The Italian Connection

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Wednesday’s Pasta Deal - 6.30pm til 8pm bowl of pasta and a glass of house wine £7.50 per person choice of 4 pasta dishes.

Thursday night steak and seabass night

2 main courses and a bottle of house wine £28 per couple

Fishy Fridays

Anyone booking a party of 15 or more people receives a complimentary glass of house wine either on arrival or with their meal party

Bookings taken any night of the week please ring for more details

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EVENING MENU

 

Bread Basket with Balsamic Vinegar & Olive Oil   GBP 1.50

 

STARTERS

Parma Ham & Melon  GBP 6.50

Caprese Salad - Mozzarella, Tomato & Roast Peppers   GBP 6.00

Selection of Cold Meats  GBP 6.75

Warm Chicken Salad with Pine Nuts  GBP 6.75

Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Egg & Fresh Asparagus   GBP 6.95

Tuna & Fagolioli Bean Salad  GBP 6.50

 

PASTA DISHES

Available for Starter & Main Courses

Spaghetti Bolognese  GBP 5.50 / GBP 7.95

Tagliatelli Carbonara with Crispy Parma Ham  GBP 5.50 / GBP 7.95

Tagliatelli with Wild Mushroom & Roast Peppers in a Pesto Cream Sauce  GBP 6.50 / GBP 9.50

Tortellini filled with Pear & Ricotta in a Tomato & Cream Sauce with a Hint of Chili   GBP 6.75 /  GBP 11.00

Ravioli Filled with Lobster in a Smoked Salmon & Cream Sauce   GBP 7.25 / GBP 12.00

 

MAIN COURSES

All served with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables

Pan-Fried Chicken Breast with a Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce  GBP 13.95

Pan-Fried Chicken Breast with Roast Peppers in a Tomato and Chili Sauce  GBP 1350

Roast Leg of Duck with Chili & Garlic  GBP 13.95

Lamb Shank Roaster with Parma Ham & Gilled Peppers   GBP 15.00

Fillet of Beef with Artichoke & Dolcelatte Sauce   GBP 21.50

Fillet of Beef with Brandy & Cracked Black Pepper Cream Sauce  GBP 21.00

Plain Grilled Fillet of Beef   GBP 20.00

 

FISH DISHES

Fish Dishes are available on the ‘Evening Specials’ Blackboard.

 

DESSERTS

Selection of Tartlets, Puddings, Ice Creams & Sorbets  GBP 4.75

Cheese & Biscuits  GBP 5.75

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WINE LIST

Our wine list is laid out according to style from the lighter, drier to the fuller, more concentrated.

House Wines 175ml Glass / Bottle

Grillo Pinot Grigio Mannara £3.75 £13.50

IGT Sicily. Fresh, crisp fruit with vibrant aromas.

 

Syrah Sangiovese Mannara £3.75 £13.50

IGT Sicily. Ripe cherry and plum flavours. Soft, smooth and easy drinking.

 

Modello Rosato delle Venezie £4.50 £14.50

Masi, Italy. Soft strawberry aromas and a berry fruit selection of flavours on the palate.

 

White Wines

Pinot Grigio Trentino  £17.00

Castel Firmian, Mezzacorona, Italy. Fresh, crisp fruit with just a hint of smokiness. A very clean and refreshing dry finish.

 

Chardonnay £17.50

Buitenverwachting, Constantia, South Africa. A freshness on the nose which develops in the mouth with a crisp clean finish.

 

Gavi di Gavi   £18.50

Bruno Broglia, Piedmont, Italy. A crisp, clean white wine that exhibits a soft almond flavour characteristic of Gavi.

 

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc   £37.00

Marlborough, New Zealand. Aromas of gooseberries and lime give way to an intense palate of citrus flavours. An icon wine!

 

Sancerre ‘Les Boffants’  £22.00

Charles Dupuy, Loire, France. Grassy Sauvignon fruit with all the flinty mineral style of the Loire. A classic!

 

Sauvignon Blanc ‘Reserva’  £17.00

Santa Rita, Chile. Intense Sauvignon character with a herbaceous citrus fruit, and fresh balancing finish

 

Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough  £20.00

Nautilus Estate, New Zealand. Benchmark style, good fruit with an elegant character.

 

Pino & Toi (Pinot Bianco/Tocai) £17.00

Maculan, Breganze, Italy

An elegant wine packed with fresh floral fruits. Clean and zesty with a medium finish

 

Red Wines

Pinot Noir £21.00

Matakana Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand. Soft and smooth with juicy and generous fruit.

 

Merlot Trentino £16.00

Castel Firmian, Mezzacorona, Italy. Smooth plummy character with ripe red berries and a fruity finish.

 

Regaleali Nero d’Avola £17.50

Tasca d’Almerita, Sicilia IGT, Italy. Vibrant cherry fruit with soft spice and a smooth finish.

 

Pèppoli Chianti Classico £22.00

Tuscany, Italy. Full black cherry and plummy fruit flavours. Clean and well balanced from the ‘King’ of Tuscany.

 

Rioja Reserva Viña Salceda £22.00

Juilian Chivite, Navarra, Spain. Full bodied, with a good fruit balance and mature aromas of ripe soft fruit and spice.

 

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo £17.00

Madonna di Miracoli, Italy

Smooth velvety fruit with a touch of spice. Excellent!

 

Campofiorin Doppia Fermentazione £19.00

Masi, Veneto, Italy. Dark ruby in colour with notes of spice. Full bodied and textured.

 

‘Reserva’ Cabernet Sauvignon £17.00

Santa Rita, Chile. Juicy blackberry and plum flavours are wrapped around ripe tannins and toasted oak.

 

Amarone Classico Costasera £38.00

Masi, Veneto Italy. Rich and opulent yet great balance and harmony. Fantastic.

 

Dessert Wine 125ml glass

Dindarello £3.75

Maculan, Italy. A subtle, sweet wine with a honeyed fragrance.

 

Sparkling & Champagne 125ml glass bottle

Prosecco VS Brut Luna Argenta £4.75 £18.50

Mexxacorona, Italy

 

Champagne Deutz Brut Classic NV  £38.00

France - (Decanter Award)

 

Champagne V.Testulat ‘Rosé’ NV £34.00

France

 

Port 50ml glass

Ferreira Late Bottled Vintage 2000 £3.50

Ferreira. Numero uno in Portugal!

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