Italy’s moreish charm is closer to home than you think, thanks to Ferruccio Ferragamo’s stylish Tuscan jaunt: Il Borro Tuscan Bistro London. Together with executive head chef Andrea Campani and head chef Fulvio Opalio, Ferruccio Ferragamo offers authentic Italian flavours complemented by an extensive wine collection, curated with an impeccable dash of innovation and an authentic crop of first-class ingredients.
As you enter Il Borro’s illustrious doors, this hidden treasure of Tuscan charm makes sure you’re welcomed with impeccable hospitality and a quick seat at the Italian marble bar where the bartender delicately prepares his signature Negroni al Fresco, befittingly tantalising with a spritz of Italian sophistication. Ascend to the second floor for a meal served by waiters so tender-hearted and brimming with just the right amount of ‘get-to-know-you’ questions you might even mistake them for your own family serving you up an intimate meal in the comfort of your home. As each dish appears, every delicate ingredient is divulged with flawless detail and beautifully paired with a glass of wine. Il Borro showcases an organically curated menu of alluring dishes, so alluring it’s hard to choose.
But don’t miss the ultimate starter, Pappa al Pomodoro, constructed of Tuscan bread enveloped in a remarkable organic plum tomato sauce finessed with garlic and herb accents. Next, the Pici al Baglione arrives; an intricately handmade Tuscan spaghetti coated with organic tomato sauce and basil. Another highlight, Tagliatelle al Tartufo, fashioned with homemade tagliatelle underscored by gorgeously toothsome Umbrian black truffle and parmesan. To finish, Torta al Formaggio fresco, an addictive cheesecake with blueberry compote, topped off, of course, with another iteration of their many amazing signature cocktails, the Santo Martini. Perhaps it’s Italy’s effortless charm, delicately humming between the four walls of Ferragamo’s restaurant, that sets its fine dining aside from its many other sophisticated neighbours. Or perhaps, as often forgotten in distinguished restaurants like these, it’s that Il Borro Tuscan Bistro London simply has heart; and it’s that inedible ingredient, which continues to guarantee that each dish, and every diner’s experience, is overflowing with flavour.
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