River Cafe London: Thirty Years of Recipes and the Story of a Much-Loved Restaurant by Ruth RogersA stunning Italian cookbook collecting 120 recipes from the legendary restaurant that sets the benchmark for Italian food outside of Italy (Eater).
At the River Cafe in London, Ruth Rogers and her co-founder, Rose Gray, helped to shape the way we eat, trained a new generation of chefs, and, with their best-selling cookbooks, transformed the way we prepare Italian food at home.
Now, with River Cafe London, Ruth and her restaurants head chefs, Joseph Trivelli and Sian Wyn Owen, invite you to join them in marking thirty years of memories and good food--the simple, high-quality Italian cooking that River Cafe has been providing since 1987.
Here are 120 recipes for incomparable antipasti, primi, secondi, contorni, and dolci--both revised and updated favorites from Ruth and Roses first cookbook, as well as thirty new classics from their menus today: Ravioli with Ricotta, Raw Tomato, and Basil; Spaghetti with Lemon; Risotto Nero with Swiss Chard; Pork Braised with Vinegar; and, of course, their famous Chocolate Nemesis cake.
River Cafe London also incorporates Ruths memories of the restaurants storied history and of its founding: unseen archive images; careful cooking tips and hand-drawn illustrations; new photography by Jean Pigozzi and Matthew Donaldson; and bespoke menu designs from the restaurants many artist friends.
This beautiful cookbook encapsulates the essence of the restaurant and its food--and is a must-have for all food lovers to cook from time and again.
Set lunch-why the mystery? - The River Cafe
Tell us about your first impressions when you arrived. What was the crowd like? What should we be drinking? Main event: the food. Give us the lowdown—especially what not to miss. This is a kitchen with the confidence not to over-complicate dishes, like green-flecked nettle tagliarini with butter and parmesan, or wood-roasted turbot with flowering oregano, anchovy, and capers.
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One of the best meals I've had in years. Simple food, cooked with skill., Went for lunch on a weekday in November. After we sat down, I asked to see the set lunch menu.
The winter set menu is fantastic value at an otherwise justifiably, in my opinion pricey restaurant. Booked for lunch with my parents who usually wouldn't eat at this type of establishment but were so impressed they offered to pay the bill! I cook a lot from Ruth Roger's and Rose Gray's excellent books so had high expectations of the food, which were exceeded. I ordered artichokes alla romana, one of my favourite things to cook and eat, served with possibly the best prosciutto of my life; ravioli of chicory- well made thin pasta but maybe in need of a little salt; perfectly cooked, juicy monkfish paired simply with wood roasted potato and the robust flavours of radicchio and capers and the highlight for myself and my Dad - pear and almond tart. Now I'm not the sort of person to normally order dessert, but I didn't make the trip to River Cafe to not have four courses. I spent a few years as a pastry chef bizarrely given my lack of sweet tooth and know how difficult these are to make well, I couldn't fault it and could easily have eaten a few more slices despite being rather full at that point. Service was efficient and attentive, the dining room a little closely packed, then in a way that sort of adds to the convivial informal atmosphere.