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Square Meal Review of Cucina Asellina at ME London Hotel
Ristorante Asellina has been wowing them in New York City, and it’s now brought its offer to the brand-new ME London hotel designed by Norman Foster. In a bold setting of rich terracotta walls,
blackened metal lighting frames and polished concrete floors, it offers a signature menu of flatbreads from a wood-fired oven with all manner of toppings such as wild mushrooms with fontina cheese.
Rustic flavours also shine through in paninis, grills and a selection of pastas including old-fashioned ‘square spaghetti’ with tomatoes and fresh basil or saffron strozzapreti with shrimps,
courgettes and brandy sauce. On the drinks front, expect lively cocktails ranging from the famosa (Ketel Citron, ginger-infused Canton liqueur, triple sec and white cranberry) to the delicata
(Bombay gin, Lillet Blanc and St Germain elderflower liqueur).
It was Saturday night and we were invited to a birthday party at Radio Bar at the ME London Hotel.
Located in the middle of The Strand, the ME London hotel is perfectly positioned near Covent Garden and Trafalgar square within easy reach of theatres, shopping areas and cool night life. The innovative design of the hotel really hits you as you walk and there is nothing quite like it in London... More from SilverSpoon London »
Modelled after the same restaurant in New York City, Cucina Aselina is now part of a luxuriously edgy five star establishment in Aldwych.
Housed in the ME hotel, the ethos to the restaurant is evidently a portrait of contemporary Italy and our guess was that the clientele they catered to were just as savvy. Without being overtly fine dining-esque or old fashioned, a nod to an understated elegance still remain from the service right down to the hallmark stone ovens they use to prepare home made pizzas and breads... More from Over the Hype »
When it came to celebrating my little sister’s engagement recently, I knew Cucina Asellina at the ME London hotel would be right up her street. The latest in restaurant launches from the One Group, and rather aptly, the sister restaurant of Asselina in New York. After recently visiting the group’s other restaurants, Heliot at the Hippodrome and STK, also at ME, I knew we’d be onto a good thing, and more importantly, her kind of thing... More from We Love Food, It »