October 6, 2018
Recommendation for Cambridge Foodies: Cotto.
Cotto has been on our to try list for a long time. The gift of a voucher and a birthday to celebrate gave us that final push to book. Cotto is situated inside the Gonville hotel over looking Parker’s Piece in central Cambridge.
The Welcome:Friendly and efficient staff greeted us into the pleasant restaurant. The menu, priced at £70 for three courses (this goes up to £75 on Friday and Saturday), is a pleasing mixture with something to suit most tastes.
The Starters:We start with a panko crusted farmhouse egg served with portobello mushroom, spigarellio and a lemony hollandaise sauce. This was a delicious and satisfying starter.Veal cheeks, slowly cooked with a Maderia jus, served on top of a vegetable risotto hit the spot as well.
The mains:It is rare that we choose the same main course as we like to try as much of the menu as possible, but on this occasion we did and were not disappointed. Venison was the star of the show for this tasty main in light, crisp pastry shell. Served with a juniper sauce, a hint of chocolate and blackberries with a red apple cabbage. This solid main course was enjoyed by us both.Desserts, while not at the cutting edge of presentation, delivered on taste. Both the chocolate piano gateaux and the warm white peach and almond cake disappeared quickly. The wine list is reasonably priced, and we chose to wash our meal down with a crisp bottle of Albariño.
Petits Fours:We finished with coffee which arrived with a pleasing selection of home made petits fours (the best being a little raspberry chocolate).
A recommendation for Cambridge foodies?This was an enjoyable evening. The food was good and the setting relaxed and special.For our other food reviews, including more great places to eat in Cambridge click here