On a very rain Wednesday evening in East London Eleanor and I decided to try out a tiny Tuscan restaurant in Spitalfields I had heard rave reviews about, Enoteca Super Tuscan. I love all things Italian, beans and lentils and before earlier this week I had never eaten in a Tuscan restaurant before, so I was rather excited.
For my starter I had Fagioli alla Toscana, traditional style cannelloni beans served with delicious bruschetta style toasts. If you visit this restaurant, this is the one dish I would really recommend: the flavours were really simple yet well blended and delicious, and it was lovely and warming after getting out of the cold rain.
Eleanor had the bruschetta, which I was rather envious of. The middle one is the same toast that came with my beans, the one on the left mushroom and obviously the one on the right is a traditional tomato version.
For my mains I had the Salsicce con Lenticchie, which is a 'classic Tuscan dish of chargrilled sausages flavoured with fennel seeds and served with lentils.' Again, totally delicious. The lentils had a very different flavour, they came with the same delicious toasts and the sausages are perfect if you like yours rather meaty and packed with flavour.
Eleanor had the Tortelloni di Funghi because she loves mushrooms (pasta parcels stuffed with mushrooms and cheese. I'm not a cheese eater, but they did look rather fantastic!
The whole menu was such great value, with the starters coming in at only a couple of pounds each, and the mains at around £10. I can't wait to go back there again and sample some of the other things hey had on the menu.
Have you eaten in Enoteca before? What did you order? Are there any other Tuscan restaurants in either London or Canterbury that you think that I should try?