Happy Wednesday! I apologise for the lack of post on Monday but the dress I wore to the wedding over the weekend already sold out and I feel I need to find another one to shoot but worry not, I already have 5 outfits lined up. In the meantime, I wanted to share another cool dinner spot and a new concept restaurant in London. You guys outside of London should know that if you are looking for places to dine in that offer more than just food, can rest assured that London will spoil you for choice and I promise to try to and deliver as many cool dinner and drink places that are worth recommending as possible.
So when you think Italian for dinner, I bet pasta and pizza come to mind but you should try and move away from these thoughts as Italy has the best meat and seafood options that can only be matched by perhaps Spanish cuisine. Ever since I gave up gluten I find that my carnivorous side emerges more than I would like it to. How can you blame me though when I’m presented with such awesome food and dining locations such as Macellaio RC in London’s Exmouth Market and which is, by the way, one of my favourite locations in London to have a mid-week dinner at.
The front windows of Macellaio RC display real life size tuna on one side and prime cuts of beef on another which truly represents restaurants concepts as Tuna and Beef dominate the menu. The fish and meat are butchered and carved inside at the time of your order so you can make sure that you are getting the finest and freshest cuts from both land and sea. Macellaio RC is an Italian take on rather posh surf ‘n’ turf and it will make you wonder why haven’t you thought of putting those ingredients together before. Meats presented in the window are being dry-aged, the beef for 50 days, the tuna for seven to ensure tenderness and richness of the taste.
We are so fortunate to visit on a hot day and a dinner outside seemed like the best option. The waiter Emilio who by the way explained the whole concept to us in a lot of details suggested that we go for Fassona Beef and Tuna, Pure and Simple menu. We started with a mixture of both Beef and Tuna carpaccio, followed by Battuta with spicy Gorgonzola flamed at the table. For our mains, we had Grilled tuna fillet served with strawberries and modena balsamic and five weeks dry aged Fassona beef rib eye of 500g and we both shared our food as that’s the way they do it at Macellaio RC. We finished our meal with Cheesecake and Bianco al basilica which is like a basil pannacotta. We washed our food down withLeclisse Sparkling Rose which was oh so delicious. Actually, the whole of our order was quite delicious and things that we thought seemed little odd together such as tuna and strawberries, were a perfect match.
Tables outside Macellaio RC allowed us to people watch walking down the Exmouth market and we had a perfect evening catching up and eating delicious food.
What do you guys think of Tuna and Beef only food restaurant concept?