REVIEW: Carluccio's new summer menu and Aperol spritz range is perfect for the warmer weather

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:01 07 June 2018

Frutto della passione, irresistibly presented in a circular glass jar with the raspberries perched on top of mirangue and a raspberry coulis

Frutto della passione, irresistibly presented in a circular glass jar with the raspberries perched on top of mirangue and a raspberry coulis

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What better way to enjoy the warmer weather than with a Sicilian Spritz - free when buying an antipasto dish after 7pm throughout June - to accompany Carlucio's new summer menu.

Chocolate and almond caprese with vanilla ice creamChocolate and almond caprese with vanilla ice cream

A sweet yet refreshing fusion of Tanqueray gin, limoncello, lemonade and prosecco, it’s the perfect start to a meal at their welcoming and homely Cambridge restaurant, conveniently located just outside the Grand Arcade - the city’s most popular shopping destination - and moments away from live music venue the Cambridge Corn Exchange.

Focaccia and balsamic vinegar appetiserFocaccia and balsamic vinegar appetiser

The Italian way to ease into a meal, their selection of spritz’s are perfect with a focaccia and balsamic vinegar appetiser. For starters, the calamari is a great choice, while the Crab Bruschetta - Devon crab, frisée lettuce and tomato on grilled ciabatta - creates a taste sensation full of flavours; and there’s just enough, leaving plenty of space for a main course and dessert.

Starter of calamari at Carluccio's CambridgeStarter of calamari at Carluccio's Cambridge

The pasta with tomatoes, olives and chicken is a good choice if you’re wanting something substantial that will really fill you up, while the rosemary chicken with rocket, pesto and potatoes offers something a little different from what you’d expect at an Italian restaurant.

Crab Bruschetta starter at Carluccio's CambridgeCrab Bruschetta starter at Carluccio's Cambridge

Making sure to save just enough room for desert though, it’s a tough choice but the chocolate and almond caprese with vanilla ice cream is too tempting a combination to turn down; light and fluffy; it’s thankfully not too rich either.

Main course of pasta with tomatoes, olives and chickenMain course of pasta with tomatoes, olives and chicken

If you’re looking for something more fruity and sweet to finish off then you can’t go wrong with the frutto della passione - irresistibly presented in a circular glass jar with the raspberries perched on top of mirangue and a raspberry coulis...

Main course of rosemary chicken with rocket, pesto and potatoesMain course of rosemary chicken with rocket, pesto and potatoes

And to celebrate the launch of its new spring/summer menu and spritz range, Carluccio’s is offering a free Aperol Spritz to anyone buying an antipasto dish, every day until 7pm throughout June.



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