Location: Promenade du port Via Aga Khan 1, Via Porto Vecchio, 1, 07021 Porto Cervo SS, Italy. +39 340 120 9574
Date: June 30, 2022
Cuisine: Modernist Italian
Rating: Amazing, one of our best meals of the trip
Having learned my lesson about relying on “non foodie” sources for restaurant reservations, particularly tourist centric ones like TripAdvisor, I went right back to Michelin for our first night in Sardinia with this modernist Italian 1 star in the heart of Porto Cervo.
Porto Cervo is straight out of a James Bond film — literally The Spy Who Loved Me.
Confusion overlooks the main square.
It features gorgeous, if a touch overdone, al fresco dining.
Nice details including the moist toilets that “inflate” when water is added.
2020 Capichera Isola dei Nuraghi IGT. This was my first introduction to this stellar local Vementino. I ended up visiting the winery and sending home a couple of cases.
Parmesan puff with a liquid center. Amazing.
“Pasta” twist with salmon roe. Delicious briney quality.
Crisp with eggplant mousse.
Gluten free amuses. Olive, gluten-free version of the eggplant, and tuna.
Trio of tomato things.
Tomato gazpacho with avocado mousse. Absolutely amazing.
Crisp with cheese and tomato flavor.
Gluten free crisps.
And with this we finish the AMUSES!
Simple pasta. My son thought this was one of the best he’s had. He ordered two.
Sea bream tartare, bread and cucumber salad, and yellow tomato gazpacho. Awesome mix of flavors and textures.
Special butter spread.
Poached and crispy egg, caviar, truffle, sesame asparagus, Parmesan fondue.
Risotto with raw red prawns, marinated in vinegar with veal nerves, and licorice powder.
More excellent local wine.
Another great bread.
Seaweed wrapped in nori seaweed, green curry sauce, turmeric lentu bread.
Sardinian cheeses, mostly pecorino.
The plated spread.
Bread for the cheese. Lots of bread tonight!
Pre-dessert of white chocolate and vanilla. Lovely soft texture.
Chocolate gelato with strawberries.
Faux apple with apple mousse.
Raspberry and chocolate.
Deconstructed gin and tonic.
Petite fours. Passionfruit and raspberry.
More in the drawers.
Gluten free petite fours.
The check came in this cute box.
Not actually bad for such an epic meal with 4 people. And there was even a E15/pp coperto (an Italian charge for sitting outside, fairly standard actually).
Overall, Confusion was quite amazing. The setting was fabulous, the service smooth as room temperature Normandy butter, and they did an incredible job of adjusting to dietary restrictions and needs. But primarily, the food was just simply wonderful. In retrospect, and a bit at the time, I’m bummed that we didn’t come back and have a second meal here. Highly recommended and probably more enjoyable than the 2 and 3 stars I ate at during this trip.