Diciannove – Menus Of Italy
I’ve been watching the redevelopment of Blackfriars station over the last few years as it has turned into a major transport hub. Fortuitously the reopened station is just across the road from Diciannove restaurant which sits on the ground floor of the Crowne Plaza hotel.
Filleto di manzo (£32) was a tender and perfectly cooked beef fillet, that came with potatoes tortino (a potato lasagna with bacon), sautéed leeks and an astonishingly good veal sauce that was the star of the show.
Desserts came in the form of a delicious bowl of Amarena sour cherries with ricotta and pistachio (£7.50) and a classic Affogato (vanilla ice-cream with a shot of espresso). (£5.50).
Sicily (Monday 25th April) includes insalata di polipo alla Siciliana (Sicilian-style octopus salad), pasta con le sarde (fresh pasta with fresh sardines, fennel seeds, raisins and pine nuts) and involtino di vitello con provola Siciliana (roulade of veal filled with Sicilian provola).
Venice – Tuesday 24th May
19 New Bridge Street
020 7438 8052