Sapore is one of those quiet achiever restaurants. Hatted by the Good Food Guide for three years running, its position at the beach end of Fitzroy Street in vibrant St. Kilda makes it an attractive option when you want an excellent lunch or dinner with a view.
We had the pleasure of trying some things from Sapore’s new summer menu last week. Chef Simon Moss specialises in creative Italian cuisine with a French influence – which translates to simple, approachable food that lets the quality of the produce shine through.
There were a few modern twists on some classics, like the caprese salad of buffalo mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes, aged balsamic vinegar and basil that was lifted to the next level with the addition of delicious tomato-infused jelly cubes.
Cold smoked salmon is served alongside avocado mousse and lemon, a perfect summertime starter dish.
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A standout for me was the house-made potato gnocchi with braised rabbit, truffle butter and Parmesan. Utterly divine!
Then to finish, chocolate and marshmallow cannoli, glacé fruits, pistachio praline and passionfruit…my mouth is watering just remembering this!
The caprese salad and the cannoli are new on the menu for summer, so make sure you try them.