The only thing better than a set menu is a vegetarian set menu – I love having someone else choose what is best.
Ombretta came recommended by a friend who knew one of the owners from shared time in Venice. Pretty solid intel there, so we booked. The Tuesday night dinners seem the go – 4 course set menu for $55 (not unlike Berta’s Sagra dinners actually)*.
It’s an adorable little restaurant, store front based on Glebe Point Road. I love this kind if space – cosy and warm.
For primi we has Torta Pascqualina – a ricotta, chard and egg tart. It was very simple but good, rustic & with lots of that earthy chard flavour.
Then for secondi a pasta – trofie al pesto con fagiolini e patate. This was also gorgeously green, with al dente pasta, tender potato bites & crunchy green bean morsels.
Then more green – faggotini di verza con polenta. Cabbage dumplings are one of my favourite Italian dishes, and the creamy chestnut spiked polenta was like a warm embrace.
Dessert was cialda alle mandorle con mousse al cioccolata bianca – sandy almond cookies with white chocolate mousse & a tangy blood orange salsa. Nice winter appropriate ending.
Service was super friendly & we even got to practice our Italian (grazie!). Would love to come back & try the rest of their menu soon – the food was so season appropriate that I imagine it would be good to revisit quarterly…
* Their FB page says no Tuesday night special menu for the month of September.