Heinz Beck is a German chef who is currently in his 20th year running La Perola, currently the only 3M* restaurant in Rome. He also ran Apsleys in the Lanesborough Hotel in London which is currently closed as part of a complete refurbishment of the entire building.
This was a fantastic meal, top notch food, friendly perfect service and a great location complete with a stunning view over Rome. We went for the ‘gourmet menu’, the smaller of the two tasting menus available on the night. There were a couple of dishes that I would have said were not quite perfect but the overall package here was so good it perhaps will go on my top 10 meals list.
Carpaccio of scallops on amaranth grain and black corn with ginger oil
Green tortellini with seafood
Crispy red mullet with herbs
Cod cooked in garlic-flavoured olive oil on cannellini beans with salt cod snow
Fillet of veal with mushrooms, summer truffle and potatoes
The one thing I disliked here, as well as in some other high end Italian restaurants, is the large water menu, a few choices I don’t mind but seriously can anyone tell the difference between 5 individual waters, never mind 29?
However, would recommend this meal to anyone and I hope that Apsleys reopens when the Lanesborough does as I thought it perhaps produced London’s best Italian food.