Written By Fadzai Mankola
This week “Who’s For Dinner?” had the pleasure of attending a dinner hosted by Gatti’s fine dining Italian Restaurant located at Citypoint in the heart of Moorgate.
It was a wonderful evening, full of discovery. Starting the evening off I was invited to sample the new Veuve Clicquot Rich champagne; which is included in their new 3 course set menus as well as the best of Gatti’s tasting menu. It was delicious! I was introduced to a whole new way of enjoying champagne. Retaining the essence of classic champagne and developing this to be served as a contemporary cocktail Verve Clicquot Rich is served as a cocktail. It absorbs and enhances the flavour of any accompaniments you pair with it. I tried it with cucumber as well as red and yellow peppers and it was delicious. Perfect for summer days.
The champagne tasting was followed by a sampling of one of the set menus. It was a gastronomical journey where classic Italian dishes were given a contemporary twist. For starters I had the grilled scallops with asparagus and crispy Parma ham. It was delicious! Beautifully put together with ginger, garlic and fresh chilli dressing.
For the main course I couldn’t resist their iconic lobster linguine which I can firmly say IS a must order dish. I felt like I was eating in an agriturismos in Italy. The portion was very hearty the lobster cooked to perfection and the sauce was incredible.
Dessert was a trio of desserts; tiramisu chocolate mousse and passion fruit panna cotta. A nice ending to a beautiful meal.
This is definitely my new favourite Italian restaurant and the set menus are good value at £34.99.