Pasta Degustazione

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Plate of pasta for Pasta degustation Otto
Photograph: Nikki To

Time Out says

Five plates of pasta overlooking the water at Otto Ristorante is the right way to do winter

Carb lovers, rejoice, because Otto is serving up a pasta-devoted degustation to end them all. The waterfront Italian restaurant will be heating things up in the cooler months with this five-course pasta purveying dinner, which celebrates the Italian staple in all its glorious different shapes and sizes. Five courses may sound like a lot of starch – but the degustation has been thoughtfully designed so you can enjoy each hand-made piece of pasta from beginning to end. Start with a spanner crab and mascarpone cappellacci in a rich lobster bisque, followed by umami-rich mushroom agnolotti with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. The third course is a handmade cavatelli with Clarence River braised baby octopus, cherry tomatoes, capers and olives, while the fourth is hand-rolled pici – a long udon noodle-like pasta – with a Berkshire Pork and fennel ragù. You'll even finish with pasta for dessert, a unique sweet ravioli with tonka bean ganache and pineapple sorbet. Add in a swish waterfront location along Wolloomooloo's Finger Wharf and the option to include matched wine, and you've got yourself an experience that will have you living la dolce vita at its finest. 


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