There is a school of thought that says the Italians invented the banking system.
But only a fool would count that against them when they also came up with the pizza and perfected pasta.
Raise a glass, and a fork, to the genius of Italian cooking with today’s Big Deal at the ever popular Esca restaurant on Chisholm Street in the Merchant City.
A cosy, candle-lit space, Esca has been making its customers very happy since 1999 and they know exactly what sort of dishes make their customers smile.
Freshly prepared on the premises each day, their dishes showcase genuine, rustic and regional Italian cuisine.
Christmas gift idea
With a few exclusions, this offer is available from the start of December until the end of February 2018.
Which means it would make a thoughtful Christmas gift for anyone who appreciates great Italian food.
The colder months are less forbidding when there is the prospect of a hearty plate of piping hot pasta on the horizon.
Antipasti and more
This Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an antipasti sharing platter of Italian cheese, charcuterie and roasted vegetables to start followed by one of the main courses listed below for each diner.
Split between two, pudding is a trio of desserts or a sharing sundae. A glass of house wine for each diner is included in the offer.
Mains include the pollo brasato (chicken breast cooked in a white wine & tomato sauce served with fries and salad), the pizza norcina fungo (topped with Italian sausage, roast onion & mushrooms) and the spigola al lemone (seabass served with a lemon and white wine sauce & mashed potato).
This offer is available noon to 9.30pm, Monday to Thursday during December. In January and February, it is available seven days a week.
ESCA is a firm favourite with 5pm users, gaining a high rating of 4.3/5 and glowing reviews, including these recent contributions:
‘Perfect date night. Had a brilliant night for a long overdue date night with my partner. Food was delicious and service was great. Will definitely be back.’ Rating 5/5
‘Excellent as always. Been to Esca a number of times now and have never been disappointed. We were greeted by a young friendly waitress and shown to our table. The food was excellent… All the staff were really nice and good chefs too. Will be back again soon.’ Rating 4.75/5
This offer would be ideal for a relaxed lunch or dinner with friends or family. It would be perfect for a date night and would also be convenient for a pre-show meal before a Celtic Connections gig.
As mentioned, it would also make a cute Christmas gift which will add some culinary comfort to the start of 2018.