Polpo – A little bit of Venice in London

A business meeting was an excuse to try a restaurant I have been meaning to visit for some time. Polpo, a cookery book on Venetian food has been an inspiration for cooking and amongst the many interesting recipes contained within, the Cicheti (small plates) are not unlike Tapas and feature heavily.

We decided to choose the selection for the starter, the Cicheti Plate which consisted of 1 each of Arancini, Potato & Parmesan Crocchette, Summer Pea & Speck Crostini, Melon, Prosciutto & Basil, Baccala Mantecato Crostini and Caprese.

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It all tasted beautiful, and was washed down with a non-alcoholic cocktail the ‘Rock Shandy’, a mix of Lemonade, Fresh Lime and Angostura Bitters.

For mains I went for the Wild Mushroom Pizzette, a small Venetian Pizza loaded with Garlic, Mushrooms and Parsley, whilst my colleague went for Grilled Lamb, Caponata and Basil, just delicious.

Polpo is definitely worth a visit, as is the book worth investing in, a bit different but amazing food……

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