavors that are reminiscent of the sea.|
|Fagottino pasta stuffed with guinea fowl.|
|Risotto with robiola cheese, duck speck and lime. FLAVorful!|
|Lychee and violets|
|Licorice ice cream|
|Tomato, celery and chili|
|Annurca apple canalee.|
|Bread stick, caramel and chocolate|