Thursday 15 December 2011

Delicious, Grey Lynn

It had been several months since our last visit to Delicious, and tonight we felt like Italian so headed along to what turned out to be a vibrant, full restaurant. There wasn't a table available when we arrived (they don't take bookings) so we decided to have a drink at the bar while we waited. They had a good selection of wines available by the glass and we settled in with a couple of glasses of Italian wine.

About 30 minutes later we were seated and pondered what to eat from the menu. We started with some olives which were accompanied by a soft and fresh focaccia bread that was very flavoursome.

I then had a gnocchi with gorgonzola, walnuts and rocket dish. The gnocchi was fluffy and soft and not rubbery at all. I enjoyed the dish although by the end I was feeling like a change from the gorgonzolla.

Jane had the pappadelle with braised lamb shanks, tomato and porcini. She found that this required additional seasoning and after a little salt and pepper felt it tasted a bit better, but that the lamb shanks weren't as rich in flavour as she would have liked.

We accompanied our meals with a small salad of rocket, balsamic vinegar and parmesan that consisted of quality ingredients.

The service wasn't the fastest although considering the restaurant was busy it was acceptable and the wait staff were reasonable although quite task-oriented and rushed.

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