Villetta is just too convenient for us and as a result there is definitely an overload of Villetta posts. One advantage of Pippa’s cuisine is that I can usually spot what is freshest and best on the menu as it is generally a new preparation. Therefore, although we go often, we can usually order new and different items each time.

BYO Champagne

Luna Oysters on the half shell with champagne mignotte and redogo seaweed – we just slurped perfect oysters and skipped the mignotte.

Wild King Salmon crudo with avocado, cucumber, baby lettuces and salted flat bread  – I want to marry Pippa’s fish purveyor – incredible fish done perfectly without all the “extras” that ruin a great ingredient.

BYO White Wine

Frisee with seared Jidori chicken livers, pancetta and a four minute egg – nobody does this dish better than Villetta – plump chicken livers bursting with flavor, crispy diced pieces of pancetta, a runny egg yolk – what more could one ask for?

Madeira macerated foie gras canapes with crab apple butter and brioche – the only miss in this dish were the truffles – just not the ultimate in quality.

Cacciuo with black cod, prawns, clams, mussels and calamari with shell beans, roasted peppers and tomato broth – a complete winner of a dish – the freshest fish executed with brilliance.

Red Wine from their list

Roasted Kabocha squash ravioli with sage and amaretti butter – excellent

As always, a lovely evening.


2 Responses to “Villetta”

  1. 1 Cynthia September 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I subscribe to your blog and you have great timing–my very first time at Villetta will be tonight. May I ask when was the meal above? (I am hoping the items you highlight are still available tonight–particularly the foie gras and the chicken liver/frissee).

    Do you have any suggestions for a first-timer at Villetta?

    As an aside, I heard about Villetta from a wholesale fish-monger who I assume is their supplier (she was at the pre-opening party)!

    Thank you again for your wonderful blog, I really enjoy it!

  2. 2 lizziee September 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    This meal was on Saturday night, Sept 24th. I absolutely love their spot prawns, seafood and fresh fish preparations. The chicken liver/frisee should be on the menu as it is a signature dish. Pizza is also a fun way to start a Villetta meal. Sometimes we eat half and take the rest home for snacks. (Saturday night we did 2 take-out pizza for football Sunday). Portion size is generous and we tend to share dishes. We happen to like a leisurely meal so we order one dish at a time so we don’t feel rushed. Look at my other posts on Villetta to see more descriptions of dishes.

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