We visited L’Anima this week and the award winning restaurant is as spectacular as we imagined.
“Translated as ‘soul’ in Italian, award-winning L’Anima is true to its name, specialising in authentic, honest Italian cuisine made with all the passion of chefs with Italian cooking in their blood.
Bordering the City and Shoreditch, L’Anima was designed by famed architect Claudio Silvestrin. The open and inviting space boasts clean-cut, modern furnishing – a design that reflects the understated sophistication and quality of our seasonally-changing menu.”
Bringing Italian food into the 21st century
Entering the restaurant we were greeted by two beautiful Italian girls (of course they were beautiful… they are Italian) 😉 who seated us at our table.
The atmosphere was of a cultured, modern style. The restaurant really is a spectacle and with a view to the kitchen and outside through ceiling high glass windows, it truly is beautiful. Stunning decor, all set out in white which gives it such a classic look and feel.
The food as you can imagine was inventive, innovative and exciting. We really can’t recommend this award winning restaurant enough.
Before your starters come you are welcomed with an appetiser which really gets your imagination and palate ready for what is about to come.
For starters we had, Fidelini al Granchio, peperoncino e limone – Fidelini pasta with hand-picked crab, chilli and amalfi lemon and the Tortelli di barbabietola con burrata e ricotta affumicata con aceto balsamico ‘Famiglia Gottardi’ – Beetroot tortelli with smoked burrata, ricotta and aged balsamic vinegar. The Fidelini al Granchio was cooked to perfection and has a beautiful crab taste which stayed on the palate. With the tortelli di barbabietola it was exceptional, the skill and execution of the dish was superb. Both dishes were well balanced and a glimpse into the future of Italian food.
For mains we had the Filetto di Vitello con puré di broccolo e maggiorana servito con fungi finferli – Pan-fried veal fillet, marjoram, broccolo served with girolles and pickled truffle. Along with the Rombo Selvatico con salsiccia piccante e carciofi – Pan-fried brill with home-made spicy sausage and artichokes. All the ingredients in both dishes complimented each other and you can see that the dishes have been well thought out and bursting with flavour.
For dessert, the head chef Lello Favuzzi came to our table and recommend we try his new off the menu Tiramisu, which is now ON the menu as it was the most delicious take on a Tiramisu dessert we have tasted. Light, well balanced just how it should be. Revolutionary with a stylish twist with ingredients that complimented each other perfectly and is a winner for us. An amazing must try dessert, we won’t spoil the surprise in the Tiramisu which get’s your taste buds flowing with a very unique twist and perfect end to the meal.
The Future of Italian Food
All in all this restaurant is stunning, the food and service is exceptional and truly deserves the praise and awards it receives. This is the future in Italian food, a modern adaptation on classics from the Italian cuisine, which really lets the fresh, seasonal ingredients speak for themselves. Bravo!
Thank you to all the team and staff and to Lello Favuzzi for looking after us. Grazie L’Anima…
Grazie per tutti
Until next time… See what the Twins Take On next…
Tel: 0207 422 7000