A group of friends were celebrating Pepper Potts birthday and we decided to go to Fratelli for dinner. I have not been here for a while and wanted to see if it had changed since I have been there. We were a table of six on a Thursday night and was interesting not to see one of the two brothers working at the restaurant, especially as there were quite a few large groups that looked liked they had made reservations.
Tagliatelle al Ragu
All their pasta is hand made and made on site. The tagliatelle was nicely cooked and had a nice texture to it. The sauce was thick in consistency and the braised pork and apple ragu was very nice with the pork neck being very tender and the apple making the sauce slightly sweet in taste. A very nice dish with the parmigiano and freshly cracked pepper.
These are very nice with the rosemary cooked in the duck fat. These were great and nicely seasoned.
Before I ordered the Panna Cotta, I asked what the gelato flavour of the days were, and discovered one of them was honey and ginger and other flavours. Didn’t like the sound of the other flavours so I decided to order the Panna Cotta and instead of the raspberry sorbet, I asked if it could be replaced with the honey and ginger gelato. The Panna Cotta was very nice and had a great texture to it, when you moved the plate it actually wobbled. The almond tuile and the fresh honey comb was also a nice edition. I slightly regretted ordering the gelato. It was nice but rather sweet and wish I did stick with the raspberry sorbet.
Overall again I was impressed with Fratelli. The service was very good and as was the food. It was a bit slow to get our mains. However, there were three other large tables while we were there.