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Posted on 2011/10/30 10:26:53 (October 2011).

[Saturday 8th October 2011]
I'd discovered an article on the web about baccari - kind of a Venetian version of a tapas bar - whilst trying to search for old bars in Milan and Florence for our upcoming trip to Italy. Their word for the small snacks that are designed to accompany drinks are ciccheti. I was also intrigued to learn that somebody had opened a restaurant in London inspired by this concept, and so I was keen to try it. So we went for an early dinner today at Polpo, in Soho.

Not sure I was completely bowled over with the place - perhaps a bit too modern and trendy for my liking, and it's one of those places where the staff seemed to be enjoying themselves more than the customers - but still it made for an interesting break from the norm. In particular this was actually my first time to try a Negroni, something which was going to become a bit of a theme on our upcoming trip to Italy.

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