Moro

It must be three or more years since we have eaten at Moro but despite the rain I had booked a table two weeks before so we made the effort.

It was as great as ever.  The blast of bonhomie hit you as you opened the door. The two smiles of welcome from the staff set the tone.  The place was full, it’s Friday evening, it has probably been like this since six, but they are expecting us, their table management is great.

The waitress set us off through the maze of tables and suddenly as if by magic we are there.  We are each given a menu and offered water.

Part of the secret is the menu, at six starter and six mains.  I quickly found two starter that really appealed.  After a moment’s thought and a glance at the deserts, discretion aided the decision I would need some room for the yoghurt cake, two starters it would stay at.  Chris had chosen the Razor and Palourdes Clams and I started with the pan-fried lamb sweetbreads with Prawns, Pine nuts, wild garlic leaves and Oloroso.

Both were superb.  Moro also has a very interesting wine list with a southern Europe bias and a very large choice of wines by the glass.  The Spanish Riesling caught my eye for Chris and I flirted with several Spanish and then took the Waitresses Recommendation of the Portuguese which was glorious.  The first glass had almost gone with the starter (and the wonderful Bread, Oil and Salt and Pepper of course)

Chris chose the wood roasted Pork with sour plums but changed the mash to Spinach and I kept her company with the new season’s morel mushroom, butter bean, tomato and dill salad.

The Yoghurt cake looked fantastic and lived up to its reputation helped by the glass of Moscatel that just eased it down my throat wonderfully.

Moro is definitely a real experience – still.

 

34-36 Exmouth Market

London

EC1R 4QE

0207 8338336

www.moro.co.uk

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