'Super Lunch' Menu at Jamie's Italian - Bath
Drooling over this dangerously delicious looking chocolate brownie, topped with salted caramel ice cream and caramelised popcorn?! Me too! Well, if you fancy a bite, or, the entire thing (I don't blame you if you do!), scoop up friends, family or your dear other half, and whisk them away to your nearest Jamie's Italian. Luckily for me, the restaurant is just a stone's throw away from my house, nestled on Milsom Place in Bath. I was recently invited to review the Jamie's Italian newly launched 'Super Lunch' menu; a fabulous feast of two courses for £10.95, or, three courses for just £12.95. Sounds extremely reasonable doesn't it?! Well, it sure is, and the food served up? Fit for a King, my friends! I think it's time to introduce you to some pretty epic eye candy...
However, just before I do, I would like to highlight that the 'Super Lunch' menu is served from 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Monday through to Friday. Ideal if you are planning a lunch date with work colleagues, friends or family and don't want to break the bank. So, I think it's time to say farewell to homemade sandwiches and a take away coffee, don't you? Let's indulge in a three course meal and I reckon we should kickstart lunch off with some tasty drinks...
The 'Super Lunch' menu does not include drinks, so be mindful of that before you go ordering a bottle of wine for the table. However, given the value of the meal, a cocktail or two won't hurt...
Scott selected a 'Libertà 5%,' a Jamie's Italian 'own crafted-brewed lager.'
I don't think I quite mastered the pouring of the beer, Scott had to wait patiently for a minute or two whilst the huge frothy head I had created disappeared.
But all was well, as we were soon clinking glasses and placing our orders...
Our hungry tummies did not have to wait long, as we were soon tucking into our starters. A 'Fritto Misto' for me. Whenever I spot crispy fried squid on a menu, I am immediately sold! Jamie's take on fried 'sustainable fish and squid' was fishtastic! Freshly cooked fish coated in a crispy, golden batter of fennel-spiced flour, accompanied by a rich, creamy garlic and lemon aioli.
A decadent 'Truffle Tagliatelle' for Scott; homemade pasta swimming in a glorious truffle butter, topped with shavings of fresh black truffle and a generous smattering of parmesan cheese.
Onto the mains and I couldn't resist choosing a classic! 'Tagliatelle Bolognese' is a dish I rarely cook at home and yet it is one of my favourites.
Served with some fresh parmesan and a sauce packed full of flavour, this bowlful of homemade pasta was every bit as delicious as it looks!
Beer followed by burger for the Mr.
'Gennaro's Chicken Club' to be a bit more precise. A generous helping of chargrilled, marinated free-range chicken topped with molten fontal cheese, crispy pancetta, a big tom, rocket and mayo, all sandwiched in a toasted brioche bun.
Time for a sweet fix to finish off the feast. I was impressed by the 'Super Lunch' menu as the choice of starters, mains and puds was not limited to a few options. Given the value of the meal, it was great to see that there was enough choice to appease any picky eater (of which I am not, I might add!) I polished off my meal with this heavenly 'Orange Blossom Polenta Cake.' The whipped crème fraîche was definitely a welcome addition as it cut through the richness and sweetness of the cake.
The scattering of pink crunchy pomegranate seeds and zesty orange segments also added a nice contrast to each bite of the sugary cake.
Now, on to what we have all been waiting for I think! Scott's 'Epic Brownie,' by name and by nature.
Although very rich, very chocolatey and very calorific of course, it felt like such a cheeky, tasty treat to conclude our meal.
Not for the faint-hearted, this brownie means business! Either commit completely or not at all, I'd say!
I couldn't resist leaning over with my spoon and plunging it into Scott's dessert. Admittedly, I actually don't think I would have been able to demolish it single handedly! Just as well I didn't have to, as I think it would perhaps have been one sugar fix too many!