R’s Rating : 2/5 ☆☆ : GOOD (Poor / GOOD / Excellent)
This Venietian ‘bacaro’ serves small sharing-sized portions of delicious Italian food and has a bustling little bar on the ground floor with more dining space on the mezzanine above. Situated on the corner of the escalator on Caine Road, the venue is perfect for drinks after work, and on this sweltering Saturday my Dearest Beloved and I decided to pop in for a refreshing cooler on our way home.
Masquerade masks hang from the ceiling lamps and the decor is eccentric and designed to have the feel of an old style Venietian buffet tavern, and indeed when it is full it is vibrant. But today when it is empty after lunch it has a calm and comfortable ambience.
The iced chocolate here is quite nondescript, but served in a fine glass that allows the chill to feel tangible. The ice melts quite quickly because of this, but on a day like today it doesn’t last much longer than the drink itself.
The other chocolatey item on the menu is the Due Cioccolati dessert – a Valrhona dark and white chocolate with mango concoction that I didn’t try today, but will be sure to post about if I try it in the future.
In summary, I wouldn’t recommend coming here for an iced or hot chocolate – it’s not Sepa’s strength or speciality. As you can see from the length of this post, there’s nothing interesting about the iced chocolate here – it’s palatable and tasty but in a very smooth and boring way. However, I know for a fact that the other foods here are the total opposite of this, and recommend coming here to try their surprisingly delightful gastronomic offerings. (Try the carbonara, and the grated rosemary potato!)
Just don’t bother with the chocolate beverages. I hear they stock some unusual wines here, so perhaps explore those instead.
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