A couple of Saturday’s a go, I dined at the Intercontinental where Theo Randall has recently launched ‘La Dolce Vita’, a weekend brunch menu with an Italian twist. I’m a massive fan of brunch and visiting Italy, therefore these combined together were a dream.
In typical Italian style the menu is divided into courses, antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci. We started off with a glass of prosecco which is unlimited for the first two hours. We then helped ourselves to the antipasti dishes, which had a selection of Italian salads, cured meats, cheeses and Italian bread. My favourite antipasti dish was the carne salata – thinly sliced black Angus beef with zucchini, rocket, pine nuts and parmesan. Also the homemade rosemary focaccia was delicious, I had to keep going back for more 🙂
There was also a selection of different salads to choose from. The panzanella tuscan bread salad was refreshing and flavoursome.Also make sure you try the farro salad with datterini tomatoes, cucumber, mint and basil.
Next was a Taste from Theo. Pictured above was the mixed green ravioli with swiss chard, rocket, borage, ricotta and buttered sage. This literally melted in my mouth and the flavours were heavenly.
Now, on to the secondi. We both got to choose a dish from the menu provided and we went for the baked souffle with zucchini, Fontina cheese, spinach, cream and Parmesan. This was very light and fluffy, after the previous courses this dish was needed. I didn’t want this dish to end and savoured every mouthful, as it tasted incredible. The grilled longhorn beef bavette with borlotti beans was recommended by the waitress and it did not disappoint.
Don’t you just love it when a restaurant offers a dessert platter giving you the opportunity to try their best puddings? The portion sizes of the four desserts were the perfect amount to sample each one. The panna cotta with raspberries was a favourite of mine. There was also a creperia bar where you could get crepes freshly made with a choice of a number of toppings.
Lastly we finished with some cheese, grapes and crackers. I thought it was great how a selection of cheeses were already prepared with the perfect amount, that we could indulge into.
I would highly recommend visiting Theo Randall at The Intercontinental Hotel. I’m a massive brunch fan and I must say I’ve never experienced a brunch like this before. It was truly wonderful, from the welcoming and friendly staff, the choice and variety of delicious food, the unlimited prosecco and the beautiful interior of the restaurant. It costs £57 per person and it includes a four course breakfast with two hours of unlimited prosecco or bellini’s. I can’t wait to visit again, it’s perfect for any special occasion or maybe if you feel like treating a loved one.
To make a reservation click here. The brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday’s only.
Hope all you brunch fans enjoyed reading this post 🙂