Saturday, August 2, 2014

London, England - Ostuni

Sparkling Negroamaro rose, Angelini, Puglia 2013

I've always wanted to visit the Puglia region of Italy, but sadly have not yet made it there. Last night I found the next best thing: Ostuni. Ostuni is a London (Queen's Park) restaurant entirely dedicated to the food and wines of Puglia. Dishes are unique and authentic, as is the setting. They have a large outdoor patio and the interior is decorated to reflect the "trulli" or traditional stone houses that can be found in Puglia. The menu ranges from hot and cold antipasti, salads, traditional pasta dishes, fresh fish, and a variety of meats cooked in a large charcoal oven that is fired up each night.

Cured capocollo and salumi from Martina Franca
Greco di Tufo, Pietracupa, Campania 2012
Favabean & chicory croquettes, chilli jam
Arugula and Canestrato cheese
Marinated artichokes, tomatoes, zucchini, onions
Mussels in a claypot 
King prawns, chili, garlic, arugula

Whole seabream baked in salt crust
Grilled Veal Chop, Rustic Rosemary Fries
Chocolate fondant, pistachio ice cream
Cherry Torte

I just ate at Ostuni last night and I woke up this morning wanting to go back again! I think this may just be a new favorite. 

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