I just started a new contract and wanted to take my client out for lunch. I’d been eyeing up the Italian restaurant at ME Hotel and as it was across the road from the office, it was a perfect choice for a business lunch.
The restaurant is stylish – oak panelling, copper lamps, tall ceilings, huge alcove windows and the stunning glass-encased wine display – all adds to the light and airy feel. The restaurant prides itself on serving artisan-style Italian food with exceptional Italian service. The staff have an expert knowledge of the menu, ingredients and drinks which is a refreshing change to the Italian chains.
The bread board delivered ahead of our mains was a feast for our eyes and appetite. Soft, salty focaccia blocks, crisp breadsticks and sheets of Sardinian paper bread accompanied by olive tapenade and olive oil. This was followed by semolina gnocchi with basil pesto and asparagus. It was cooked perfectly – al dente and delicious. It melted in your mouth and despite being heavy was a great lunch dish.
Cucina Asellina offers a little taste of Italian with plenty of style and plenty on the plate. We left Cucina Asellina feeling stuffed, happy and impressed. Next stop the radio rooftop bar!