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Tasting Cecconi's New Delicious Winter Menu

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The World Loves Melbourne has always considered Cecconi's in Flinders Lane a favourite. We consider Cecconi's to be one of the finest Italian restaurants in Melbourne; featuring rustic honest cuisine with flair, excellent modern ambience, professional levels of service, and a decent wine list.

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The World Loves Melbourne was invited to indulge in the snew Winter menu created by head chef Maurice Esposito, along with invited Melbourne bloggers. Having been to Cecconi's 4 or 5 times we accepted the invite without hesitation. This restaurant has evolved over the years, while maintaining high standards of culinary excellence.

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Potato and celeraic rotolo, roasted red pepper, wilted spinach, ricotta salad was a refreshing delight. Tangy but also with winter substance of the potato, this was a winning dish.

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Presentation of the food on the plate at Cecconi's is exceptional.

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Cured salmon caraccio, cucumber and avocado gel as well as Slow cooked octopus with grilled Cotechino sausage, sala verde and mustard fruits..

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Soft pillows! Potato gnocchi, wild mushroom ragu is that winter comfort food dish you long for, and which Cecconi's is famous for.

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Butternut pumpkin risotto, rosemary, crushed amaretti biscuits is a creamy delight. We enjoy risottos that are warming but not too heavy. This risotto was creamy with the indulgence of amaretti biscuits.

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Roasted lamb rump with white bean puree is getting to the heart of winter fare. Cecconi's treats meat with respect and flair.

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John Dory fillets, baby carrot, radish agrodolce, crisps, crustacean dressing. We also feel Cecconi's excels when it comes to seafood, and John Dory fillets is a wonderful rustic dish.

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Cinnamon panna cotta! Pleasant on the eye this is Italian dessert at its best.

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Image credit three images above: Cecconi's Instagram. If you haven't been to Cecconi's in Flinders Lane, get on it!