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Locando Locatelli , London – Where Brad Pitt entertained Madonna & Jamie Oliver

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“It’s more a case of who hasn’t been here.” The reason celebrities like Brad Pitt, Madonna, Kate Moss,Simon Cowell , flock here is because of its simplicity, no paparazzi, no glitz, The decor is plain, simple & discreet . After winning a Michelin star in just under 4 years for Zafferano at Belgravia, Giorgio – the head chef & his wife ventured out and opened Locanda Locatelli  . Now as chef patron, Giorgio has established Locanda Locatelli as a place noted as much for its intimacy and family atmosphere as the quality of its food.

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The ambience at Locanda Locatelli is relaxed and laid back. The flowing sheer curtains offer a sense of privacy with the atmosphere of family dining .There is a dedicated private dining area for 12-50 people if you prefer an intimate setting. For celebrities, family & close friends, they always have a table reserved- its a discreet dining spot, table no 11, right next to the kitchen area.

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Meeting family when you are away from your homeland is always special.  Special occasions call for setting to match. Av evening over good food & wine is the perfect way to relax & reconnect with family . Our mantra for the evening was complete indulgence.. A glass of Champagne Drappier, Carte d’Or was a good start..

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Although i am not a bread basket person, this one made me forget my ‘low carbs’ vow . This garlic bread portion was soft , crisp and appetizing. I simply could not resist.

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We ordered a bottle of Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2012. It  is a deep ruby red, very crisp, clean-edged bouquet. For starters we had Capocollo, finferli, rucola e cipolline al balsamico –Cured neck of pork, Girolle mushrooms, balsamic onion. Delicious- bursting with flavors. 

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Another interesting dish was ‘Tagliatelle al ragù di capretto ‘ –Pasta with kid goat ragù and chilli. Rich, Velvety and full of zest. Strongly recommended!

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 For main course, i chose fish. ‘Sogliola arrosto, macedonia di verdure’ – Roast lemon sole with “Risina” beans, seasonal vegetables and basil pesto. An effortless fish with fresh vegetables -so very healthy. However I felt the beans were a misfit but overall, a great dish to finish off the evening. 

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I wish i had gone easy on the garlic bread & left room for Desserts . I have a very sweet tooth & that gives me another reason to come back here.

“Happiness is only real when shared ”   Looking forward to many more!

Locanda Locatelli ,8 Seymour Street ,London W1H 7JZ

Tel: +44 020 7935 9088

 

 

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