We have been so busy with work that other than neglecting our fish supper followers (huge apologies for that by the way) we have also neglected our duty to food!
So here is a “delizioso” update on a recent sneaky overnighter in Hove we had..
We booked ourselves into a beautiful hotel called “The Claremont” in Hove. Excellent service, very clean, beautiful decor; a definite “must stay ” if you are ever in Hove (www.theclaremont.eu) As soon as we checked in and familiarised ourselves with our surroundings, we got down to the very important issue of “what do we eat for dinner?” Google quickly became our friend and we proceeded to trawl through a list of local eateries and their reviews. One that stood out the most was a little Italian place called “Marrocco’s”.
Wow! It was fantastic!
The restaurant was simple with no airs or graces. A very friendly,family run and authentic place. The kitchen was open so you could see all the amazing cooking going on and the smells coming from it were divine.
To start we ordered “Calamari Fritti” (fresh baby squid, lightly deep fried). And yes, the batter was light as air. The portion was also very generous. Every mouthful was a taste of fresh fish heaven.
Next came the mains. I ordered “Tagliatelle Al Salmonella Zafferano” (Homemade tagliatelle pasta served in a smoked salmon, brandy and saffron sauce with a touch of cream) and hubby ordered two, yes two mains. “Quattro Formaggi” pizza (mixed italian cheeses) and “Risotto Marinara” (Risotto with shellfish, seafood and white wine). As soon as the plates of food arrived at our table, the gorgeous aromas wafted up through our nostrils. The tagliatelle pasta was cooked to perfection and the brandy and saffron sauce complemented the salmon greatly. Again, the portions were generous and we were determined to eat every last bit (our stomachs got the better of us and we had to take a doggy bag with us). The four cheeses on the pizza married together beautifully and the risotto was packed with flavour and yes a generous amount of fish and risotto rice. Every mouthful of food was like a party in our mouths.
Last but by no means least was dessert. We asked the waitress what she recommended and she just smiled, raised an eyebrow and brought us the menu..
So much choice! Marrocco’s fame is also down to their gelato, so we chose a “chocolate nut sundae”. Chocolate chip and vanilla ice cream served with roasted nuts, chocolate stracciatella (a variety of gelato consisting of milk based ice cream, filled with fine shavings of chocolate), sauces and finally topped with cream and flake dips. Heaven!
This was simple Italian food cooked to perfection.
Thank you Marrocco’s. Cheers 🍷
If you don’t want to take our word for it, please do go and try it out for yourself.
Happt eating x