Georgio Nava’s Milanese cuisine at 95 Parks strives to provides a glimpse of genuine Italian food. The menu contains a selection of seasonal salads, a full list
of raw and cooked carpaccios, pasta, fresh fish and ample classic Italian meat
The salads, like the avocado and fresh pear with blue cheese or the antipasti of 24 month reserve DOC Parma Ham with melon are perfect ways to get your appetite going.
The famed gnocchi was however rather disappointing, the menu promising soft pillows with mussels in a tomato sauce rather arrived as a bowl of tomato soup with floating chewing dumplings and a suggestion of mussels.
My partner's pizza also did not quite hit the mark. The pizza prosciutto crudo was covered in generous parma ham and good quality mozzarella. However, the pizza base lacked in the soft, elastic, tender mouth feel of a good Neopolitan style pizza. Upon enquiry, our waitress told us the pizzas are baked in a standard oven and not woodfired.
Rather opt for the well-loved butternut ravioli or the Milanese style ossobuco, prepared with veal shanks in a tomato gravy. Meat options are also extensive and you will be spoilt for choice between T-bone steaks and lamb chops with good options of sides and sauces.
The chocolate fondant with its well-loved following did, however, save the day. Rich dark chocolate with the perfect gooey center, I have yet to experience a better chocolate indulgence.
An extensive wine list with great local options from the valley or imported Italian varietals.
The service could do with a bit of personality, but the staff are friendly enough and get the job done.
Charming Victorian house, with lush gardens, surround the main house where the restaurant is located. The rooms inside have been converted into a different dining space.
Comforting classics and intimate dining.
(22 October 2019)
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