So let's start with the highlights of Bocca Di Lupo, located on Archer Street, just removed from the Friday evening madness of Soho. Highly rated for its wine list and with a focus on obscure and delectable food highlights from all of Italy's regions, it was the perfect place to catch up with old friends.
Chianti Classico, check! An excellent and extensive selection of reds, whites, and sparkling wines was on offer.
I liked how the menu provided the diner with the option of ordering the small or the large portion of many of the shareable starters - allowing us to cater to the size of our group.
There was a spectacular burrata served with roasted Aubergine, cherry tomatoes, chili and mint that was out of this world. The burrata melted in your mouth and was complimented by the rustic earthiness of the eggplant and the bright juiciness of the tomatoes and the aromatic punch of the mint and chili. Overall an excellent dish and the perfect beginning to the meal.
Next up a raw watermelon radish, celeriac, pomegranate and shaved pecorino salad topped with a truffle dressing that just delighted. An excellent melange of flavors that highlighted the freshness of the ingredients in an elegant harmony.
And for mains - some had pastas, some had meats, some had fish, but everyone was truly pleased with the rustic elevated cuisine.
And last but not least their cheese selection served with a muscat wine jelly - Zaffero, Rocco al Carbon and Lingotto d'Oro. Truly unique Italian cheeses hailing from Fattoria Corzano and Paterno. What a true treat!
Overall - a delectable meal with some of my dearest friends - what could be better?
Bocca Di Lupo
12 Archer Street