Bocca Di Lupo
August 16, 2010, 2:32 pm
Filed under: Eating out

For my birthday this year, I was absolutely spoilt by my lovely BF. He announced that we would be lunching on Saturday and had decided on Bocca di Lupo or mouth of the wolf. I have heard people rave about this place, but some of the online comments were mediocre. But I have to say in all honesty, I think Bocca as I shall affectionately christen it, was one of my favorite London meals.

The restaurant draws it inspiration from across Italy, stretching from the gorgeous islands of Sardinia and Sicily through to the heartlands. Having travelled extensively around Italy and knowing its the one place that being gluten-free just isn’t a drama, I was excited to see what Bocca could serve up. The waitress who served us was lovely. the BF had explained in advance that I was celiac. She simply ran through the menu of the haves and have-nots – I am happy to report there was a lot of haves!

The plates are served small or large, so it in effect becomes an Italian tapas.  You can still eat in the traditional way of starters and mains, but we opted to share so we could scope out the whole menu.

 We started with

  • Shaved radish, celeriac & pecorino salad with pomegranates & truffle oil
  • Home made wild boar salame & pecorino Fiore Sardegna

Followed by

  • Finferli’ (girolle mushroom) & Asiago risotto
  • Roast suckling pig
  • Cannellini beans all’uccelletto Toscana (with a little tomato & sage)

And finally

  • Watermelon granita
  • The amazing milk-free espresso gelato

The risotto (above) was for me a triumph, one of the best I have had and the pork with canellini beans was epic. We had a lovely bottle of the house prosecco, which was crisp and light.

A great venue for GF folk and wont break the bank at about £100 for two. Worth noting as well we were so full after this we could barely walk! But we did manage to meander over to Cafe Boehme for a couple of glasses of Pinot Noir and then off to Covent Garden for the French film Heartbreaker….. what a day!

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KL – You haven’t said if your BF is GF?

Comment by mandy

John you are a fool the BF is regular, not GF

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