Stelle di Stelle – Italian Michelin starred pop up at Harrods
The next course was simply beautiful in visual as well as flavours: Langoustine tail with almond cream and roveja wild peas, my favourite of the savoury courses. Then, a couple of intense, solid and perhaps a little ‘wintry’ dishes: first, Soft polenta, robiola cheese, white truffle and grana padano sauce. I personally found the cheese a little overpowering but polenta and cheese is always a winning combination (especially on a ski slope!).
Right after, potato gnocchi filled with white cheese fondue, and laden with the most wonderfully aromatic fresh truffle. Delicate, despite the cheese, it was indeed a very good course. Finally, a pan seared Sea bass with yellow tomato cream and potato foam. I loved the fish itself, it was peppered with a caper marinade, gently grilled, yet I could not really detect the tomato flavour itself.
The dessert that followed was my favourite dish of the whole menu, and my kind of dessert: beautiful to the eye, fresh to the nose (served with mint and lime leaves in dry ice smoke), each element matched the rest in harmony: Avocado mousse with horseradish cream, lemon and yogurt sorbet, lemon ice and moorishly crunchy caramelised macadamia nuts, it was divine.
We also received a small pastry cone with zabaione cream and some chocolate panettone, as an extra sweet addition. Followed by coffee, the meal concluded.
Stelle di Stelle is a great opportunity to try some of Italy’s finest chefs, from North to South: different styles, different ingredients. I am very much looking forward to more.
For the full schedule, see Harrods website / Stelle di Stelle.
I was a guest of Identita’ Golose crew. Opinions are my own.