Sunday 27 May 2012


I’d like to think I’m a deft hand with pasta dishes and I’m not even Italian.
But I’ve tasted the best bowl of pasta ever. Hats off to the chap who concocted it and he’s not Italian either.

The chap in question is Sam Harris and his restaurant Zucca is quite possibly one of the main reasons why London is currently the most exciting gastronomic capital of the world. Zucca serves food à la The River Café style but without The River Café’s atrocious prices.

My best tip to secure a lunch reservation would be to skip breakfast and go for the 12 o’clock sitting; otherwise you could be waiting weeks on end for a table.
Breads of the gods.
Chef’s complimentary brown crab bruschetta.
 San Daniele ham with Red Cow Parmigiano Reggiano*.
*(It’s costlier and more life enhancing than regular Parmesan)
Rigatoni, venison ragu and Parmesan. 
The said best bowl of pasta ever.
Roast cod with borlotti beans, clams and ransom.
Veal chop with spinach and lemon.
If the pasta dish was legendary then the above was historic.
Think semifreddo.
Zucca is outrageously good. Highly recommended.

190 Bermondsey Street

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