On Thursday night, it felt obligatory to have a post exam results celebration. My family and I decided to visit Sapori, a beautiful Italian restaurant hidden away in Anstey. We went there a few years ago and from what I can remember, they have completely refurbished the inside, with relaxing neutral tones throughout.
The waiting staff were very attentive and took our drinks order straight away. There was a wide range of cocktails on offer and you could also create your own ‘mocktail’ if you are not a fan of alcohol, like me. However, on this occasion, I decided to go for cranberry juice with lime.
I am more of a dessert person as opposed to a starter, so I decided to wait whilst my parents and Grandad ate. We arrived in time for the early evening menu, which was good value and had an excellent selection, one of which was a salmon starter, all three of them enjoying it.
Then came the bit I was waiting for! The main course. I chose a rigatoni dish with lamb ragu and spring onions. It tasted wonderful, with the richness of the lamb complementing the fresh spring onions.
I loved the portion size of my main course because it was enough to fill you up, but not too much that you ran out of room for dessert. Naturally, I had to have a pudding, my chosen one being the piece de resistance of the evening! I had a chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream along with garnishes that included a chocolate swirl, biscuit and strawberries.
I did have to wait 12 minutes, but that was only because everything was being baked freshly and when I broke into the fondant, lashings of molten chocolate poured out! Absolute heaven!
To sum up, Sapori was an excellent way of celebrating what had been an emotional rollercoaster of a day. A fantastic standard of food, presentation of service, whilst still being very well-priced. Would recommend a visit!