There are updated, multi-lingual menus now - but this wasn't always the case. Rumour has it that Anton preferred to instruct his patrons in his own engaging style, ordering for them, persuading each guest to a dish he felt particularly suited their needs.
Next, we tried cuttlefish risotto. Now, cuttlefish risotto is a highly prized dish - rarely on the menu. Flavoured with part of the creature's pitch-black ink, it is so dark that I was afraid to drop it on the pristine white tablecloth for fear of staining it forever!
I wonder how black my insides were after that dish?
One interesting note - I had never seen a dog in a restaurant before, but at the table beside us that day, there was the most obedient dog ever! I've seen many, MANY children who were more ill-behaved in public than that beautiful dog. He sat quietly and patiently at his mistress' side, as if listening to their conversation wisely while they ate.
Astarea is well-known locally and otherwise for their excellent and tasty food. If you ever have the chance to go, stop by!
What are some of your favourite food experiences? I'd love to hear some of them! Drop me a comment - I'd be happy to respond.