What’s the best cheese to hide a horse? Mascarpone.
OK, the jokes are ancient. Fortunately the offers are fresh as the dawn dew on a daisy.
Wake up and bag today’s Big Deal on a delicious, three course Italian meal at the friendly Esca restaurant on Chisholm Street in the Merchant City.
Esca is a firm favourite with 5pm Restaurant customers. Over 1700 people have booked meals at Esca through 5pm and, between them, they have given the restaurant a brilliant combined score of 4.3/5.
This red hot offer is for two people to enjoy a three course meal from Esca’s generous Big Deal menu.
As they are out to spoil their guests, the deal includes a cheeky glass of Prosecco 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.
From the steamed mussels to the rib-eye steak, this Big Deal menu reads like Esca’s greatest hits.
Cozze – steamed mussels served in a rich tomato sugo
Minestrone – delicious and classic vegetable soup
Arancini – deep-fried rice balls stuffed with mixed meat
Crostini acciughe – toasted bread topped with mozzarella and anchovies
Insalata formaggio di Capra – creamy goat’s cheese and tomato salad
Mozzarella frito – breaded mozzarella, fried and served with spicy tomato dip
Bistecca – rib-eye steak with classic peppercorn sauce
Seabass with king prawns, grilled in a garlic and rosemary jus
Pollo impanato – breaded chicken breast in a garlic butter
Risotto verde – asparagus, peppers, peas, broccoli, spinach and pesto
Arrosto di maiale – roast pork with an apple and cider sauce
Spaghetti carbonara – Italian style, creamy garlic with bacon and Parmesan
Tiramisu – traditional Italian coffee sponge topped with freshly whipped cream
Apple and toffee crumble served with cream or ice cream
Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and cream or ice cream
Affogato – shot of espresso served with traditional Italian ice cream and cantuccini biscuits
Great night out
Available seven days a week from noon to 9.30pm, this offer is incredibly flexible. You could use it for a night out with friends or family; a working lunch; a shopping trip break or for a romantic evening with your partner.
Esca just keeps on attracting glowing reviews from 5pm Restaurant customers. These two from the last month are typical:
‘Excellent. Not been to ESCA for years. It has been done out… great atmosphere. Staff were great and food was excellent. Well done.’
‘Best meal deal. Got a £35 deal for 3 courses, glass of bubbly, bottle of wine and tea or coffee for 2. What a deal. The food was first class. Will be back without a doubt.’