Saturday, 28 July 2012
Italian Lunch- Vittoria
As soon as we were seated in a lovely outside table, I boldly ordered us a pitcher of Cosmopolitans. Tart and tangy, a perfect aparatif.
The menu was truly inspired, with a huge selection of Italian favourites. It was a very vast menu, with around 5 pages of selection to choose from. Fortunately I was in a very decisive mood and made my selections.
For a starter I chose mussels done in tomato and garlic.
Now, since I have been over here, my love for mussels has never feigned, every time I have had them they have been lovely in white wine and cream, so I was interested to see what they'd be like done differently. They were heavenly, more gutsy than the usual cream base, great quality mussels too.
The sauteed potatos were incredible, so beautifully flavoured. So soft in the middle and perfectly al dente on the edges.
The side veggies were a masterpiece: Cooked and seasoned to perfection.
Overall, this was a really nice experience though, I think it has the potential to be great. It is not a cheap place to eat, so great is what I'd really hope to get next time. There will be a next time, and I look forward to seeing how they go.