Trullo’s beef shin pappardelle is the best dish I have ever paid for.
Urban myth dictates that if you can’t fall asleep at night, you’re awake in someone else’s dreams; in my case it was the beef shin pappardelle from Trullo. When asked about favorite restaurants, or even worse, favorite dishes in London, I find it easier to discuss British foreign policy than giving a definite answer. My list is endless and the dishes that have charmed their way into my stomach are even more. After my Friday night visit at Trullo, there is finally an answer; beef shin pappardelle is the best dish I have ever paid for.
If you are expecting a normal Apposite story – having to do with the atmosphere, clientele and menu of Trullo I might as well stop you right here. This post is in ode to a plate that makes the place and all the rest, fleeting images of a dream.
Pasta is one of those things I have always been weary about when visiting restaurants. It’s one of those dishes that you can easily recreate at the comfort of your own kitchen, surpassing quantity, matching quality and saving money in comparison to any restaurant. My opinion on pasta has been formed through limitless £15 carbonara and puttanesca dishes in so-called traditional Italian places all around the capital. It’s something I pride myself for; I call it gastronomic experience. When the beef shin pappardelle landed in front of me on Friday night, I had no idea that my beliefs and pride would be triumphantly crashed.
It all began with the pasta. It was so thin, light and fluffy, made from what clouds are made of. I mean the pasta was so creamy that it melted on your tongue, no teeth needed. It was cream in solid form, and solid about to become cream. And then you had the sauce. The beef shin must have been cooking in slow fire for months. I know some of you might be laughing but I have never tasted meat so tender and juicy. The red sauce brought together meat and pasta, creating a marriage made in Highbury.
It’s a dish I can have for all three courses of a meal.
Friday nights out should not exist without this dish.
It’s a dish everyone must try.
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