The Scots love of Italian food goes back a long way. Mel Gibson’s Braveheart film is famous for the line ‘They may take our lives but they will never take our freedom’.
In actual fact, what William Wallace actually said was ‘They may take our lives but they’ll never take our fettucine’.
Celebrate the Scots Italian culinary love-in with today’s Big Deal on a fantastic meal for two with wine at the romantic Esca in Glasgow’s Merchant City.
This red hot big deal is for two people to enjoy a three course meal from Esca’s generous Italian Gourmet Big Deal menu.
As they are out to spoil their guests, the deal includes a cheeky glass of sparkling wine on arrival; a bottle of the house Italian wine to accompany your meal and tea or coffee to finish.
A cosy, candle-lit space, Esca has been making its customers very happy for well over a decade and they know exactly what sort of dishes put a smile on their customer’s faces.
There are a variety of starters available as part of this Big Deal, with both mussels and minestrone soup proving popular among customers.
If pizza or pasta doesn’t quite do it for you, there is also a great choice of other main dishes. Likely to be very popular is the sliced fillet steak with lemon, capers, onion and white wine sauce..
Alternatively, try the duck scallopine in a cherry grappa sauce or the veal Milanese, pan-fried veal medallions on a bed of Napoli spaghetti
Obviously, be sure to leave room for dessert. It would be a crying shame to miss out on the panacotta, tiramisu or affogato.
As mentioned earlier, this rather fine Big Deal includes a bottle of house wine and, to finish, a great Italian coffee or, if you prefer, tea.
Esca has long been a big hit with 5pm customers writing on our review page. At the time of writing, there are over 1500 reviews of the bistro by people who had eaten there.
They gave it a great cumulative score of 4.3/5. This is what a couple of recent guests had to say:
‘ESCA hits the high notes again. What can I say: ESCA hasn’t disappointed me yet.’
‘Always a lovely welcome. Yet again the staff made us so welcome and on a cold wet summer night the place was warm and cosy. The food as ever was great and fantastic value for money on the 5pm offer.’ Rating 4.8/5