Friday, November 22, 2013


Birthday girl today NICOLE BEGGI

Huge treat today on one of our regular trips to Barleylands Craft Village at Great Burstead. Came across an intriguing new eating house LA BOTTEGA, situated among the many unusual craft shops scattered around the green. Couldn't resist the wonderful smells issuing forth from the restaurant.  Well, it was lunchtime, so in we went and met the proprietor - the lovely Nicole Beggi. 

This girl really knows her Italian cuisine as does her customers as the place was buzzing. We enjoyed a delightful platter of Italian meat, cheese of all kinds and a glass of rich Italian wine from Umbria.  Everything served was home-made by Nicole and her staff, even the gorgeous dips and relishes which were accompanied by home made bread and cookies. To finish, we tried Nicole's biscotti (biscuits) and they were truly crunchy and so much better than mine! Near the deli area, we noticed there was a display of some great food gifts so beautifully packed - great ideas for Christmas.

Today was a super eating experience, good service and such a warm welcome.  Try it yourselves Tel 01268 525727

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