Ado is a joint venture from Chef Antonio Mure (Piccolo, Locanda Veneta, La Botte) and Paolo Cesaro (Hidden , Via Veneto). A few months ago they opened 31 Ten, a bar/lounge just down the street from Ado in Santa Monica. I haven’t been yet—but it’s on my list!
Anyways, back to my wonderful and romantical dinner….
|The adorable exterior of Ado|
|Watercress salad with Pecorino, Hearts of Palm, and roasted Almonds in a Balsamic dressing|
|Grilled Sea Scallops on a bed of Parmesan fondue. Note that you will want extra bread in your bread basket to scrape up any remaining Parmesan Fondue!! |
|Ahi Tuna Tartare served with Avocado, Capers, and Balsamic essence|
They have excellent desserts as well; their Panna Cotta is my favorite. But, this trip I was too full for dessert. I'll have to save more room next time...go a little easier on all that bread I kept mopping sauces up with!