Getting cosy with Gusto's winter menu
When someone says ‘winter menu’ we 100% start to think of roast dinners, hearty stews, things wrapped in pastry and enormous fluffy dumplings. We wouldn’t automatically think of Italian food and how wrong we are for not doing.
Gusto’s new winter menu takes the Italian food we know and love, turns it all wintery and has it give you a big warm hug. Obviously we kicked off our meal with all the classics like dough petals, meatballs and both of the arancini options (don’t judge, we LOVE arancini). We also needed to try the cheese and truffle crispy ravioli because, you know, cheese AND truffles...
All those delicious Italian starters definitely had us ready for some hearty mains and when it comes to warming Italian food there’s nothing better in our opinion than nduja sausage, so we had it in everything. First, nduja and tomato gnocchi with 5-hour slow cooked onions and a whole load of smoked cheese. It didn’t disappoint either, it was gooey and cheesy, smoky and carbie, everything you want when the weather turns cold. No trip to an italian restaurant would be complete without a pizza so for our other main we went for the Fico pizza which is topped with nduja sausage and a WHOLE burrata! Those are some heavenly toppings for a pizza that we’d quite happily have again and again.
Everyone knows a meal isn’t complete without dessert, so to finish off we had our fave affogato and a cannoli filled with orange infused mascarpone and ricotta topped with pistachio and chocolate.
This was a great start to our winter feasting and if you want something different to the usual winter fare, we’d definitely recommend it.