This famous cheese shop is no more than 30 meters from our apartment. Certainly gives me inspiration for what we can achieve in Australia.
It was always a hard question until about a year ago when Alison and Anthony (do we need last names?!!) opened Scopri.
Scopri Italian Food & Wine
191 Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC 3053(03) 9347 8252
After a slow start (and it takes a while for the word to get around) they have been packed to the rafters every night with not only locals but many in Melbourne town travelling across town to experience top-line BYO wine service matched with some pretty amazing Italian food.
They decant, have awesome glassware and know Italian wines very well having lived in Italy for a year before setting up Scopri. If your looking for a restaurant to go with that special bottle or just want a great meal served by two hosts who are as switched on (and always on hand) about Italian food and wine, then Scopri is your place.
What does Scopri mean?
Who cares. The food is good!!
How can you beat produce like this? Today is seems as though everything is mass produced, and that the only way things grow is via hydroponic methods. To actually see real oranges, tomatoes and local garlic took my breath away. These goodies were being sold in a street stall in Taormina. No wonder the food tastes so good!