We’re big fans of Prezzo and pop in quite regularly for dinner, or occasionally Mr English and I will pop in for a quick lunch and a glass of wine. They’ve just launched some lovely new Summer menu items, and we went along to try a few.
We always order the calamari to start as they’re so lovely and light and crispy (the recipe has now been updated and is even better), and this time we tried the new grilled goat’s cheese starter with beetroot and caramelised onions on ciabatta. It was a perfect, light tasty starter with a nice addition of some rocket leaves.
The boys, of course, went for their usual main courses: huge Tre Gusti pizza for Charlie, and an equally huge bowl of pasta for Sam, but Mr English and I were a bit more inventive. Prezzo has brought out a new range of flatbread pizzas – kind of a cross between a pizza and a salad – we ordered the prosciutto and asparagus (above) and found the base light and the generous toppings really fresh and tasty (they also do a goat’s cheese and a caprese version – perfect for a light lunch on its own, I would imagine).
There are also some new wine options on the menu including a super light Sicilian Viognier – (a hint of Fruit Salad sweets in there – no really). An Instagram friend of mine, seeing my photo, mentioned that she’d enjoyed a bottle of the exact same wine recently while in Sicily, which is a very good sign as far as I’m concerned!
The Viognier turned out to be a perfect match for our absolute favourite new menu item, the crab cake salad – a huge bowl overflowing with with fresh leaves, cantaloupe melon, cucumber and cherry tomatoes with a really zesty lime and chilli dressing, it was then piled with crispy – coated crab cakes (apologies for the photo of the crab cake salad). An absolute corker and one I’ll certainly be ordering again. In fact, the crab cake salad is Prezzo’s suggested wine and food match to the Viognier on their wine pairings page).
And lastly, but certainly not leastly, we felt obliged to try a small dessert *cough*. As usual, the boys dived face first into the honeycomb smash cheesecake, while we went for the new lemon posset, an utterly gorgeous, light and surprisingly tangy creamy top, with a gingery biscuit base, it made a perfect accompaniment (shared, honest) to a double espresso to round off our meal.
We continue to be really impressed with Prezzo. The menu is continually being updated, the staff are friendly (the manager even offered us our usual wine when we sat down) and as the place was bustling and busy on a Thursday night, I’d say a lot of people agree with us. We’ll be back soon as I’ve got my eye on a couple of the other new menu items, including the mozzarella in carrozza, and some of the new wines (a crisp Gavi, and one of my favourite Italian wines, a Multepulciano from Abruzzo). Yum.