Last year’s foodie tour of London had us carbo-loading, while taking us to the City’s best spots for Instagramable Pasta…
Th team enjoyed our first bowl at Tozi Restaurant, a hidden gem in Victoria serving delicious Venetian small plates. Pictured here; Bigoli, duck & girolles ragout, smoked ricotta: rich, seasonal and warming. As the name ‘Tozi’ suggests, dishes are large in size and best enjoyed with a bunch of ‘mates’. Great food, great company.
Fresh, homemade and full of flavour, Emilia’s Crafted Pasta did not disappoint. We tucked into a keen, green bowl of homemade pesto caserecce, sprinkled with Parmesan. The restaurant, based in St Katherine’s Docks- is warm, inviting and authentic.
Autumnal and authentic – two words that best describe our visit to Sorella. A neighbourhood favourite who pride themselves on their fresh produce (pasta made daily) and ‘famiglia’ atmosphere. Pictured here, Tagliatelle with wild mushrooms and autumn truffle – even more delicious than it looks.
Up close and personal with our ‘Cappelletti di vitello’ – fresh pasta stuffed with slow cooked veal, pancetta, porcini mushrooms and parmesan. The dish, an Award Winning and signature of Theo Randall, enjoyed at The Intercontinental.
Next stop, Luca restaurant in the heart of Clerkenwell. Pictured here, Taglierini of Emilia Romagna black autumn truffle. Luca prides themselves on serving modern Italian cooking with fresh British produce. Yum!
Now onto Pastaio London. Six hour slow cooked beef shin, reginette pasta and gremolate. Served in an iron skillet, this dish is perfect for warming your cockles on a chilly day and made for sharing – it’s to be enjoyed by three people.. or less if you’re extra hungry!
Pretty in pink and tasting even better than it looks – this describes our visit to the lovely Leggero. Pictured here, our gluten free ravioli. Yes, gluten free whilst authentic and Italian – the first of it’s kind that promises to deliver an Italian taste minus the gluten. Each ravioli parcel is packed with Gorgonzola cheese and beetroot, topped with pistachio and rocket pesto.
Terrific Taglierini from Popolo Shoreditch. Fresh, authentic and aromatic: perfect for the winter season. The dish is served with white truffle from Alba, Piemonte. Jon, the Chef and owner said of the dish ‘”It’s aroma is nostalgic and reminds me very much of trips to the beautiful town Alba where the wine, food and landscape are truly memorable.” Something special – try for yourself and thank us later!
Action shot of perfect carbonara before we gobbled it up! The dish; classic, creamy and ‘al dente’ as the restaurant name suggests. If Carbonara is your pasta passion then we recommend you book your table.
Mamma Mia! Feast your eyes on my delicious dish: traditional rosetta emiliana with mozzarella and prosciutto cotton from La Mia Mamma. Hearty, fresh (pasta made daily in the shop window) and delicioso!! The restaurant, warm and inviting.. just like eating at your mama’s house.