Seeing that Zen and I were only in Melbourne for 3 nights (theoretically 2 nights, since we were on the Great Ocean Road for one the nights), Scusa Mi was meant to be my gastronomical highlight of the trip. But I don’t learn, do I? Yet again… I failed to make a booking! Thus instead of an elegant 5 course meal, we ate our mains… and left (hehe).
Scusa Mi was awarded one-hat in 2007’s Good Food Guide. They also boast their own label of extra-virgin olive oil, breath-taking views of the Yarra River, and a menu which names all the finest ingredients.
Ossi buchi con risotto alla Milanese… slow cooked veal Ossobuco in tomato and vegetables on Saffron risotto, with lemon and aromatic herbs
Anitra alla grappa… roasted half of Muscovy Duck with Merlot Grappa, caramelized witlof and braised sweet red onions
Insalata di radicchio con sedano e finocchietti…red witlof, celery and fennel tossed with fresh pears and Gorgonzola Dolcelatte cheese
Superb salad. The pears were sweet and a fresh balance to the crispy witlof, celery and fennel. The cheese was a little overpowering, but gave the salad the perfect oomph. However, the service was questionable. I think the waitor was high… he managed to spill our neighbouring table’s champaigne all over the curtains, and looked rather scattered when suggesting menu items. It was the night before NYE afterall… who is there to blame.
Happy new year everyone! Cheers to a delicious 2007!!
Scusa Mi Ristorante
Southbank, Victoria 3006
Phone: (03) 96994111