19th of may.
1. gnocchi rosa
2. margherita non-pasta
aleena: sunday nights at bocca were quiet, but comfortably so. two girls ordered, scandalously breaking tradition with the selection of a non-pasta dish. little did the owners know the identity of these two girls or the purpose of their little rendezvous - strictly business. after seemingly forcing small talk for a moment or two, the two girls sighed in relief as the food arrived, slightly startled by its promptness. the margherita non-pasta was embarrassingly flavoursome and indubitably tomato - the dough evaporated on my tongue the moment it entered my mouth. the gnocchi rosa was a soft pillow of clouds - almost too soft that I daringly felt the urge to rest my head upon its supple bosom. all in all, the experience was sensual yet dignified.
5.83/7 guy grossis
lauren: i was skeptical as I walked in, seeing the ‘under new management’ sign. were they going to live up to the old management? i was eager to find out. the non-pasta arrived on our table in record speed. with our mouths watering, we each placed a deliciously sloppy slice of non-pasta on our plates. it had an acidic and juicy tomato base perfectly balanced against the melted cheese on top. the crust had an excellent chewy texture, with the base revealing a charred, slightly burnt flavour. i wasn’t mad about that though. now the gnocchi, the rich orange colour was extremely inviting. now, i will say, the gnocchi was a tad over cooked, not providing me with the texture I craved. it had a soft texture. almost too soft. so soft that it dissolved in my mouth with no actual chewing. i could almost compare it to eating fairy floss coated in a stunning orangey sauce. however, this overly soft pasta was made up with the rich taste in the creamy tomato sauce. the light dusting of parmesan I sprinkled on top tied together all the unique flavours.
rating: 6.08/7 guy grossis
overall rating: 5.96/7 guy grossis