Dine with Menabrea

Available from Wednesday 23rd – Tuesday 29th October 

3 courses & Menabrea (or glass of Prosecco) £35

Additional Wine Pairing (optional) £25

Menabrea brings an exclusive Piedmont-inspired menu to Glasgow, sharing Italian chefs’ own tastes of Italy. This includes a welcome Menabrea or a glass of Prosecco on arrival. Exclusive wine pairing available, which includes 3 glasses of wine. Please write in the comments upon booking how many wine pairings you’d like to add, as well as any dietary requirements.

Should you suffer from any specific food allergies, please inform your server when ordering so that we can ensure your safety. Regrettably, we cannot guarantee that our kitchen will be free of nut or peanut traces.

(GF) These dishes can be offered as a gluten-free version

10 % service charge to be added to tables of 6 or more

Gluten-free pasta is available upon request and we are happy to accommodate any specific dietary requirement.

Aperitif 

Menabrea

OR

Glass of Prosecco

Peperoni con ‘Bagna Cauda’

Roasted peppers with an anchovy and garlic sauce

Primi Piatti

Acquerello Risotto with Black Tartufo

We had the honour of visiting the Acquerello rice farm and meeting Maria Nava Rondolino, whose family has been growing Italy’s most highly valued rice since 1935. Combining the nutrients of brown rice and the easiness of cooking of white rice, Acquerello bring together the best from both.

OR

V Fresh Ravioli with S’birro Cheese, Pumpkin, Butter & Sage 

Main Courses

3-bone Roast Lamb with Porcini Mushrooms & Baby Potatoes

OR

Involtini of Veal with Fontina Cheese & Speck, Cooked in Menabrea Beer, served with Roast Potatoes

OR

V Light, Fresh Potato Gnocchi with Fonduta 

Dessert

Marinated Strawberries in Red Wine, with Homemade Zabaglione Ice Cream

OR

Affogato al Caffe with Gianduiotto Liqueur

OR

Cooked Peaches with Amaretti Biscuits

LOCATION

La Lanterna West End
447 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 8HH
T: 0141 334 0686
lalanternawestend@btconnect.com

FOOD SERVED

Sun-Thurs:
12 noon - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday:
12 noon - 10pm

 

Among the best risottos you’ll try in Glasgow

Hidden in plain sight on one of Glasgow’s busiest streets, many would walk past this Italian institution situated right opposite Central Station. The warm and unpretentious setting, together with a few glamorous touches, invites diners to indulge themselves, and with the arrival of the table nibbles you know you’re in good hands – the house-made focaccia is so moreish it would satisfy as a starter by itself. Aged prosciutto and ‘seasonal fruit’ is beautifully presented as a parcel of the freshest mixed berries, rich in colour, enveloped in a bed of the finest, thickly sliced prosciutto ham. It’s a simple but mouthwateringly sweet and salty delight – testament to the quality of their ingredients. Risotto mari e monti is among the best risottos you’ll try in Glasgow. A 50-50 ratio of rice to seafood is skilfully combined so all the textures are spot on, with enormous prawns, just pink, and generous chunks of monkfish coated in silky, al dente arborio rice, which is equally delicious (with stock tasting like the kitchen are making use of the prawn shells). Despite the portion being generous, you’ll be sorry to take the last mouthful.

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La Lanterna’s Á la carte menu is extensive. Be prepared to pour over the menu for ages, deciding what you’ll have. Phill chose the Calamari to start and this was served with garlic mayonnaise and a leafy salad. I opted for the soup of the day which was roast tomato and pepper. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our starters and we didn’t have to wait long for them to be brought out. I deliberately went for something light and I liked that the soup was textured and looked suitably rustic.

Phill ordered the veal ravioli for his main course whilst I had the pancetta risotto. Phill’s veal and ravioli was cooked to perfection and he loved the wild mushroom sauce. My risotto was delicious, with plenty of ham, pea and mushroom throughout.

As we perused the dessert menu Phill finished the last of his red wine which the restaurant manager selected especially for him. Phill loved the taste so much he asked for the name of it to be written down. It was called Gran Maestro Puglia and the waiter who poured the wine explained in detail about its taste and how it was from his region of Italy. A nice touch.

Phill ordered the chocolate torte and I the tiramisu. The tiramisu is a La Lanterna staple and the recipe is 39 years old. It was beautifully creamy. La Lanterna is a homely feeling restaurant, they serve well-cooked, fuss-free Italian food.

- Ruth, Willow Lane Blog