On a rainy Friday, my husband and I walked all the way to Stoke Newington from our home. It took over an hour to get to the restaurant and by then we had worked up a big appetite for the Italian feast that lay ahead.
Upon entering the restaurant, I noticed gorgeous marble tables, lots of greenery, stylish décor and the music playing set the tone for a wonderful and relaxing afternoon in the warm. I was extremely hopeful for an interesting lunch and eager to see what dishes lay ahead.
We jumped straight in for the mains, I opted for the tagliatelle with Sicilian fennel sausage, burnt Devonshire butter, chilli, parsley and parmesan topped with duck egg yolk.
It was beautifully cooked tagliatelle with a perfect bite and great chunks of sausage meat, my
favourite meat to be paired with pasta. The deep orange yolk mixed into the pasta created a dense creamy texture full of great flavours.
As I found out, these eggs aren’t just any eggs, they are specially imported from a place called Rimini in Italy. It is no wonder this dish transported me swiftly from Stoke Newington to Tuscany in one intense mouthful.
My husband opted for the bucatini with 7 hour Hogget shoulder, mint and Ligurian basil ragu
topped with toasted Sicilian pistachios. The hogget shoulder was like a very tender pulled pork that melted in your mouth with delicious al dente pasta and pistachio that added a wonderful crunchy texture.
Both dishes were thoroughly enjoyable and paired exceptionally well with the rich and velvety Cecilia Beretta Soraie Veneto, a fabulous Italian red wine recommended by our friendly waitress.
For dessert we ordered the cheese board and the tiramisu. You can hardly visit an authentic
Italian restaurant and not order tiramisu!
The cheese board consisted of carboncino, ubriaco and gratin bleu with thin crisp bread which
is much lighter and allows you to appreciate the cheese more. The gratin bleu was well picked as some blue cheeses can be too sharp, but this one had a dense buttery taste.
The tiramisu was airy, fluffy, creamy and had a great coffee kick. You can tell it’s made well when it’s not overly sweet and you can appreciate the flavours and textures of the mascarpone, biscuit and coffee.
To accompany these treats we ordered their very special homemade coffee tequila; made with
vanilla sugar, espresso and Cabrito tequila. We also ordered Wolf’s own take of an espresso
martini, a delicious cocktail with an orange flavoured twist, a great way to end a very
Tasty, interesting dishes and a great atmosphere in a relaxed and stylish setting, I really cannot wait to return to Wolf. Next time I will visit with friends for either a long lunch or the set dinner menu of four courses, a steal at only £45 per head.
110 Stoke Newington High St,
Tel. 020 7254 4141