Venetian Carnival At Sartoria

Sartoria, in Savile Row, London, is celebrating the traditional Italian festival of ‘Carnevale’ in authentic style with a Venetian inspired menu and cocktails, available for the whole month of February 2008.

Specially created cocktails - or ‘Carnival Aperitivi’ - will be available: choose from the Rialto Martini (gin, Campari and peach purée) or try a La Fenice (mixed berries, Crème de Mure, cranberry juice, Prosecco and raspberry vanilla vodka) named after the prestigious theatre in Venice.

Head chef Alan Marchetti has taken inspiration from the food and traditions of the Veneto region and created a menu available for both lunch and dinner and priced at £19.50 for two courses or £24.50 for three courses.

Carnival Menu

Marinated anchovies with olive oil, oregano, garlic and lemon juice

Soup of mussels with garlic croutons

Oven baked winter vegetables served with polenta

Classic Beef Carpaccio


Risotto with peas, bacon and Parmesan

Sautéed strips of liver cooked with onions and lemon juice

Sautéed baby octopus in garlic and chillies served with black squid ink rice

Bigoli (hollow spaghetti shaped pasta) with a light tomato and anchovy sauce


Flourless chocolate cake


Frappe di carnevale (deep fried strips of sweet pasta dusted with sugar)