Now, looking through the menu at the Experience Bar (the bar where Reserve 'magic' is made), I see meticulously crafted drinks with a recent addition of ice cream beverages such as Affogato
and Cold Brew Malt.
The dessert list is a shrine to sweet ricotta - stuffed inside crisp cannoli shells, marzipancovered cassatine cakes and cassatelle pastries - alongside staples such as tiramisu, affogato
The menu also includes your old favourites including flat white, cappuccino, latte, espresso - around the PS3 mark - but also an Italian coffee-based dessert called affogato
with one scoop of vanilla ice cream and a double espresso.
For those with a sweet tooth, you can go for the main and dessert option and end your meal with one of the signature desserts from the a la carte menu such as the classic Tiramisu or Affogato
The little one wolfed down his margarita pizza and creamy ice cream while we enjoyed an amazing affogato
(a dollop of ice cream with a shot of hot espresso poured over the top, creating a sweet, melted delight) and tiramisu.
Among examples of Ea la carte dinner dishes are duck confit and potato and celeriac gratin with curly kale and cherry sauce, and a delicious if potent-sounding espresso martini affogato
So instead we opted for an affogato
(coffee and ice-cream) and cheesecake with a chocolate topping and caramel sauce, which were both tasty and the perfect finisher to a lovely meal.
The dessert menu was a little disappointing, comprising just three options of Eton Mess, cheese and biscuits (brie, cheddar, halloumi and stilton) and affogato
(ice cream with strong espresso coffee poured over it).
Another matcha twist highly recommended is the matcha affogato
, a scoop of ice cream vanilla drowning in matcha latte, using imported tea from Japan.
* Delicielo Moringa Affogato
. Brings out the toasty character of moringa with concentrated tea puree.
Popular desserts include affogato
- vanilla ice cream and strawberries drowned with a shot of espresso or amaretto, banana split and home made fresh cakes and decadent chocolate brownies.
Pairings include Calabrian blue crab claws with Poggerino Spumante Sangiovese Rose 2011, octopus bruschetta with Poggerino Spumante Sangiovese Rose 2011, mini calzone with Poggerino "Aurora" Rosato Toscana 2017, wild boar ragu with Poggerino Chianti Classico 2015, rosemary lamb loin with Poggerino "Bugialla" Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 and classic affogato
with espresso and chocolate gelato.