A girlie weekend with my little sister was just what I needed after the return from the most perfect week up North to gloomy old London, I swear I leave a little bit of my heart up North every time I leave.
We went to watch James Bay in Brixton on Friday night which was rather special indeed and then headed out for a girlie day of shopping and lunching on Saturday afternoon.
Our choice of haunt for lunch however, was a bit of a different one I must say; a restaurant unlike any other place I've ever visited.
Vico, in the heart of central London is a covered piazza serving Italian street food; designed for visiting with friends and sharing a heck load of amazing food and wine.
We were greeted by the very charming Steve, who kindly showed us the ropes to Vico, starting with the most epic of all salad stations, we piled up a HUGE plate full of the best Italian greens.
From butternut squash and pomegranate, salt cod and potato, mozarella and tomatos and tuna tartae it was a salad bar like no other and of course we just had to sample each and every salad available, filling in the spaces with the most delicious Arancini.
The Arancini, which consisted of pumpkin, mushroom risotto, squid ink and lasagne fillings, were simply divine, with each one as delicious as the next, with my fave being the mushroom risotto which was melt in the mouth delicious with the gooiest and yummiest of cheese oozing throughout.
Once we'd put a small dent into our huge salad plate, we moved on to fish, which I honestly cannot comprehend even now.... THAT SQUID THOUGH!!! Like no other calamari I have ever tasted, it was simply out of this world, with the scallops, prawns and cod being equally as scrummy. I was in total Megan heaven... Fried fish and a litre of Prosecco... Ohhh HEY!
By this point we were next level stuffed, but we still managed to sample some of the pizza's on offer, which were smaller slices, taken from huge pizzas, with the slices being sold by weight similarly to that of the streets of Rome and Naples.
I simply cannot recommend Vico highly enough, I can just image bringing a group of my girlies here for the ultimate girlie night out. Divulging in the ultimate Italian feast and drinking the most delicious Italian Prosecco; the entire ethos of sharing is one that is very close to my heart, especially when it comes to food so I can assure you that I am already planning my next visit.
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