hosted by The Backdoor Kitchen
Dreaming of a benevolent weather, we decided to join forces with the guys behind Clapham popular cocktail bar The Jam Tree and kick off the spring with an amazing night of food and drinks.
We will offer you an APERICENA!
What’s an Apericena though?
Apericena is the mix of two Italian words: Aperitivo (the Italian Happy Hour) and Cena (dinner). The concept, now quite popular amongst young Italians, is very simple and, obviously, sexy: you hang out with friends for a couple of drinks and in the meantime you start snacking from proper cool sized dishes to share. As the booze goes high and the sun goes down, your Happy Hour slowly becomes your dinner and, before you have even realised, you will find yourslef asking for dessert menu!
So, sticking with the Apericena mood, we offer 2 DRINKS (you heard very well) and 6 courses plus dessert. Not bad, is it?
And, ladies and gents, the menu:
|COMPLIMENTARY COCKTAIL|- The incredibly popular house JAM MOJITO doesn't tickle your tastebuds already?
|INSALATA ROMANESCA DI GRANCHI| - Crab and Courgette Salad dressed with Roman mint, lemon, extra virgin olive oil and garlic. Served on black olive bread.
|SFORMATINI DI MELANZANE E POLPO ! - Signature dish: layers of deep fried aubergine, basil leaves and melted smoked Scamorza cheese topped with a luscious Octopus ragout marinated in homemade basil olive oil.
|FAVE, CALABRIA E FANTASIA| – Cheese, meat and fish don't go along together? Try this Broadbean, Pecorino cheese, baby Squid (marinated in herbs and wine vinegar) and Calabrese spicy sausage salad and tell us what you think. Daring as we like it!
|FARINATA DI GAMBERONI| - Deep-fried prawns in chickpea, black pepper and onion batter. Served with avocado alioli sauce
|COMPLIMENTARY GLASS OF WINE|- You always need some wine or that's at least what Chef says...
|ULTIMATE SPRING LASAGNA! - Fontina cheese, asparagus, sauteed mushroom Lasagna topped with crispy Guanciale. You need to have this or just live without trying!
|MAIALE 3 WAYS| – Pork is lovey anyways and we show it to you in 3 different ways.
Pork fillet with butter and sage, Mostarda di Cremona (Italian spiced fruit chutney) and caramelised onion.
Pork hock with Salsa Verde mayo and Apple jam.
Pork belly with Chilli and Balsamic Vinegar mushroom.
Secret dessert - be good and wait for it!