Tastes of Turin and London combine, for a new twist on an Aperitivo menu at LUCA.
- Luca, 88 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 4EH
- 06/09/2018 to 04/10/2018
- 18.00 - 21.00
LUCA, based in Clerkenwell will be hosting an exclusive menu focused around the Italian tradition of aperitivo. Working with MARTINI, the pair has enlisted head chef from one of the oldest restaurants in Italy, Matteo Baronetto of Del Cambio, to work with LUCA's own Robert Chambers.
The aperitivo menu includes four delectable dishes including:
Veal marinated in chestnut honey, served with English pickled radishes - a seasoning traditionally used for preserving food in North-Eastern Italy, the sweetness of chestnut honey, which the veal is marinated in for four days, presents strong and aromatic notes, whilst also keeping the meat firm and tender. Served with pickled English radishes, giving the dish a sharper note
Tomato tart, with salted green peach and gentlemen's relish - a reimagining of tomato and anchovies tart, this dish uses the old British seasoning called gentlemen’s relish, based on anchovies, and under-ripe green peaches, which have been brined and treated like traditional Italian olives
Lettuce leaf with citrus mayonnaise and dried green olives - a spread of crisp lettuce leaves doused at the ends with a creamy, citrus-infused English mayonnaise and a grating of traditional Italian dried green olives adding extra flavor and crunch
For an Italian twist on a classic English bite, the Scotch olive combines a time-honoured aperitivo option, green olives, encased in succulent rabbit sausage meat, seasoned with summer savory and Calabrian chilli and coated in breadcrumbs.
The menu will also features an exclusive never before tasted cocktail menu with twists on aperitivo drinks created by MARTINI.
Piedmonte Fizz - MARTINI Riserva Speciale Ambrato, Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice gomme syrup and absinthe, topped with soda and a sprinkled olive/salt rim
San Pietro - samphire-infused MARTINI Riserva Speciale Ambrato and tomato skin-infused Bombay Sapphire gin
Pedalare - MARTINI Riserva Speciale Bitter topped with grape cider, served over ice
Amalfi Spritz‘is - classic Italian Limoncello and herb soda, complimented with the MARTINI Riserva Speciale Ambrato vermouth
For £35 you can enjoy four dishes, MARTINI Negroni cocktail and two other cocktails of choice.
Bookings can be made for 1-4 guests here.