TK Massimo

My day job took me to the City and after a morning of extreme hard work, a lunchtime visit to TKs on Lovat Lane.

Paul Hacker took me so I figured we might be there all afternoon.

Focussing as I do, on the wine, we ordered a Chianti Classico Castello D’Oro 2005 Villa di Vetrice at £20.50.  I found it at for £90.25 per case so I make the mark-up about 170% which sounds a lot but for a low cost wine like this a mark-up of about £13 is reasonable especially with City rents.

The wine was described as having “Vibrant fruit flavours with a hint of spice, wood smoke flavours and concentration of plum lead to soft, well rounded tannins and a long finish“.  Personally I got smooth black cherries.  Very nice though!

The Linguine al Frutti di Mare was another dish of pasta with pointless molluscs perfectly cooked and delicious.  Even though it was lunchtime I followed up with some cheese while Paul munched his way through a Tiramisu and kept most of it off his shirt.

Charming place, with warm attentive Italian staff.  Did they pass the Macchiato test?  Oh yes – another fine Italian coffee.  Oh well back to the train and another few hours work!

TKs, 31 Lovat Lane, London.  EC3R 8EB.  020 7220 7613.

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