Venue: Modo Mio
Location: Crown Perth
Modo Mio, which translates to ‘my way’ in Italian, joins Neil Perry’s Rockpool to fill the Mediterranean cuisine void at Crown Perth. Heading up Modo Mio at Crown Perth is Chef de Cuisine Giampaolo Maffini who has been recruited from Milan.
Modo Mio has an excellent atmosphere from it’s exquite fresh decor to it’s exposed wood fire pizza oven giving the restaurant a lovely warmth.
Visiting mid-week I decided to try the 2 course lunch or Due piAtti which comprised of your choice of pasta or pizza and your choice of either a starter or dessert for $36. I went for the starter and pasta combination. For the starter I selected the Carpaccio di manzo, “salsa Cipriani”, rucola e parmigiano or in English Beef carpaccio, Cipriani sauce, rocket salad, parmesan. The Beef carpaccio was absolutely delicious sliced to a perfect thickness and coupled with a deliciously simple rocket and parmesan salad.
For my main course I opted for the Ravioli pomodoro e mozzarella, salsa al pesto, scaglie di pecorino or in English tomato & mozzarella ravioli, pinenut basil pesto, pecorino. This was an exquisitely crafted dish which captured the fresh flavours of tomato and mozzarella in a delicious homemade ravioli.
Overall Modo Mio is a very pleasurable dining experience and I will definitely be returning to sample more of the menu.