Friday, August 22, 2008

Spaghetti has a House

Skeets was eyeing Spaghetti House (like she eyes so many other places), since the few times that she went past it. And while she was on the Open Bus Tour of London and was hungry like crazy she RAN to Spaghetti House before anyone could stop her. The Little One was accompanying her :) Rare moments those.
The Little One and Skeety have varied choices. The Little One mostly plays it safe while Skeety experiments.
So, this time round, they ordered two dishes, one each to suit both tastes. There was no time for a full course meal, so only the main course and drinks (soft) were ordered.
The Little One ordered a stone-oven baked Margherita Pizza (Le Pizze Stone) and Skeets ordered Formaggi (Italian Cheese platter).

The Pizza was a simple yet flavourful treat. It made Skeets wonder yet again, that why do people prefer to top this delicacy with so many vegetables and season it with Paprikas and Oreganos of the world. Skeety's take: Keep it simple, enjoy the cheese, the crust and the flavour of the wood (that it has absorbed ) in which it has been baked. Simple sins are what her gourmet senses protest earnestly for (most of the times).


So much for the slice.
Now Formaggi.
The Formaggi was something The Little One laughed at. Gorgonzola, Bella Paese, Provolone cheese served along with biscuits/crackers. Not the Little One's cuppa T you know...

Now the Formaggi tasting notes:

Gorgonzola - The soft blue-veined cheese (texture may vary to be crumbly as well). Skeets does not like this one in its solid form, she prefers it in spaghetti and the likes...
Bella Paese/Bel Paese - A semi-soft cheese which went good with the biscuits/crackers...The word means "a beautiful country" (in Italian)
Provolone - A hard, slightly pungent cheese...best had with wine.

The meal ended with a cup of Illy Coffee with Italian raw cane sugar added to it. Perfect cuppa!
Service was prompt but the staff were not very attentive.

Where:
66 Haymarket SW1Y 4RF
Tel: 020 7839 3641
London.
(Near Cupid's bow)
Nearest tube staton: Piccadilly

10 comments:

deeps said...

nice....if only if can get good cheese dishes in delhi at reasonable rate :(

dRoZzY!!! said...

you missed the GBP pricing...
abhi London ka bhot utra nahi hai... isse yaad aaya... mera gift abhi bhi nahi mila hai


very well written. has to be more critical and serious...

nutty said...

bade bade log wada wada ishtyle ab humko little one bologe not goods nice posty luv u sis x

gunj said...

wow! dat pizza made em hungry!

Reeta Skeeter said...

deeps: mushkil hai ji... not namumkin though...
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dRoZzY: When you have to go you can call me and ask :P Gift le le...its not edible re so its safe wimme.. take anytime u r free...
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nuts: yes Little One :P
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gunj: toot pado!!
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The Twisted Gourmet said...

That sounds delicious. Simple authentic Italian food is undiscovered and unappreciated in Indian cities I think. I recently discovered whole wheat spaghetti in a supermarket over here, and i have been raving over it.Btwn check out my new post on pizza.

Kulpreet said...

Hi reeta!

Great enjoy!

Reeta Skeeter said...

the twisted gourmet: :) indeed it is a little difficult to find but not impossible...Indian cities have opened up in terms of culinary experiments and diversity...
whole wheat spaghetti can be found if you know "where to look" :)
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kulpreet: hello :)
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crasiezt said...

Reading this at 1 am isn't a good idea..my stomach's rumbling...

Reeta Skeeter said...

crasiezt: :P