My friend, Miss Jimmy, took me out to Cantina 663 for dinner the day after my birthday. I’ve been to Cantina a few times before for coffee and had always loved the funky décor and just being able to relax and watch it all happening on the Mount Lawley strip.
It was 7:30 and we were pretty hungry so we skipped entrees and went straight onto mains…
I was deciding between the barramundi and the gnocchi. The barramundi was my safe option as it’s pretty hard to beat the home-made gnocchi made by my Italian mamma-in-law & nanna. And I normally don’t like to take risks with my food, but tonight I did with the gnocchi and I was pleasantly delighted!
The pan fried gnocchi with eggplant tapenade, ricotta and crisp buckwheat was absolutely delicious and like no gnocchi I’ve eaten before. It was a great combination and the ricotta kept the dish moist even though the gnocchi was fried (if that makes sense!).[singlepic id=210 w=320 h=240 float=]
Miss Jimmy had the barramundi with sweet potato, almond sherry sauce and capers. I had a taste (pretty big bite actually) and it was really really good…the flavours were amazing…if I could have fitted more I would have had this main too![singlepic id=209 w=320 h=240 float=]
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know all about my obsession with pannacotta! The bindoon passionfruit pannacotta was the first thing I spotted on Cantina’s menu when we arrived and it was everything I had hoped for in a pannacotta! The pannacotta was firm, the passionfruit flavour was delicious and the milk chocolate ice-cream complimented the pannacotta wonderfully. It came pretty close to my Red Herring Pannacotta Experience![singlepic id=212 w=320 h=240 float=]
The panforte cake with almond milk ice-cream and coffee crumbs was nice and baked the way panforte should, if you like panforte then you’d like this.[singlepic id=211 w=320 h=240 float=]
I had a wonderful foodie experience and will definitely be coming back to Cantina 663. I did notice that their menu has changed since I went (and it’s only been two weeks) so everything mentioned above by the time you read this might not be available, but I do hope the passionfruit pannacotta makes it as a permanent menu item!