Surprise number: infinity (there were so many!) was a romantic dinner at The Alpine. The Alpine is a posh romantic Italian in Bushey, Hertfordshire. It’s a family owned restaurant that serves home-made Italian cuisine and has been there for many years (1969 to be exact!).
The restaurant is set over two floors in a neo-Tudor building that dates back to the 19th century. The restaurant is filled with original artwork and the smell of Italy. I can’t wait for that holiday in June! There’s a different menu every month incorporating fresh produce (peas and asparagus is the vegetable of this monthy!)
On our table was:
- Galette di cipolle bianche con formaggio di capra: A red onion and goats cheese feuilliette with caponata, pesto, pine nuts & rocket
- Gnocchi al pomodoro e melenzane: Homemade gnocchi with a sauce of tomato & basil
- Arrosto di maiale con verdure: Roast pork with apple puree, Rostii potato, braised red cabbage, baby carrots & confit button onion
- Of course the wine: Chiaretto bardolino Rose
A really lovely and home restaurant that uses simple ingredients, modern techniques to result in good old Italian style – just how mama in the Dolmio adverts cooks! Perfect for a celebration.