Food should reflect the culture from where it stems and Italian food does not come to play. Steeped in heritage and a close bond to family, Italian cuisine is so much more than just the delicious dishes and lashings of wine we enjoy before taking a nap on the sofa. Food is social and at 121BC, food is to be shared. Taking the very best of this heritage, 121BC creates its unique cuisine, with the chef delivering contemporary Italian dishes, by combining traditional Italian flavors with modern techniques. This friendly, neighborhood Italian restaurant is where to come when you want to feast with family and friends – and are looking for an at-home feel, but also an intimate dining experience. With only the best and freshest seasonal ingredients from around the world used, the menu here changes regularly, with some dishes changing on a weekly basis. 121BC also showcases the diversity of Italian cooking with its ‘Regional Week’ event that takes place one week of each month, and highlights a particular and sometimes peculiar region and its flavours. And not only does 121BC deliver when it comes to the food, but the restaurant also has more than 100 different labels of natural wine from across Italy; and the very knowledgeable sommelier will be sure to give you his friendly input to the best wine pairing for your dishes.
Must try: Spaghetti with Sea Urchin, Samphire and Salmon Roe; Buratta with Braised Fennel Puree, Porcini Mushroom and Pork Skin Crackling; Homemade Ricotta, Vanilla Cannoli with Candied Orange
Sassy perk: Until the end of August, 2018, Sassy readers who will present this article at 121BC will get a complimentary glass of seasonal wine when dining in.