|Frog's legs at Le Cotte Roti|
He said he was sorry but couldn't help us; instead, he talked to the people at Le Cotte Roti and secured us a table there (not so easy as it was full) and sent us each a glass of wine. So yes, we will return to Sardegna: a good save.
The "beauty part," as they say, was that our meal at Le Cotte Roti was superb. They have a wonderful 39-euro menu, with creative takes on the classics. I started with frogs' legs (a 5-euro supplement) -- perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. J started with a pea soup with creamy burrata, an interesting change from the classic cream or crème fraîche. Our friend's starter was home-made gravlax and (also homemade) Scandinavian pickles: she was happy.
|Gravlax at Le Cotte Roti|
|Pea soup at Le Cotte Roti|
I followed with the restaurant's signature dish, seven-hour lamb. Served with a densely earthy mushroom lasagna with many, many thin layers, this was the best version of this classic that I have ever had. Our guest agreed. J had an Iberico pork steak, which was excellent and lovely to look at. Desserts, which we shared, were very good, but not as memorable as the rest of the meal.
|Le Cotte Roti 7-hour lamb with mushroom lasagna|
|Le Cotte Roti Iberico pork steak|