In Italy there are many different places where we go to enjoy food. There is the classic restaurant, the local Osteria or even Trattoria – On Saturday 21st June Stairway Kitchen would like to transport you to a Mantovan Trattoria without having to leave London!
A real Trattoria serves an ever changing seasonal menu, filled with local favorites, in our case our food comes from local shops where the quality is much higher than in supermarkets. You will find good, honest home-made food in a Trattoria, nothing too fancy but always something to delight your palate. A Trattoria in Italy is frequently family owned and operated and is usually found in small towns and rural areas or in local neighbourhoods.
Our menu for this dinner is inspired by our city Mantua (Mantova) and its specialities – don’t miss out, be one of our 12 food lovers around our table at the “Trattoria Stairway Kitchen” night:
_Sweet peppers stuffed w a delicious chicken, caper and olive sauce
_Roasted Quail w Saba flavour stuffing w spelt salad, tomato,herbs and lamb lettuce...
SABA has been around since ancient times, it was a popular condiment in ancient Rome, made from grape must left over after making wine. This condiment was a precursor to Balsmic Vinegar. Excellent used on any meat, seafood, vegetables, fruit or salads. We decided to use it with our quails to give them an extra touch to have this dish more special
_Stefano's home made Guinea fowl ravioli.
Stefano loves making home made pasta and tonight the stuffing is Giunea Fowl and ricotta cheese served in guinea fowl & thyme gravy.
_Roasted monk fish wrapped in pancetta with creamed courgette in garlic and white wine sauce.
_Dessert something very special that both Stefano and I love it but...it's a surprise..