I’m forever on the hunt for something a little bit different, something off the beaten track and something that makes me want to instantly be a regular. Satyrio is just that. Tucked away behind a deli counter and the extensive wine shop is a cosy candle-lit dining area.
This is a true wine lover’s heaven. Row after row, from all corners of the globe, I was excited to give some a try. For research purposes, of course.
Rocco the manager whisked us over some deliciously sweet prosecco while we looked over the menu. He has a clear passion for wine, and he took us through some of the rare varieties on offer.
Once I heard that one of his chefs had worked in multiple award-winning restaurants I was happy to surrender our menus and leave the ordering to Rocco and his team.
We nibbled on some marinated olives with an orange after taste as we anxiously awaited our first surprise course.
I love charcuterie and this board seemed to have a fantastic mixed selection of the best bits. We didn’t know where to start, so many different types of meat and cheeses to choose from with chutneys and nuts dotted in between. The prosciutto and Stilton were particularly good.
Up next was a homemade selection of bread wrapped in brown paper. The thin salted focaccia was really tasty.
A huge ball of burrata was shortly whisked over. Beautifully presented with edible flowers, it tore apart easily and tasted so creamy and milky. The silky texture was heavenly. It was served with buffalo heart tomatoes, Sicilian red onion, and black olives for added flavour.
My eyes lit up when the beef crudité selection was placed in the middle. Rocco had spoilt us with this one. Three types of beef tartar each having a unique topping, green apple caviar, puntarelle salad and ricotta cheese really complimented the meat.
In a brief break between courses, while serving us a crisp pinot grigio, Rocco told us about his grand plans for Satyrio. New furnishings, more wines and a slick paint job got me excited to return.
A traditional Italian dish was up next, ravioli norcina. Handmade ravioli carefully filled with mushrooms and truffle. This was possibly the tastiest ravioli I’ve ever had. It was so rich and creamy with a burst of the strong earthy truffle shavings with each mouthful. The detail was incredible. Although only 3 pieces, we were more than satisfied.
Finally we indulged in a gorgeous selection of mini desserts. Chunky pieces of brownie were mingled with swooshes of caramel and sprinkles of coffee granules. So moreishly good.
A small glass of sweet dessert wine finished our meal perfectly.
We had a lovely evening at Satyrio, we were well looked after and had some delicious dishes. Despite being a relatively small Italian, the food really packed a punch.
Don’t forget to purchase a bottle on your way out to enjoy all over again at home!
49 Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N 1AL