I don’t mean to sound snooty or like a “know all”, but I think we are reasonable, however discerning. We don’t expect to be feigned over but we do like to be respected by good customer service.
Simple rules of engagement!
This year for Tez’s birthday I booked a table at Attica. We had heard a lot about it and had wanted to try it for a while. Bookings are usually a few months out so I had phoned through the reservation a few months ahead. It was a week night – Tuesday, in fact. Usually Tuesday night is their set menu night where they do at times, try new dishes, they explained to me. I did not mind that concept. However this particular date was during the 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine festival, so they had a special 8 course set menu on that date. “Are you OK with that?” the person on the phone asked? “Sure,” I replied. “That’s sounds even better!”
So now to share the food story with you……Sometimes it is best to not try and describe what you taste. Sometimes the words just can’t be found.
Suffice to say that starting off with a series of starters that included herb leaves still on their stem to dip into the most amazing “dip” set the scene for greatness to come.
One of the most impressive things about this venue, together with the knowledgeable staff, the warm welcome, the comfortable chairs, the amazing ambience and the incredible food, is that the décor does not try to compete. It is very charcoal and understated. This is a place that is about the food, first and foremost.
So, all in all, I understand why Attica is currently no 21 in the top 50 restaurants of the world listing!!
What a wonderful experience – thanks Attica.
WOW…happy tasting to the max !