From the Peach Melba, named after the opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, to Eggs Benedict, named after the most recent Sherlock Holmes actor, food and entertainment have always been closely intertwined.
Trip the light fantastic on today’s Big Deal with Zucca, the fantastic Italian restaurant at the side of the Royal Lyceum Theatre on Grindlay Street.
Specialising in regional Italian dishes, Zucca is a star among the 5pm audience whose diners have given it a cracking combined rating of 4.1/5.
Authentic Italian meal
Today’s mouth-watering Big Deal is for two people to each enjoy a small glass of house wine; starter and pasta or risotto dish from the a la carte menu at Zucca.
The elegant starters include classic Italian dishes such as the carpaccio of Scottish beef; dolce latte salad and West Coast scallops wrapped in pancetta and served with a zingy gremolata dressing.
The delicious main course choices include wild mushroom risotto; seafood linguini; king prawn risotto and spicy meatballs with spaghetti and a rich tomato sauce.
Perfect for theatre district
Set in the heart of Edinburgh’s theatre district, Zucca is behind the Traverse; in between the Lyceum and Usher Hall and a just short walk from the Filmhouse and Odeon.
Valid for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday, this Big Deal could be used for a business lunch, evening meal or for a pre-show bite.
Zucca’s zippy staff have plenty of experience at giving customers a great meal while ensuring that they are still in their seats for the curtain going up.
Alternatively, just take things easy and settle in for a night of enjoying great Italian food.