Saturday, 28 April 2018

Templo, Hobart


After reading a number of reviews of Templo in Hobart, it has been on my list of places to try for some time. Templo is located on Patrick St, just north of the CBD, and is perched in a small, quaint, cozy space, perfect for an Italian dinner on a Sunday evening.

Templo offers both lunch and dinner, and if you'd like to go for dinner, you need to book in for either the 6pm sitting or the 8:30pm sitting. As it is a rather small space, probably holding a maximum of 30 guests at a time, it is essential to make a booking.

We decided to go for the early sitting of 6pm on a Sunday evening. We were greeted by two friendly waitresses who explained that the menu was written on the large blackboard on the wall, and you could either choose a few of the eight dishes on offer, or go with the chef's menu, which is a selection of each dish (shared between the table) for $65 per person. We decided to go with the latter option, which was a great way of sampling the range of dishes on offer.

After ordering a couple of glasses of rose, we were brought some delicious fresh sourdough bread drizzled with peppery olive oil, followed by the first dish - the gnocco fritto, which was a fried potato dish wrapped in fresh prosciutto. Next up was the beetroot and buttermilk dish, which was a very simple but fresh beetroot salad with crunchy hazelnuts and a creamy buttermilk dressing (apologies for the blurry photo).



The third dish was the maiale tomato, a cured rolled pork dish served with flavoursome tomatoes and herbs, followed by the fourth dish of tagliatelle pumpkin, which was a delicious, almost creamy pumpkin pasta dish made with home-made fresh tagliatelle pasta.


Next up was the quince and mozarella dish, which came with fresh quince, mozarella, salad leaves and nuts, followed by another pasta dish, this time gnochetti, served with a delicious basil sauce and breadcrumb topping.




We had another round of drinks at this stage - Dave opted for a chilled red wine, while I went for one of my favourite cocktails, an aperol spritz. The final savoury dish was a seafood dish - morwong fish served on a bed of thinly sliced potato and topped with a pesto-like garnish. Last but not least was the dessert - a crisp, melt-in-your-mouth fig tart, served with creme fraiche.



This incredible Italian restaurant is definitely one to check out if you are after a cozy, authentic Italian meal, filled with fresh Tasmanian produce and flavours, and is one that I will no doubt be returning to in the not-too-distant future.



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