|A Warm Reception At Putney's Caparossa Convivium Italia|
Southern Italian cuisine on the shores of the Thames
With a view over the Wharf to Putney Bridge and seating outside, this restaurant should prove popular as the weather improves, but on a freezing cold February day we did not stop to take in the view until we were inside.
The pasta selection is quite small and both being serious carnivores we opted for meat! I chose for the Entrecote “Caparossa” marinato da noi (£15), 300g of ribeye steak which has marinated in their special blend of sage, rosemary, marjoram, oregano. Beautifully cooked on the rare side of medium rare the meat was melt in the mouth gorgeous, but the marinade is quite strong and may not be to everyone’s taste. E chose the Pollo alla brace con spezie (£12), half a Grilled free-range organic chicken with Mediterranean herbs and spices. Succulent and tasty, it was a perfect lunch dish if it had been half the size. Not one to give up on a challenge, she managed to finish.
We shared a generous green salad as an accompaniment however the plentiful portions meant that we could not contemplate dessert. So we gathered the bill (£68.50 excluding service) over our cappuccinos which arrived with some delicious looking shortcakes and chocolate nibbles. Alas, even these were one bite too much therefore we wrapped them up and gave them to our appreciative children as treat when we got home.
February 10th, 2012