Dinner at Casa di Stefano, London

Blogger dinners are always so much fun because you get to meet and chat to people who are in the same industry and have the same dinner habits as you (namely arranging the table and taking 2841310 pictures before you chow down). However, sometimes it’s nice having someone you know by your side, so it was great having Georgie next to me to be an expert taster (and tasting all the meat dishes that I don’t eat!)

Casa di Stefano is a beautiful Italian restaurant in Mayfair. They also have one in St. Tropez, which I kind of sensed from the white and blue decor. As soon as I walked in, I knew it would be one of those places that my Dad would love – and that says a lot.

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I was excited already for all the food.

The starters and dessert would be laid on the table sharing-style, with us just picking individual mains.

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Aren’t these the cutest things ever? The perfect place settings.

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I’m not one for a Negroni, but Grandma Bridges will be very happy when I bring this home to her.

After a wee sip, Georgie realised it wasn’t for her either. Lucky Boy was going to get a gift as well!

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As the chatting started, so did the snacks.

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… And the drinks.

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You could see the excitement on the table as soon as the starters came out.

First up was the Beef Carpaccio with Rocket, Parmesan Shavings and Truffle.

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I looked but no touchy.

I did, however, touch the Aubergine Parmigiana. A LOT of it.

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So, so, so good!

So good that I didn’t mind not having the Deep Fried Calamari and Courgette with Tartare Sauce, but I knew my family would lap that dish up.

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As well as the Burrata with Datterino Tomato (which was delicious).

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The last of the starters was the Artichoke Salad with Avocado, Puntarelle and Parmesan Shavings.

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Hello, photos!

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And then there were the mains.

There were a couple of orders of the Fillet of Beef with Spinach and Green Peppercorn Sauce.

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What the waitress recommended was the Wild Sea Bass Fillet with Spinach and Mediterranean” Sauce. Word on the table was that it’s amazing.

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I opted for the Tagliatelle with Mixed Mushrooms and Black Truffle, which was the veggie option, however a very popular one amongst the group.

It received lots of well-deserved food envy. Mmmmm.

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And then there were the sides. Greens galore.

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It was such a fun evening so far – it’s safe to say I was a very happy chappy.

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I didn’t think I could be enjoying myself more… Until these arrived.

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Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce, a little Tiramisu and a Lemon Tart.

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I’m not sure which I liked the best, but I remember the lemon tart being the biggest surprise (and the sorbet on top was insane). Seriously good. I’m already so excited to take my family back! A new Italian on the Bridges roter.

Word on the street is that they do off-the-menu truffle pizzas…

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