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Aurelia, Mayfair, Review

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14 Cork St  City of Westminster, W1S 3NS – now closed Just a stone’s throw from the Royal Academy is Aurelia London, a Mediterranean restaurant nestled in the heart of Mayfair. The restaurant is named after Via Aurelia, the historic route which spanned across the Mediterranean, from Rome down to Santiago de Compostela. The food pays homage…

The Rooftop Cafe at The Exchange, London Bridge, Review

The Rooftop Cafe at The Exchange

The Exchange, 28 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG theexchange.so/rooftop Underneath the towering shadow of The Shard is an unlikely restaurant – the Rooftop Café at The Exchange. Part of an office building, the Rooftop Café is not easy to find but that’s one of the reasons why it’s such a great hideaway. Open since January…

Ristorante Reale Montepulciano d’Abruzzo lunch

Veal gel, dried porcini, almonds and black truffle, Ristorante Reale, Abruzzo

Menu from a lunch at Niko Romito’s two Michelin-starred Ristorate Reale in Castel di Sangro, Abruzzo, Italy, with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines (rough English translations bold and in brackets): Emulsione fredda di manzo e olio con dragoncello e maionese di lamponi (Cold beef emulsion with oil and tarragon with raspberry mayonnaise) Gel di Vitello, porcini secchi, mandorle e tartufo nero (Veal gel, dried porcini, almonds and…

Villa Maiella Montepulciano d’Abruzzo dinner

Cured meats, Villa Majella, Abruzzo

Menu from the Michelin-starred Villa Maiella in Guardiagrele, Abruzzo, Italy, with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines (rough English translations bold and in brackets): Pallotte cace e ove (Cheese and eggs balls) Ravioli di burrata allo Zafferano de L’Aquila (Burrata cheese Ravioli with L’Aquila saffron) Pettole al ragù di Ventricina (Pettole with Ventricina sausage sauce) Battuta d’agnello croccante al timo su fonduta di pecorino (Crispy Lamb sausage with thyme…

Ristorante Al Metrò Montepulciano d’Abruzzo lunch

San Salvo fish soup, Ristorante Al Metrò, Abruzzo

Menu from a lunch at the Michelin-starred Ristorante Al Metrò at San Salvo Marina in Abruzzo, Italy, with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines (rough English translations bold and in brackets): Arancini di Riso e Ventricina (Ventricina sausage arancini) Triglia in scapece espresso (Express scapece red mullet) Gnocchi Lattuga di Mare, Calamari e Gamberi (Seaweed gnocchi with calamari and prawns) Brodetto alla moda di San Salvo (San Salvo style fish soup) Pizza Dolce…

Locanda Manthoné Montepulciano d’Abruzzo dinner

Linguine with codfish, cherry tomatoes and Salina capers, Locanda Manthone, Abruzzo

Menu from a Baccala (salted codfish) dinner at Locanda Manthoné in Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy, with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines (rough English translations bold and in brackets): I Ceci di Navelli con quenelle di Baccala mantecato (Chickpeas of Navelli soup with quenelle of creamy codfish) Scaglie di Baccalà con Olive Intosso e olio extravergine di Loreto Aprutino (Codfish shavings with Intosso Olives and Loreto Aprutino (PE) Extra-Virgin Oil) Linguine (Pastificio Verrigni prodotta con grano Valentini) con scaglie di baccalà,…

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