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Discover Food of Ancient Rome at Six by Nico

The next themed menu from Six by Nico is Rome. The press release reveals that the team have been unearthing ancient recipes to inspire gastronomical six course menu. Inspired by Roman traditions and interpreted through modern delicacies, 'Ancient Rome' will pay homage to the origins of foods we are familiar with and enjoy today. The immersive six course menu includes Course I - Cacio e Pepe - Crispy Pasta, Black Pepper & Parmesan Royale; Course II - White Asparagus, Crispy Duck Egg, Hazelnut & Brown Butter; Course III - Roasted Hispi Cabbage, Cavatelli Pasta, Pickled Chanterelle Mushrooms, Truffle Foam & Pecorino Sardo; Course IV - Pompeii , Sole, Smoked Mussel, Lovage, White Turnip & Mussel Cream and Course V- Belly of Pork Fillet, Turned Rib, Cured Meat, Fennel & Toasted Fennel Seed, Date & Apple Compote, Braised Fennel. Unmissable on the tables of the Roman population was a very sweet dessert. They referred to their dessert course as 'mensa secunda', or 'second meal' and to round off Six by Nco's ancient rome feast, guests will indulge in Course VI -Honey Parfait, Ricotta Cheese Mousse, Preserved Quince, Fizzy Muscat Grape, Pear & Citrus, Honey Tuile. Chef Nico Simeone said: "Our teams have trawled through Roman recipe books to find a way to recreate dishes for the modern foodie. Let's not forget that the Romans were resourceful and inventive with their produce, with many of their dishes revealing the origins of Italian cuisine. Ancient Roman cuisine featured a diverse array of unusual dishes, strange food items, and unconventional cooking experiments, and we hope that our interpretation will allow our guests to enjoy the flavours and tastes of ancient Roman cuisine today".

Diners can book a table now for 'Ancient Rome' at Six by Nico restaurants. Open from midday, Tuesday through Sunday in Glasgow Finnieston and Edinburgh City Centre and Thursday - Sunday at Glasgow Southside, each six-course menu will be available from noon to night. The 'Ancient Rome' menu is priced at £32 per person with the option to enjoy an expertly selected wine and specialist drinks pairing for an additional £27 at each restaurant. As ever, there is a vegetarian alternative available for every course, as well as snack sides available from £8. To make a reservation and to book now, visit ‘Ancient Rome' will run from Tuesday 15th March - Sunday 24th April 2022.

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