Very recently I enjoyed a brand new Sunday Lunch experience at Islington based Italian restaurant, Trullo. When walking into the cosy, family run establishment, you’re automatically made to feel welcome and special. There was never a moment where I felt unnoticed or un-catered for and that’s the sort of service you expect when looking forward to a traditional home cooked meal.
Every week the Sunday lunch menu, which is set for you, changes depending on the produce of that week. What you should expect based on my experiance is a sequence of dishes, each one complimenting the last perfectly.
Since I don’t eat pork, I opted for the Mixed Antipasti without the Finocchiona and instead just enjoyed the Puglian olives, grilled and marinated trevise and anchovy crostini. This mixture was fantastic, the trevise was delicious eaten on top of the crostini and the olives brought all the flavours together perfectly.
For our second course we enjoyed, Tagliatelle with marjoram, Amalfi lemon and parmesan. The Amalfi lemon gives the pasta a wonderful burst of refreshing flavour and this dish was a great palette cleanser.
For the main dish we were offered, slow-roast Gressingham duck leg with potato and olive al forno and blood orange and fennel salad. I don’t normally order duck, so being almost ‘forced’ due to the brilliantly set menu, I was anticipating this dish. I needn’t have been so nervous, as the duck literally fell off the bone and was extremely tender and juicy. The fennel and blood orange were also the perfect accompaniment to the potatoes and olives, relieving the rich flavours with their fruity and fresh tang. This dish is a must have for any meat lover.
For desserts we indulged in an unforgettable rhubarb and almond upside-down cake with créme fraiche. Writing about this dessert is almost annoying because I’d much rather be tasting it again! It is by far my favourite dessert ever eaten as part of a Sunday lunch. Now if there was only a way to tempt the chef to hand over his recipe.
The set menu is £30 per person. Bookings can be made here.
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