|Try some fabulous fish at 'La Fiaba'!|
|Reviewed by Julia Church|
|Thursday, 24 February 2011 01:47|
'La Fiaba' Italian restaurant in Croydon Road, Caterham is under new ownership and the restaurant now specialises in a wonderful range of fish dishes. Pasta and meat dishes are also on the menu along with a choice of daily Specials.
I tried out the new menu recently with my sister Helen and she straight away commented on the ambience of the restaurant, saying that it has a "nice Mediterranean feel", and she particularly liked the colour scheme!
After a warm welcome we settled down and browsed the menu. The starters were mainly seafood choices, such as squid, mussels and whitebait but also included 'Antipasto di carne', Italian cured meats and 'Torellini in brodo', clear consumme soup with tortellini pasta. We, however, were tempted by two Specials - Crayfish Tails in cocktail sauce with salad for Helen and King Prawns with garlic butter, white wine and lemon for me.
The starters looked very appetising when they arrived and "Gorgeous" was Helen's first reaction on tasting the Crayfish Tails!
The King Prawns were a real treat and whetted my appetite beautifully for the main course to come.
We had arrived early, but by the time we had finished our starters the restaurant was filling up with other diners who were warmly greeted by the new owner, Francesco. The friendly and attentive service added further to our enjoyment and the food was served promptly.
I continued the fishy theme with my main course, 'Rospo alla mostarda' - beautifully succulent Monk medallions fried with mushrooms, English mustard, herbs, wine and cream. Helen chose the 'Vitello Alla Romana', Veal escalope cooked with Parma ham, sage and a white wine sauce, which she said was "Rich and very tasty".
The selection of vegetables that accompanied our meal were cooked to perfection. Our desserts of strawberry cheesecake for me and the cheeseboard for Helen finished our dining experience at La Fiaba beautifully.
Why not try out 'La Fiaba' this Mother's Day?