Assaggio Ristorante has celebrated turning ten with the launch of its new interior and vibrant new menu.
Glam Adelaide were lucky enough to be invited to the special launch event at which the divine new menu was featured and it is fair to say that we were left in awe (and full… very, very full).
Far from showing its age, the restaurant has rejuvenated and reinvented itself while sticking true to its original Italian heritage.
Restaurant joint owner, Marcin Kierno said, “In recent months Assaggio has evolved and our team is committed to introducing clientele to the next age of modern-Italian cuisine.”
Well if the launch was anything to go by, they will most certainly be doing that! The newly transformed menu created by recently appointed Head Chef Nick Tadija, who has recently returned home to Adelaide after working in Michelin-star kitchens in the UK, delicately guides diners through a modern-Italian experience which accentuates his passion for creative, seasonal dishes.
Head Chef Nick will use locally sourced produce and house-made pasta and small goods across the menu. These were certainly highlighted throughout our delightful evening at Assaggio.
If sometimes, like us, making a decision on what to choose from a menu can be a total nightmare (we just want it all)… Why not let the chef’s tasting menu with matching wines excite and satisfy your tastebuds? Yes, please!
Assaggio have also been very clever and introduced a new lunch menu, for those of us who are time poor but still want something more delicious than a soggy sandwich for lunch… Of course quality is not forsaken and the lunch menu provides smart and refined options which reflect Assaggio’s awareness of the shifting expectations of its patrons.
The sleek and inviting space combined with the unwavering high standard of mouth watering food will see us heading back to Assaggio again and again. Even if it is just for those delicious pillows of the fluffiest and most heavenly gnocchi we have ever tasted!
Photos by Tess Milford-Behn.