l'altro mondo

l'altro mondo

l' altro mondo it is all about extraordinary food and the passion of head chef, Domenico De Marco's, which underlies it.

Having just recently turned 33, Domenico has already had a stellar career working in some of Europe's most renowned restaurants.

Born in Milano, raised in Imola, Bologna, but with his both of his parents originating from Calabria Domenico brings knowledge from the southern, northern and central Italy to his pans. His resume includes a slew of one star Michelin Italian restaurants including Il Povero Diavolo (Torriana), Ristorante L 'erbe del re (Modena) and at the Four Seasons Hotel (Florence). In Australia, Domenico has worked with renowned chefs such as Luke Mangan and Neil Perry at the Rockpool Group.

A cozy restaurant of some 50 covers, at l'altro mondo there is a choice of degustation or a la carte menus.

Domenico describes his food as 'contemporary cuisine with an Italian influence'. This is not confused fusion but rather dishes with clear lineage and subtle, yet sometimes surprising flavor combinations. Says Domenico;

'I like to excite and challenge the way people think about what can be done to Italian food and Italian cooking techniques.'

For example the Poached rainbow trout with sauteed fregola, pumpkin, squid ink rice paper and salmoriglio salsa - is arresting, not what a traditional Italian dish tastes like and has a kick of zing and crunch. Like a bright silk lining in a tailored jacket, surprising but simultaneously delightful.

However it's the pasta that drives the returning hordes in. The signature dish for the salivating locals is the fresh tagliatelle, made with a 6 hour slow cooked chunky Bolognese cut from pork picked off the bone and spiked with oregano and lemon.

Pursuing a clean taste and a purist in terms of using produce of the utmost quality, Chef Domenico cures all his own meats and bakes his bread daily (the focaccia with studded with pork speck!) Tuned into subtle changes of the season that happen almost weekly in Melbourne, he ensures that his menu changes daily and only seasonal food is considered with every new menu rendition.

Whether you are an Italian traditionalist or prefer to swerve off the autostrada into culinary roads less travelled, make sure you make l' altro mondo a destination for your next food adventure.

❊ Address ❊

 ⊜  125 Victoria Street  Albert Park 3206 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: 03 9682 2388
125 Victoria Street Albert ParkVictoria03 9682 2388

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