La Terza- better than ever!
- russkar Jul 3, 2008 06:02 AM
Went last night with some friends for a tasting menu which I ordered the day before.
The Chef Enrico is fantastic and only been there for a few months.
Service was friendly & perfect.
Amuse (Tonto (Tuna) marinated in Olive Oil ala Angelini)
Jumbo Diver Scallop
Seared Ahi over sliced Fennel
2 amazing Stuffed Pastas (Angolotti?)
Seared Blue Rare Filet that melted in your mouth.
4 different Desserts all good , winner was Panna Cotta
Cost approx $ 60- food only. Amazing deal for the quality and portion size.
Everything was much better than Mozza and less expensive too!
I don't understand the "tasting menu which I ordered the day before." Is this a special tasting menu that you planned and coordinated with the chef? Is it their standard tasting menu which is available to anyone? Are you a "regular" where they were willing to make some substitutions and cut you a special break on the tab? It does sound like a fine meal and a great value, I just need some clarification...
Just called a day ahead and said I wanted a tasting menu. Didn't discuss with the Chef. Not a regular but have been 3 times in the last 18 months, all have been good. No special break on the tab that I know of? It may have been a tasting menu available anyway but why take a chance when you can call and get the Chef to babysit the preparation.
How long has this new chef been cooking at La Terza? I was *really* underwhelmed by my visit in March of this year. At that time, I would have scoffed at comparisons to Osteria Mozza. The pastas, in particular, were really weak at La Terza, like something you'd buy at the store. Nice to see they've improved so dramaticaly in a few short months.
Thanks for the great report as usual russkar. :)
I've never been to La Terza yet, but I'll have to try it now. :)