10 Greek Steet, maybe the best risotto ever?!

Great food always makes me smile. there isn’t always a need to go to very expensive restaurants and have large tasting menus, 10 Greek Street is great and it is just my type of place!

I went there with a friend and he gave me strict instructions to not be late. We grabbed a couple of seats at the back by the bar looking in to the kitchen – brilliant!

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There was a lot of action in the kitchen and the food that came out was oh so nice!

We talked a lot about food, cooking, unusual ingredients and fine wines whilst eating, always having a bit of a challenge “what would you cook with” or “what 3 ingredients could you not live without” and, well you know what I mean. He is one of the few I can truly talk food to and we never seem to stop!

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Sprouting broccoli with hazelnuts and chilli

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Smoked mackerel with fennel, it had just the right smokiness and it was so soft and gorgeous. I can’t believe mackerel has been taken off the list of sustainable fish! There should be plenty to buy line caught mackerel still.

01FebMackerel&Fennel

We ordered a Burrata, it came with a tiny preaching from my friend “this stuff will kill you”, however that did not stop me from eating most of it with a smile. I came across burrata for the first time last year when visiting my friends in Italy, it is like a wonderfully soft mozarella, it just melts in your mouth. I still haven’t found anywhere I can buy them, if you know if a place let me know!

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We finished with what is most likely the best risotto I have ever eaten. I do love truffle and the aroma just hit me when the plate was placed in front of me was amazing. It was a wild mushroom and truffle risotto with just a dollop of burrata. I adore cheese but in this case I have to admit that it would have been just as nice without the burrata. With or without the cheese it was delicious.

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The dishes were quite small but enough to share, delicious, perfect with the bustling kitchen producing one gorgeous looking dish after another, the only dish I really wish I had ordered was the pork belly but by the time I saw, and smelled it, I was already full!

Our conclusion was that slow cooking is great, the blender is both out most used kitchen tool and we could not live without eggs, salt and pepper! A very productive meal!

If you are up for lunch in Soho, 10 Greek Street is a great bet!

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