I love love love Italian food, probably because I rely on carbs to get me through the day…oops! Recently, I visited Olio On The Green in Writtle, Essex for a friend’s 21st birthday. I’d never been before but I’d heard good things.
When we arrived we started with bread, of course. It was perfect to soak up the tequila shots we’d had to start with (it was a celebration after all) and it tasted amazing too. I always find that bread is very hit or miss and because I’m such a bread lover. It has to be fluffy but crispy too to tick my boxes and Olio’s bread was b-e-a-utiful.
Lately, I’ve been trying to be more adventurous with my food and what I order. So, instead of going for spaghetti bolognese that I always go for I went for Pollo Alla Milanese – Chicken breast in bread crumbs served with spaghetti Pomodoro.
I expected this dish to come out with small bits of chicken already sliced. However, it was a full chicken breast which was huge! The dish was amazing and so filling. The portion was huge and I couldn’t finish it all as I’d already been eyeing up the dessert menu so needed to save room. There was so many different flavours in the dish and they all worked perfectly. It was one of those dishes that you find yourself craving weeks later.
For dessert, I had chocolate profiteroles. The profiteroles were unlike the normal profiteroles and instead of being covered with a dark chocolate, they were coated in chocolate mousse, and lots of it! The profiteroles were larger than usual and filled with a delicious cream. The mousse was a pleasant surprise as I didn’t think I’d like it but I was proved wrong. My only small change would be that there was a little too much mousse however this wasn’t a problem as I scooped some off.
Overall, the meal at Olio On The Green was amazing all round and I can’t recommend it enough.
What is your favourite Italian dish?