Short and Sweet...
Mama Baba is George Colombaris' latest restaurant, located on Daly Street at South Yarra. The focus of this new restaurant creates dishes that make you think fondly of your grandmother, but with the newness of today in terms of ingredients, technique and flavours. The dishes that are served are simple and uncomplicated BUT with incredible flavours.
With an open kitchen and a very modern, soul set up, the dining experience is indeed different and homey. The menu was very much pasta based with very interesting and different selections. As a little snack starter we ordered some CROQUETTES with Crab and sweetcorn to start. With a crunchy layer and a soft delicate flavour of the crab, it was nice and expected, not a mind blowing starter dish. To continue, I ordered their HILOPITES with Rabbit stifado, apple cider, mustard & pancetta. With the first mouth full of freshly made pasta, which was cooked beautifully might I add, was yummmmm! How am I suppose to go back to ordinary packeted pasta now! My rabbit was tender and juicy as well, with a generous portion of it too! JM ordered the RAVIOLI with Truffle pecorino, duck ragu & asparagus. Firstly it was hilarious when JM found out there was only 3 ravioli on her plate, I quote "how is this suppose to fill me up?!?!?!" hahahahhaa but anyways the dish was yumz, duck was cooked well and was deeelicious. Sharon went with their MAKARONIA with White balsamic braised lamb, chestnuts and oregano. Lamb was tender and again the pasta, freshly made and cooked to perfection was absolutely a delight to out palates. Also we ordered a side of ASPARAGUS with marjoram vinaigrette & ricotta salata.
George Colombaris definitely didn't disappoint, Mama Baba gets a huge thumbs up from me :)