Sassi La Cucina + Bar Signature dish : Chilli Mud Crab
Owners Tony and Di Sassi, legendary in the Port Douglas restaurant scene, have put together a venue where service is disarmingly attentive and the aperitivo selection and wine list is well thought out. The menu is the perfect reflection of timeless Italian food but with a contemporary twist and a fragrant lightness of touch to suit the climate.
A sensitive, intelligent reflection of the location, the produce underpinned by rock solid technique
Italian to the bone, Tony Sassi was born in Abruzzo on the Adriatic coast of Italy. He grew up with the wonderful flavours of the Italian seaside which he now translates into a modern cucina without loosing the “heart” of Italian food. Known for the lingering, exquisitely balanced flavours in all his dishes food critics have noted that Tony achieves these great results by not overworking the fresh ingredient – it’s simple and it’s ‘sassi’.
With a natural abundance of mouth-watering fresh seafood Tony is renowned for his skills working with this produce, beautifully bought together in his signature Chilli Mud Crab. A sensitive, intelligent reflection of the location, the produce underpinned by rock solid technique. With his light hand and ability to extract flavours from his few, carefully chosen ingredients, the result is a quite literally a memorable dish that will leave you mulling it over in your mouth for days. A great example of Tony preparing food he believes in, which evokes your taste memories aplenty.