Expecting an average italian pizza/pasta meal, I found an interesting surprise at the menu in a resturant in Covent Garden last night. They were serving shark carpaccio as a starter!
I was obviously well surprised, and as I am no stranger to sampling odd food just for the hell of it, I gave it a go.
Now it has to be said it probably sounds fancier than it really is. The meat was a bit stringy, but sliced in reasonably thin slices (carpaccio really should be very thin, this could have been thinner) and jazzed up with some olive oil, basil and lemon, it was definitely worth trying. My fish-savvy company compared the taste to herring, which I can neither dispute nor confirm as I'm not much of a fish-eater usually.
Anders Jacobsen |