Restaurant: Somu Ristorante
Location: Piazza Ventaglio, 07021 Baja Sardinia SS, Italy. +39 349 120 0682
Date: July 4, 2022
Cuisine: Italian 1 Star
Rating: Very nice
For second Sardinian 1 Star and final meal in Italy we trekked 20-30 minutes to the town of Baja Sardinia.
The restaurant was a touch difficult to find, as it was tucked away down at the harbor piazza (where there was no parking).
The have this gorgeous sea-side patio.
So we had this table looking over the bay/cove.
Amuses. Crunchy rice crisps with tomato and basil. Delicious and looked like jellyfish.
Rice crisps with steak tartare.
Rice crisps in various flavors like saffron and squid ink and tomato.
Pork Jellies. Cute little piggies.
Refreshing fruit and wine “soup” (cold).
Brioche like bread.
Butter and lard.
The menus. We had a bit of an issue at first where they really wanted us to all have the same menu — and since some people were vegetarian/pescatarian that really wasn’t going to work. This was unusual for a Michelin starred restaurant. I think it was the particular person we had as a manager came over and completely changed the tune and was very accomodating.
Amuse of oyster with various flavors.
Vegetable creams with basil oil.
Crispy Sardinian Bread.
Carne Salata. Strong meaty and briny flavors with sesame.
Black Garlic Ravioli. Lovely pillow-like texture, nice pasta bite, and great flavor.
Gluten free version.
Green tomato risotto. Very interesting flavor and perfect creamy texture.
Kid pasta 1. Was almost sweet.
Kid pasta 2.
Red Mullet. No hint of fishiness.
Risotto with sweet and sour peppers (from identity menu)
Suckling Pig. Great texture.
Beans, oat milk, and citrus.
Gluten free petite fours.
Liqueur soaked pastry balls.
Overall, a fabulous fancy Italian meal. Not quite as approachable as ConFusion, as Somu was slightly more complex and cerebral, but really good. Lovely setting too.