Hi guys! So today’s post is a bit of a new one for me because I’ve not really written about food before, other than the fact that I am vegetarian.
However, when the lovely team at Marco’s (Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian Diner) in Sheffield, invited me to their restaurant for their #ShareSundays menu launch, I was so excited.
I had already been for dinner at Marco’s with some of my family and boyfriend and we had a great time with the friendly waiters, and good food (we stuffed our faces with three courses and I seem to remember a large cheeky slice of cheesecake!)
So this time round I was delighted when I could take three friends with me. I chose my boyfriend, step-sister and her husband.
When we arrived at the #ShareSundays launch, people were already tucking into the delicious food, and looking around I was becoming increasingly hungry by the second.
We sat at a lovely round table and chose two sharing platters to start, which were jam packed with a whole selection of delicious starters.
Fresh from the kitchen, the slate plates were extremely well presented with our starter (something which is every blogger’s dream) and were raised above the table, perfect for sharing with each other.
Naturally, I devoured the bruschetta (I would probably win gold if bruschetta eating was an Olympic sport – it’s my absolute favourite!) Marco’s bruschettas were displayed so delicately and the tomatoes were super juicy. I was also a fan of the loaded cheesy jacket skins.
For those of you who like fish, I now quote Zoe, “the calamari is awesome! It’s really well cooked”. Plus, last time we went, I seem to remember Alex raving about the calamari too!
The starter also included melon, parma ham and bbq chicken wings.
For the big one, aka the main meal, I chose the only vegetarian option on the menu, Red Onion Marmalade and Goats Cheese Tart. Again, the waiters brought a beautifully presented dish topped with watercress. (Being honest, as a vegetarian I would have liked to have seen another option on the menu).
However, living up to the name of the day, #ShareSundays, Zoe and Alex enjoyed tucking into a piece of my meal too as I let them try the alternative to the meat selections, both admitted they were extremely tempted by the “gorgeous goats cheese”.
Alex, Zoe and Steve made a wise decision to each go for a different roast so that they could share the meats between them and have an opportunity to taste everything.
I know for one that Steve was especially pleased with the beef, “The beef was the star of the show!”
What Sunday dinner would be complete without a Yorkshire Pudding? Well these came in a generous size and were complimented by the colourful selection of roasted vegetables. We were served an array of carrots, sugar snap peas, parsnips, red cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli.
As tradition goes, the roast potatoes were cooked in fat which meant I could not have any, so that would be my only criticism of the veg, everything else was extremely delicious.
Now, it’s time for the question that’s probably been on your lips from the beginning – dessert.
You can’t go far wrong with a sticky chocolate pudding; the difficult part is standing out. But for me, Marco’s chocolate offering came up trumps. It was soft, warm, smothered in rich chocolate sauce and melted in my mouth mmm.
While Zoe and I practically licked our plates clean, the guys demolished a portion of sticky toffee pudding each which I also had a little taste of, and found it divine. Plus, our chosen sweets were set off nicely by a few scoops of vanilla ice-cream.
It was so much fun being able to share our food together and “oooo” and “ahhh” as the restaurant chose to present each course differently. By doing something so simple, we had an amazing afternoon and felt welcomed by the staff who were really friendly (hence the perfectly timed photo bomb) and attentive, they made no hesitation when we asked for more gravy and cranberry sauce.
At an amazing price of just £16pp for the three courses, you would be mad to miss a #ShareSundays (12-6pm).
So if you are out and about in Sheffield or planning on visiting the city sometime soon, be sure to make your lunchtime reservations at this foodie hotspot.
And for those of you who are a fan of the man himself, you have the opportunity to meet him! On Wednesday 27th May you can join him for a three course dinner, as well as receiving a fabulous signed apron to take home with you (£50pp for the evening).
What’s more, you lucky, lucky people can also dine with 50% off Monday-Saturday 12-5pm (throughout May), click here for the menu and be sure to head to their website to print off the voucher for when you visit.
To grab a slice of the action (yeah, I went there ;)) head to their website, call 0114 399 0990, or head to theirtwitter.
Have you been to Marco’s? Which dish would you devour from the menu? Let me know what you think of this brand new menu in the comment box below or tweet me.
**Disclaimer: Marco’s invited us to this event free of charge, everything in this article contains our honest opinions, and we would like to thank the Marco’s team for a lovely afternoon!**