Wednesday, 29 August 2018

At Fumo ........... yesterday in St Peters Square

Now we have friends who trawl the restaurant reviews, carefully weighing up what is said, picking their way through individual sites and then making their decision where to eat.

Not us, when we are home in Varese, north of Milan or down in Naples where Tina’s parents come from, it’s about falling across places and making a rash decision, and usually we are not wrong.

And so it was yesterday having wandered up into the city along the Oxford Road corridor we happened on Fumo at 1 St Peters Square.*

What caught Tina’s eye was the Strozzapreti, a mix of pasta, asparagus, fennel, peas, mint, broad beans, mascaprone and pine nuts and because I can never resist mushrooms I was drawn to the Pappardelle with porcini, truffle oil, shaved parmesan & basil.

So that was it, we went in and were not disappointed.

The food was excellent and the service perfect.

At which point I could just rehash their web site with the history of the restaurants, but for that you can just follow the link.*

Instead I shall mention Federica who served us, and whose recommendations for what we might like to eat and drink were spot on and to the manager who came from Sardinia and suggested places to visit on the island we hadn’t yet been too.

It was a long pleasant afternoon, punctuated with conversations in Italian with both Federica, and the manager.

Which is not to ignore the other staff who were busy attending other diners.

And because it is a long time since we had a favourite place to eat, I shall just say that this is it.

Location; Manchester

Picture; the inside of Fumo, courtesy of Fumo

* Fumo,

1 comment:

  1. Visited yesterday for the first time taking advantage of the January 50% of offer (if you book online). I had Tuna Carpaccio (sold as tuna tartar, but it was sliced rather than chopped)served with pea shoots and pomegranate seeds. My friend had the beef carpaccio with rocket, both delicious. For main I had a delicious piece of fresh halibut with a type tomato and lentil caponata rather than the samphire it was advertised as coming with, still delicious. My friend had lamb chops and portion of deep fried zucchini, I had three types of ice-cream for dessert, the pistachio was delicious, as good as what I have had in Rome. My friend had a large Canolli, also delicious, all washed down with sparking water, a single Peroni and coffee (both for my friend). Without the gratuity, this came up to the grand total of £43, which seemed like a bargain. Two small points the place was packed, and the tables were on top of each other. Everything I was served needed salt. Otherwise lovely.