Mushrooms of all verities will be celebrated this autumn as Carluccious get set to hold a succession of special markets and menu’s.
We went to sample some of the delights at their beautiful Covent Garden branch, which spans over 2 floors with a glorious winding staircase elevating your experience from the start.
Having both had exhausting days, my date an I took no time ordering some Huge green olives which were devoured in no time along with a summery sweet Pino Grigo.
The plan was to share the Bruschetta but I’d eaten over half of it before I remembered and though it would be rude to ask for a slurp of her pea and mint soup so we just both chowwed down.
Onto the task at hand of sampling their finest fungal pickings: I went for the Pasta Con Funghi containing a mix of shiitake, oyster, porcini and button mushrooms on a bed of Egg pappardelle. The medley made for a creamy dish of fine flavours which was shared sparingly in a straight swap for a sweetly nutty Penne Giardiniera’
A steady diet of 5-2 usually pans out as around 3-4 with Monday – Wednesday being a no carb zone so on treat day(s) pudding is a must and the Cioccolato Fondente accompanied with ice cream leaves nothing spared. We also didn’t really share a peach floating on vanilla moose with amaretto biscuit ….
When it came to splitting the spoils were split evenly and at £56.00 for three courses and wine, we both left feeling well balanced.
Check out the exclusive Mushroom Foraging Days along with the Mushroom Market Dates running across September and October at www.carluccios.com