Franco Choo’s turns one
That tiny little bistro in Prahran, that is Franco Choo’s, is turning a whole one year old in April. And to celebrate, from the April 3-14, chef Steven Choo is offering complimentary Prosecco and a Crostino of prosciutto, mozzarella and sage to each diner.
Franco Choo’s, Prahran’s tiniest Mediterranean dining room – modelled on an Italian trattoria, opened a year ago to rave reviews. It’s Mediterranean and Asian inspired but clearly with more Italian blood than anything else…but why the name? Simple really. Owner Steven Choo’s partner, movie director Franco Di Chiera, was the catalyst to Steven’s enduring passion for all things Italian. In Rome Steven immersed himself in the culinary world…as they say, “when in Rome”. Steven returned to Melbourne to create Franco Choo’s – a real “hole in the wall” gem.
Ordering is easy, the menu changes regularly as Steven presides over the day’s best market eats. There are always and only 2 entrees,2 mains and 2 desserts to pick from. It adds to that “home cooked meal” feel. When we were there we munched on pork, chicken & pistachio terrina with sweet and sour onions for entrée, roasted duck leg, chestnut stuffing, Brussels sprouts and risotto cake for mains and a delicious ricotta tart for dessert.. Yum.
Our verdict – Franco Choo’s is just like Nonna used to make it. Warm with love and on non-matching plates.
Where: 179a High Street, Prahran
When: Tuesday to Saturday 6pm – Late