Last of the Summer Wine

Secret Squisito Menu September 2011/Autunno
Supper Clubber Comments from 24.9.11

“Such a joy to eat fabulous local food, cleverly cooked with a love and knowledge of the good things in life”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the evening – company and the food were excellent”

Benvenute
Ginger Baker’s bread and Puglian olives
wine recommendations: Frizzante white or rosé. We like Prosecco – Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Prosecco Conegliano Doc (750ml) £10.49 (also Tesco), La Gioiosa Pinot Grigio Marca Trevigiana IGT Semi-Sparkling NV (Tesco), Marca Trevigiana, Veneto (Tesco £6.49), ASDA Extra Special Prosecco £7.23

Antipasti
Pear and hazlenut salad with home made ricotta
wine recommendations: Frizzante, Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Extra Dry NV – £9.99 Majestic, Villa Malizia Pinot Grigio Ramato Rosé £3. 99 ALDI, Villa Chiara Pinot Grigio Frizzante Rosé – £3. 99 ALDI, Bianco, Stella Alpina Pinot Grigio 2008 –  £7.99 Majestic, Cantina Beato Pinot Grigo Superiore Breganze 2007 – Majestic £4.99 ea for 2

Primi
Bucatini with sardines and fennel
wine recommendations: Rosato, Pinot Grigio Villa Malizia,£3. 99 ALDI,Villa Malizia Pinot Grigio Ramato Rosé £3. 99 ALDI, Bianco, Villa Malizia Pinot Grigio Bianco
£3. 99 ALDI, Rosso, Moncaro Rosso Piceno – £ 4.99 Waitrose

Secondi
Braised Autumn lamb Sardinian style served with new season chard, smoked garlic and lemon roast potatoes
wine recommendations: Rosso, Piccini Supertuscan – £8.54 Tesco, Piccini Chianti Riserva – £5.99 Coop Bilton, Rugby (Tesco – £6.99), Italia Primitivo – £5.24 Waitrose,Paolo Leo Primitivo di Manduria – £ 9.99 Waitrose,Toscana Rosso – £3. 99 ALDI,Villa Pani Chianti Riserva 2007 – £4.99 Coop, Moncaro Rosso Piceno – £ 4.99 Waitrose, 2006 Malvira Roero Arneis – £7.99 Waitrose, Collezione Italiana Montepulciano – £3. 39 ALDI,Collezione Italiana Italian Red Wine –  £2. 99 ALDI

Dolci 
Damson semifreddo with more damsons
wine recommendations: Frizzante, Lambrusco Dolce Medici Ermete – Tony Di Maria, Coventry, Rosso, Sloe Wine – £7.99 Halfpenny Vineyards (Farmers Markets)

Formaggi
Farmers Market selection with rhubarb and orange chutney
wine recommendations: Bianco, Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon, Rosso, Pinot Noir, Lambrusco Dolce, Piccini Supertuscan – Tesco

Caffe
Squisito 100% Columbian Arabica coffee with doppio cioccolato biscotti
wine recommendations: grappa Arenarie Sella & Mosca, Amaretto Vincenzi or Saronno

Many thanks to our wonderful producers who this month are Tina in Monks Kirby for hazelnuts, pears, tomatoes, herbs and chard, Robbies Fish, Birmingham for sardines, Kristians Farm in Monks Kirby for Autumn Lamb, Jo in Monks Kirby for Damsons, Sheila in Marshgate for rhubarb and potatoes

All my food is made to order and food allergies and foibles are easily catered for, so please just ask

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