Prezzo’s summer menu – a review

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Cocktails and crazy golf at Roof East

On Wednesday night I attended the launch of Roof East’s summer activities. Situated on top of one of Stratford’s multi-storey car parks, Roof East offers fabulous views over London’s skyline. The weather had been miserable all week but the rain decided to hold off and even the sun came out for the launch! Unfortunately my ‘plus one’ wasn’t feeling well so I braved going alone. So when I arrived on my lonesome, I did what every girl would do and hit the bar first! For the launch, drinks were on the house from Spirited Mixers so I opted for an Aperol…

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Spanish Tortilla Bites recipe by celebrity chef Donal Skehan

As some of you may know, I do love good tapas! We had some amazing tapas in Barcelona a few years back and we also love to go to Iberica and Barrafina here in London. The only tapas I’ve made myself at home are various frittatas so when I was sent three recipes by Irish food writer and cook and presenter of “Kitchen Hero”, Donal Skehan, I just had to share my favourite one with you: Spanish Tortilla Bites with Rocket Salad Ingredients for 4 servings: • 1 tbsp. olive oil • 1 onion, finely sliced • 3 rooster potatoes, peeled…

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Italian wine tasting and dinner at Osteria

Last Thursday my husband and I attended a wine tasting and four-course dinner at Osteria in the Barbican Centre. We’ve been a couple of times now for lunch so it was a real treat to go for dinner. When we arrived we had the opportunity to try some wine before dinner from two of the wine producers there that night. We started with some prosecco from Le Contesse, which is a vineyard in Treviso. The winery gets its name from the fact that the house was once owned by Countess Tiepolo of Venice, or Contesse in Italian. We just love…

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Lazio inspired cuisine from Latium

Update – this restaurant has now closed On Saturday my husband and I enjoyed lunch at Latium, an Italian restaurant in London’s Mayfair. If you’re regular readers, you’ll know that we often have Italian food for lunch on Saturdays because my husband is Italian and well, Italian food is pretty delicious. On its website, Latium describes itself as ‘fine dining Italian’, which I must admit put me off somewhat. Not because I don’t enjoy fine dining restaurants but rather because often ‘fine dining’ and ‘pretentious’ can sometimes be synonymous. I’m pleased to say that there was nothing pretentious at all…

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