My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Esca Gril last night. The setting is more a cafe style rather than a fine dining establishment. There were family groups, including an unsettled small child and noise did carry easily in this setting.
Our service was exemplary and it was a joy to watch a team work well together to ensure that the diner has an uncluttered table, attentive but not ever present care with wine topping up and very professional food presentation and delivery.
The meals were excellent, being a shared seafood sampler, a hot and cold entree, with one of the best warm octopus dishes I have had. The crisp skinned Barramundi topped with a crab salad was a wonderful combination of flavours, none overpowering the Barrumundi which was cooked to perfection.
The wine list offered very suitable Italian varieties that complimented this meal.
The success of this restaurant obviously is in its traditional family roots of quality preparation and presentation to deliver a very enjoyable dining experience.