You might have seen my first review of La Pecora Nera here.
I liked it so much, I went back for more! Here’s what I had…
Yes, I’m easily fooled by lots of clean glasses and good silverware.
And you’ve got to love a good chandelier!
I arrived early on this Friday lunchtime, not long after they open at 12.30pm.
First up was a form of Caprese salad – which usually is beautifully ripe plum tomatoes with fresh mozzarella. This take was a stack of warmed tomato with melted cheese (not mozzarella, I think, but more like a Gouda – nice though). The salad was dressed with toasted seeds and nuts.
Main course was a creamy polenta, soaked in butter and dressed with a meatball ragu. It combined veal and pork and was rich with tomato flavour and the fresh aniseed tang of basil. Mostly, I think polenta is like baby food and I keep ordering it to see if it can carry other flavours. It took a lot of the parmesan (see the small bowl?) to give the necessary flavour to the polenta. It was good, but not great.
I held back from a heavy dessert (for once!) and went for a coffee to wrap things up. This was a good second attempt at La Pecora Nera, but the first visit was much better!