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Sunday, November 18, 2012

La Rosa *

To ease into Friday night drinks we wandered upstairs into our first destination. The Strand Arcade welcomed us with its resounding sense of grandeur, Victorian tradition and golden glows. La Rosa features a purpose designed interior profiling new modernity as well as being an ecclesiastic Italianate space. Nino Zoccali has strategically positioned Pendolino on the opposite end of the floor, so now there is a catch 22: delicious italian v delicious italian?

egger ramer DOC - pinot bianco / alto adige
(lovely & floral with hints of pear on the nose, whilst the palate is broad with a balanced round character & nice acidity)
silvio grasso DOC - barbera d'alba / piemonte
(hints of cinnamon with abundant fruit perfume on the nose. The palate is somewhat savoury & juicy at the same time with a nice long dry finish)

salsicce montenuovo calabrese
100% finely ground cured pork sausage 
made with sangiovese red wine, capsicum puree & calabrian spices

great accompaniments from every angle:
calabrese had a great firm bite with layers of flavours to explore,
while the pickled vegetables & olives gave a sour contrast to the savoury & spice

celebrating Christmas in November!

La Rosa
Shop 133, Level 2 The Strand Arcade
193 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9223 1674

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