Marylebone’s stylish Italian restaurant Fucina is transporting its guests this summer to the stunning Amalfi Coast. Synonymous with seafood and lemons, the turquoise waters and hilltop towns have inspired the team here in creating a truly mouthwatering summer menu featuring three dishes that really pay respect to this beautiful part of the world.
To start, there’s a fresh prawn tartare with Carabinero prawns, chilli, dandelion pesto and basil. It’s light and refreshing and the perfect dish to awaken your tastebuds in time for the two Amalfi main dishes.
The luscious Amalfi lemon graves have led to an exquisite Amalfi lemon risotto. Creamy, wholesome and comforting without being overly filling, this excellent dish features perfectly cooked sea bass, a hint of lemon and basil. It’s simple, yet absolutely delicious – as risotto should be.
An authentic taste of Italy’s finest coast is found in the seafood scialatelli, made with yellowtail, clams, mussels and prawns. The linguine-like pasta is the perfect partner for the seafood, allowing the latter to showcase it’s wonderful flavours without being dominated by a heavy sauce.
Pair the trio of Amalfi dishes perfectly with the very summery, very crisp M de Minuty Côtes de Provence Rosé and you could easily feel yourself drifting to the sunny, rugged coastline that’s dotted with pastel-coloured fishing villages.
Kurt Zdesar, who launched Fucina, is responsible for launching Nobu restaurants around the world, as well as dim sum chain Ping Pong, Hakkasan alongside Alan Yau, Chotto Matte in Soho and Black Roe in Mayfair. Fucina oozes the same elegance, boasting a lavish design. The ceiling, in particular, is something else – like a wave made from bricks, it’s something you’ll definitely find yourself marvelling at before the food arrives.
Available for the duration of summer, book a table and gather your friends and family to indulge in classic summer Italian fare within Fucina’s beautiful and contemporary setting.
For more information visit www.fucina.co.uk