The last time I visited Firenze was with my mother in law, Mr Gourmand was in Australia with his father at the time and being a man who doesn’t like to fee like he has missed out he insisted I take him to Firenze for lunch.
The restaurant is very contemporary, light and spacious meaning it’s perfect for a romantic meal or dinner with a group of friends.
Mr Gourmand started with the Asparagus wrapped in Parma ham drizzled with lemon oil, the asparagus was sweet and crisp and the salad was a welcome accompaniment to the dish.
I started with the potato skins which were served with a garlic mayo and smoked paprika dip. The skins were crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, perfect!
My main course was the Pan seared chicken breast served with a pepper sauce and roasted vegetables. The vegetable dish was huge and more than enough for two people never mind one person! The chicken was moist and the pepper sauce really complimented the dish.
Mr Gourmand picked the Pan seared sea bass which was served with buttered and crushed new potatoes with olive oil. Thankfully I had more than enough vegetables to share otherwise this dish would have been a little boring.
Mr Gourmand was the only one with room for a dessert and chose the warmed chocolate brownie with ice cream which he assured me was delicious.
Firenze is situated in the courtyard off Holly Avenue West, Jesmond