What: Enoteca Rosso
In a nutshell: Regional Italian food in Kensington
Summing it all up: Enoteca Rosso is trying to do things a little differently from your average Italian restaurant by focusing on accessible vintage wines, attempting a ravioli inspired by a full English, promising obscure charcuterie and offering everything in a size of your preference.
Regional Italian cuisine is headed to High Street Kensington with a wine list heaving with rare bottles and the option to have everything on the menu in three sizes.
Dishes will mainly be seasonal and include the likes of:
- Saffron tagliatelle with lamb ragu and raspadura shavings
- Ravioli filled with broccoli and ricotta, sausage crumbles, garlic and fresh chillies
- Slow-cooked pork fillet, chestnuts, pumpkin crisps with grilled polenta
- Rosso’s red salad with roast beetroot, mixed sprouts, orange, kale and sesame seed dressing.
Those will sit alongside a hefty selection of freshly made pastas and gnocchi, plus “obscure and unique” charcuterie and cheeses. There’ll be ample desserts to tempt you too, including green apple sorbet with prosecco and Tiramisu served with a shot of espresso.
All of the above will be available in small, medium or large size for those who want to taste a bit of everything or just gorge themselves on a giant bowl of spaghetti.
The restaurant will be open for brunch too, providing some Italian riffs on typical English brunch fare, which we admit do sound just a little weird but fun, like fig carbonara or ravioli with a full English-style stuffing - egg yolk, pancetta, confit tomatoes and mushrooms. On the wine front, there’ll be a high proportion of rare, small batch bottles on offer (so many that the restaurant plans to line the walls with them), priced from £25 up and 30 available by the glass.
And their head chef is Flavio Militello, who’s formerly worked in Milan’s Michelin-starred Felix Lo Basso.
More about Enoteca Rosso
Where is it? 276-280 Kensington High Street, London W8 6ND
When does it open? 7 December