What better way to celebrate a chef’s birthday than to take him out for a fancy meal? The boyfriend and I decided to try out Gusto’s à la carte menu at their restaurant in Didsbury.
A lot has happened since my last post, hence my disappearing act off the internet! I’ve moved out of my family home and into a flat with my lovely boyfriend and numerous other things have kept me away – but I’m back!
I mentioned in my previous Gusto Brunch post that I was eager to take the boyfriend to try the evening menu and what better excuse than his birthday! (29th if you must know!)
Martyn (the bf in question) has never eaten at Gusto before so, glad rags on, que a cheeky Monday date night!
On arrival, we were greeted by the very pleasant staff and seated in a lovely low-lit booth – very romantic!
To start, we ordered the Baked Rosemary Focaccia Bread with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar – Insert heart eyed emoji here…I could eat balsamic ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! The starter did go down far to quickly so, onto the mains!
Gusto’s menu is very select and although it’s an Italian restaurant, you’re not over faced with pizza or pasta dishes. Each plate is carefully put together and the flavour is something the chefs really do put their all into!
(In true ‘Manc’ style, fries and mayo were added to our main meal!)Normally I don’t go for pudding, but recently my sweet tooth has been screaming out for anything chocolatey! Our choice was absolutely perfect for this… What better than a sharing Chocolate Fondue! Believe me, I couldn’t eat this alone… or could I?!
All in all, we had such a lovely evening, it was something a bit different for us; usually we’d head out to a burger bar… or Nandos…
I’d highly recommend Gusto to anybody looking for a special occasion evening with their partner.
What other restaurants would you recommend? I’d love to try somewhere new!