Yesterday evening, after the wonderful FCO concert at the Town Hall, Diane and I plus two old friends went down to the Cappuccino Strip and had an excellent meal outside La Tabella. It was the perfect cap to a perfect afternoon of delicious FCO music.
We did not over order as we were wont to do in times gone by; rather we each ordered one dish. Diane and Joelle ordered the Gnochi finished with a tomato sauce while Kevin ordered garlic sauteed prawns with chips and I ordered Saltimbocca alla Romana. My dish was flattened veal topped with prosciutto and sauteed in a butter/wine sauce. My dish was and interesting take on the name because alla Romana means that the veal is rolled and then gently fried but the chef decided to simplify the dish and keep the veal pieces flat.
Joelle suggested that we order an Australian version of the classic Tuscan Sangenovese and that proved to be a perfect accompaniment to our meal.
Everybody was satisfied with their food and the Freo weather cooperated with a clear, warm evening so a delightful time was passed by all.