Monday, April 8, 2013

London, England - Bocca di Lupo

One of the most talked about Italian restaurants in London is Bocca di Lupo in Soho just a short walk from Picadilly. I have been on many occasions for both lunch and dinner and have enjoyed my meals there. With only 14 tables and a chef's counter, reservations are a must. My favorite part about the daily changing menu is that they feature dishes from all of Italy's twenty regions; next to each menu item is listed the region in Italy where the dish is most commonly made. 

We started with some Roman appetizers, or fritti romani, including baccala (fried salt cod) and suppli (risotto balls with tomato sauce):

Blood orange, red onion and oregano salad with bottarga:

Torta pasqualina (Easter pie): baby chard, sheep's ricotta cheese and quail egg:

A very simple spaghetti with tomato sauce and freshly grated pecorino cheese:

Rabbit, pearl barley and wild garlic orzotto:

After lunch or dinner, walk across the street to Gelupo (same owners as Bocca di Lupo) for a dessert of homemade gelato, ice cream cakes, panettone slices filled with gelato, chocolate bon bons and so many sinful temptations.

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