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Quo Vadis, Soho, London

limster Jul 1, 2012 04:05 PM

A mild nutty and savoury flavour from the fairly plentiful slices of black summer truffles from Umbria in a truffle cheese sandwich. Admittedly the bread and cheese weren't as lusty a combination as the toasted cheese sandwich from Kappacasein, but Quo Vadis' rendition was pretty good on the whole, and there was enough black truffle, despite being the weaker variety to keep things interesting.

Lamb, served in tender juicy pieces, carried a reasonable amount of flavour, with the vegetal contrast from some greens for contrast.

The meringue is an outstanding desert -- warm, with a fragile crunchy shell that cracks and crumbles, and a sticky centre beneath. More crunch from walnuts, baked into the meringue, and a smooth coffee ice cream to recreate the combination of flavours that most associate with coffee cake. Reminded me of a similarly wonderful dessert at Trinity.

Lovely food, perhaps with portions that seemed a little small, and within the realm of reasonable pricing for a place in Soho.

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    klyeoh Jul 4, 2012 07:59 PM

    Thanks for this update, limster. This place was an old favorite of mine - but that was back in the 90s. Been meaning to go back since.

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    1. re: klyeoh
      limster Jul 5, 2012 05:04 PM

      This newer incarnation has been recommended by several folks here as well. Would be interesting to hear a comparison with the previous form.

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      verbalgarbage Sep 5, 2012 03:56 AM

      I've been a few times recently - the onglet steak with pickled walnut & horseradish is quite sensational

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