Australian chef Sarah Stothart's restaurant has only six tables, so eating here is like being in the stylish home of a friend who also happens to be a brilliant cook. Located in a former umbrella factory, the intimate and relaxed decor is by noted designer Ricardo Feriche. Chef Stothart's menus change nightly and, in my view, are the best dining deal in town. The dishes are created from fresh ingredients gathered every morning from the Santa Caterina market. Outstanding dishes are polenta with mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and basil, stuffed baby squid, and swordfish cooked in banana leaf with rice. All dishes for that day are explained to you at your table (there's no printed menu) and prepared in the open kitchen.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010