Saturday, 21 February 2015

Dreamy Date Night with a French Twist: Closs Maggiore

For our second anniversary my boyfriend surprised me with a lovely dinner at Clos Maggiore - a gorgeous restaurant offering contemporary French cuisine, situated in the heart of Covent Garden.

What makes Clos Maggiore the perfect restaurant in my eyes, is the fact that it combines Italian and French style in a most satisfying fine dining symbiosis. Inspired by the French Provence and sunny Tuscany, the restaurant mixes the best of both worlds, resulting in an utterly gorgeous setting for your dinner. 

Apple blossoms and a glass rooftop? This place embodies the kind of romance you read about in books. You can easily imagine your favourite heroine finding her peace and quiet in a hidden between the blossoms table, sipping on a lovely Beaujolais, and dreaming of her man - a late-arriving Gatsby, or a proud count of Monte Cristo. 

However, even the most stylish of atmospheres cannot help if the food is not on par with it. And in this case, the food is spectacular. We opted for the Honey Glazed Breast of Goosnargh Duck, beautifully accompanied by roasted red plums, Endive Meunière, and a ruby port sauce. The result was simply orgasmic (there is no other way of putting it) - the duck was cooked to perfection, and it was quite easily the best one I have had (and this is my usual go-to main, so I have tried quite a few).

As for desserts, again we went for the same one, as none of us wanted to go for anything else but the perfection that was the Grand Cru Valrhona Milk Chocolate ‘Mille Feuille’ with Pecan Nut Ice Cream. Quite honestly, when it comes to French desserts, I am a sucker for a good Mille Feuille. This one was delicious - from the presentation to the final taste, everything on the plate was heavenly dancing together in the most harmonious of manners. My most favourite part of it though? The pecan nut ice cream - I would quite gladly just had a big bowl of that, and still be very satisfied with my dinner.

Another thing that makes Clos Maggiore unique is the wine list. Oh, the wine list! Boasting over 2,500 selections (2,500!), this looks more like a wine book. It has a wine for every taste and there is no way you wouldn't find the right one for you.

What did we have? Actually we went for cocktails this time (I know, we absolutely do have to return even if just to share a bottle of wine), and they were stunning! Old Fashioned for the Monsieur and a lovely mix of Prosecco and peach for me, and we were in seventh heaven! 

Clos Maggiore is a very good choice for a special occasion and I do recommend it if you want to splurge and indulge into a lovely dining experience, Especially if you want to go to the theatre afterwards, I cannot think of a better date night right now.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this little lifestyle post. I do feel like a book blog does need a bit of the macaron side of life to it :)

1 comment :

  1. I really enjoy reading your blog! Clos Maggiore looks divine. I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog today.