Thursday, December 19, 2013
Jamie's Italian - Edinburgh
We arrived at the restaurant at the appointed time and had to wait for about 15 minutes for our table. The place was packed and the staff was hopping. The bar here is larger than the one in Leeds and we scored a table without stools. Dan tried to order beers at the bar, but they were very busy and he gave up knowing we would get buzzed as soon as he ordered. We were finally seated and were happy with our table. The restaurant is much larger than Leeds, with three levels of dining in an open space.
Our waitress took our beer orders, Messinas (3.95 pounds) for both of us and our starters. Dan ordered a meat plank (£6.85) that had fennel salami, pistachio mortadella, prosciutto & schiacciata picante, buffalo mozzarella with chilli & mint, pecorino & amazing chilli jam, green chillies, best green olives, Gaeta & caper berries and a salad of shaved carrots, beets, lemon and mint. I ordered the Tuscan Bean and Capezzana Olive Oil Bruschetta (3.75 pounds) which was braised beans & creamy mozzarella on grilled sourdough, drizzled with stunning Capezzana Special Reserve 2013 olive oil. We also ordered the Italian Bread Selection (3.75pounds) with homemade rosemary focaccia, sourdough, crispy "music bread", ciabatta & tortano with olive oil & balsamic . All were amazingly good.