Assaggetti, in the heart of Haymarket, is an exciting new Italian tapas bistro with friendly staff and a cosy atmosphere, boasting unpretentious food in a traditional chicchetti style restaurant. We disappeared downstairs where it was less crowded and we could unwind with a drink or two..
After trying probably every cocktail on the menu, we were brought a selection of dishes to share. You can choose to have one large main or small tapas to share - I would recommend getting a few small dishes as the tastes are quite rich. My favourite dish that I will be raving about for months to come was the Squid and Mango salad - the best salad I've ever eaten. It was also the first time I had ever tried Mussels, as most of my family are allergic, I had always shyed away from them, but they were yummy and I'm still very much alive and craving more!
For mains I would recommend the delicious and rich, Potato Gnocchetti as well as the Black Risotto with Cuttlefish for something new. Pudding was the height of the meal with the most delicious and creamy Panacota as well as the fresh berry Cheesecake that was recommended with a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar to bring out the fruit. We devoured our puddings to the tune of Jungle Fever - which seemed very fitting indeed... before finishing the night with a toast of Hazelnut Liqueur.
We ate: (don't judge)
Squid and Mango Salad
Mussels in a White Wine Sauce
Tuscan Ham and Salami (Taglieri)
Handmade Ravioli with Scampi
Black Risotto with Cuttlefish
Potato Gnocchetti & Gorgonzola
Wild Berry Panacota
Cheesecake with Fresh Berries and Balsamic Vinegar
Inciser, Mambo Italiano and Italian Lynchburg cocktails
Moscato d'asti Moncucco Fontanafredda 2008 (Desert wine)
Thank you so much to Alix from ME:MO Interactive and Assaggetti for the night to remember!