Sunday, October 17, 2021

More weekend specials at Etna

Etna, Duxton Road

Like the title says, more weekend specials at Etna. By the time this post was published, this would have been last week. It's also been 10 years since we first ate here.

Etna, onion focaccia

We were given some onion focaccia today along with some in house chilli infused oil which they recommended. That had a bit of slow burning heat and a fragrance from the chilli they used.

Etna, fried sardines

There were some fried sardines this weekend. They were beautifully done with a proper crisp and moist meat underneath. No excess oil and much better eating than most that we've tried. True story.

Etna, prague ham bastardo del grappa cheese
Etna, prague ham bastardo del grappa cheese

There was Prague ham. Not sure what exactly constitutes that but the ham had some leopard spotted charring and was deliciously salty like good ham is, stuffed with an also delicious bastardo del Grappa cheese. Like a ham steak foldover. Paired with light pickled onions along with some bitter and also charred endives that broke the banks of saltiness. Nice garlic bread to go with too.

Etna, pizza lardo di colonnata puzzone di moena walnuts honey

The other thing we wanted to try from this weekend was their pizza special with Puzzone di Moena cheese and Lardo di Colonnata. Those and mozzarella with stracchino cheese topped with walnuts and a light drizzle of honey. Here's where I mention the umami savouriness from the creamy lardo pairing well with the bit of sweetness from the honey. This was one rich pizza. 

Etna, pistachio tiramisu

Same old pistachio tiramisu there. There's a layer of pistachio paste in the middle which I heard referred to as an Italian equivalent of Chinese/Japanese red bean paste. Make of that what you will.

Etna, coffee

Coffee has never been that great here but after all the cheeses and salt and sugar, the bitterness was welcomed.

Etna, Duxton Road

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