Sunday, 20 March 2011

Spuntino - Food Find

Spuntino is ‘Snack Bar’ in Italian.  New from the team behind the excellent Polpo and Polpetto it is similarly priced and, again, deep in Soho.  The theme is American, though it is small-plate dining European style.  Popcorn followed by Sliders of Beef with Marrow, Battered Soft Shell Crab with Tabasco alioli, croque monsieur, aubergine chips with Fennel Yoghurt, Beets with Salted Ricotta and Pistachios are a flavour of what to expect.  Relaxing jazz and bluegrass music encourages lingering round the congenial bar.  Good, but the American way with coffee is a step too far for me.