Wednesday, 27 May 2009


Drum roll please… And the winner of the restaurant with the best sleepability, proudly sponsored by Captain Snooze, goes to… Becco! Not that the food is boring and will whisk you to slumberland. Far from it. You’ll know what I mean when you take a seat. There’s a simple, classic, European charm to the place. Casual yet classy. And lighting that’s really low. Like apple bottom jeans shorty got low, low, low. Yes, the lack of bright makes one yawn to the point of temporary unconsciousness.

Won’t be too long, as you dish doubles as a wake up call. Top quality oysters have Sealy comfort. Main of roast duck, skin attached, the fat rendered down flavouring the mean, with a powerful muscatel and grappa sauce something that’ll be embedded into my memory foam. Likewise with the pork belly cooked in its own fat, a healthy strip of crackling on top with accompanying braised cheeks that are doona tender, pea puree adds colour and subtle sweetness.

Becco might not be the most exciting venue but it demands respect. I’ll be seeing it again my Forty Winks.

3.5 / 5 yums!
Where? 11-25 Crossley St, Melbourne, VIC
What? Mains $35

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