Sunday, 20 December 2015

An outfit and lunch at Piccolino...

Hi everyone, I hope that you are all well and that you have had a great weekend. I have had a busy one, so it was good to unwind today with a long and relaxing lunch at one of my favourite restaurants, Piccolino in Liverpool. You cannot go wrong with a huge steaming bowl of pasta and a large portion of garlic bread in my opinion! My route to happiness usually involves delicious food, let's face it!
It has been a while since I have shared any outfits with you here on Coco Cami, so I just thought that I would also show you the clothes I threw on for lunch today. Excuse how creased my dress was, that is the worst of cotton mix fabric!




I adore Primark, which is no secret if you have read my content for a while. I got this longline black shirt dress with a neck tie recently. I like the simple button through design and  find the cut is very figure flattering for a curvy girl like me. I paired it with knee high boots, a simple black tote and this gorgeous faux-fur Mongolian style collar also from Primark. 



Yes, my outfit was predictably head to toe Primark as usual, but with the addition of these slinky designer shades from Missoni which were recently bought for me as a gift. I think a little sprinkle of designer with a totally high-street outfit is always a good style rule. I simply love high street fashion stores rather than designer boutiques and besides, I would rather spend money on important things like food! Naturally I wore my trusty Daniel Wellington watch with this outfit. Remember, you can use my special code cococami to get 15% off your purchases from Daniel Wellington until January 15th. Order by December 21st for delivery by December 24th.




So then after battling the wind and drizzle to get a couple of outfit pictures, it was time to head to Piccolino for a long lunch. Piccolino is one of my favourite restaurants ever, the food and service are both amazing and I just love to dine there as often as I can.
I had not anticipated exactly how long our lunch would be, because we actually ended up being there for about four hours which shows how enjoyable it is! After enjoying artisan bread and focaccia, we ordered a bottle of crisp Chardonnay which was perfectly dry with citrus and apple. We ordered one of my favourites to begin the meal, Pane all’aglio, hand-stretched garlic bread topped with sumptuous melted buffalo mozzarella & fontina cheese. There are no words to describe how good this garlic bread is, trust me you need to try it! 



For the main course I chose the Ravioli Zucca which I had not tried before. I was intrigued by the pairing of roast butternut squash, amaretti biscuits, hazelnuts & sage butter and I was not disappointed. The flavour profiles of this dish were simply divine, with sweetness from the butternut squash and amaretti balanced by the woody tang of hazelnuts which also added great texture. The sage butter was irresistible and I devoured the dish in record time, savouring every bite of the soft freshly made pasta. Heavenly!
My dining companion enjoyed his pollo parmigiana pizza, which I also shared a slice of, (you know, just as if I did not have enough food already!) This is a perfect pizza with a tangy pomodoro sauce, plenty of mozzarella, garlic, tender chicken, cherry tomatoes, basil and Parmesan. Yum! 


On to dessert and in light of the fact that it is almost Christmas I thought that we should spoil ourselves and order a dessert each. I was in no hurry to leave due to the ambience and warmth of the restaurant, plus that silky Chardonnay was slipping down a treat! I was never likely to resist my favourite dessert at Piccolino, the Tortino al Cioccolato, warm chocolate fondant & caramel ice cream. This dessert is truly decadent with rivers of rich chocolate sauce within a soft chocolate sponge whilst the caramel ice cream adds the perfect cool contrast.


My dining companion went for a festive dessert choice, Panettone al cioccolato, chocolate panettone, bread & butter pudding served with a light custard. This was equally good, with light yet sweet flavours, a hint of zesty orange and sinful chocolate chunks within the perfect panettone.



The delightful meal ended with a lovely surprise of Prosecco being sent over. Little touches of finesse like this show the attention to detail which Individual Restaurant Company is renowned for. What an amazing (four hour!) lunch and by the time we left it was dark outside and we felt so happy and full of delicious Italian food which frankly is good for the soul. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, I am so grateful for days like these when you can just take your time to enjoy life.

What have you all been up to this weekend and do you like Italian food? As always, I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post! 

Piccolino 
14a Cook Street,
 Liverpool,
L2 9QU

0151 236 2555



Until next time,


Camille 

xo 

4 comments:

  1. Looks divine. Great post!
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  2. Wow does that meal ever look delicious! And I love that fur stole you're wearing -- so easy and chic for winter!

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

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  3. Pretty images loving your outfit and lip color :)

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