Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Eating out - Via Condotti

We are back to our old eating habits of going out to a nice restaurant every month - for March, we decided to try an Italian in town called Via Condotti. It had a good write-up in Timeout so we were hoping for a good meal - its not that easy finding a reasonably priced Italian restaurant in London which is not a chain.....
Starter of linguine with clams and turnip tops - yep, am a sucker for pasta with seafood and white wine :)

Traditional Milanese dish - ossobucco with risotto milanese. Quite nice, I managed to find the bone marrow at the end!! (Doesn't top the ossobucco I had with Ma Chan in Milan many years back!!)

Tira misu - modern version of a classic dessert. Very light marscapone filling a chocolate "dish" with a coffee-infused sponge in the centre. Deceptively rich and pretty nice.

JD's dessert of cannoli - the traditional deep fried pastry has been substituted by a puff pastry cone and the usual rich ricotta cream replaced with a lighter custard. We both thought the traditional version is better and it was probably a case when classics should not be tampered with!

All in all a nice meal but still doesn't top our favourite Italian in town, Sardo :)

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