La Menagere, Firenze

I went to La Menagere on two separate occasions, firstly for an aperitif and snack, secondly for lunch.

Sous Vide machine is working well

Sous Vide machine is working well

On aperitif night, I tried the "Fried Egg", basically a sous vide egg, coated and deep fried with a pea purée. Fun. Good starter.

Nice fry job on the egg

Nice fry job on the egg

They also gave me a plate of Ruffles potato chips and fresh veggies, fennel, carrot and celery as a snack. It's just funny to see a plate of Ruffles offered. Sure, I ate them, they're salty and good and pair well with a Negroni.

Bankers Gin in my negroni along w a shaker for bitters...way more perfume than normal, I like it. Using a a higher end Martini brand sweet vermouth and they are infusing chili in the Campari as well. The Italians don't care for it... But some one does. Also doing a chili hot vodka infused martini with the glass washed w Hot chili Campari/white and red...for an inferno look to it

Hello, we cater to Americans and Vegans

Hello, we cater to Americans and Vegans

 Lunch Day 2:

Awesome lunch of gnocchi that were toasted in seasoned cous cous lightly adorned in sheep cheese and then placed on top of a sauce of sheep's cheese and garnished with black pepper, sliced apples and zested lemon. Outstanding. Sorry, no picture, it would have been rude, I was with a guest.

Dessert of olive oil chocolate mousse, but creamier, topped with pineapple gelato (I'd do coconut in a second) and just dripped with olive oil. then crumbs of what could have been Oreo cookie were incorporated into the dessert. Almost trifle-esque. Simple to make, but decadent,