Solita was the game-changer. Franco and his team launched with a bang, and brought the pulled pork sundae, Big Manc and deep fried coke to the City centre, and for this I will always be eternally grateful.
Last week we went to sample some of the new goodies on offer, and left flabbergasted for two reasons...
- Cheeseburger spring rolls - I could eat my own bodyweight in these. They are the future.
- Veggie options - Paddy decided to put the veggie options through their paces. They were so good that he declared this food the best he has ever had at Solita. Coming from a carnivore who likes his steak blue, this is high praise indeed for somewhere that is famous for a meat-fest of a burger.
Cheeseburger spring rolls: I will dream of these forevermore. If they ever stop doing them, I will find the person responsible and make them listen to Steps on repeat until they promise to bring them back. They genuinely taste like a cheeseburger with a crispy coating! The addition of little cubes of pickle inside was just genius. Bravo!
Roasted veg and halloumi skerwes: Halloumi cooked in an Inka grill - good god. Delicious! I would happily order this as a main in future (minus my mortal enemy beetroot of course). You really don't miss meat when you get that barbecued flavour from the Inka.
Drop it like it's hot burger - pepperjack cheese, roast garlic and tomato mayo, blue corn tortilla chips, Roquito peppers: Gloppy and wonderful with a hearty crunch from those blue corn tortilla chips (of Breaking Bad burger fame) and a satisfying burn from those red Roquito peppers. Team it up with sweet potato fries...
Molten individual chocolate cake: It's a bundt! I'm not a chocolate cake kind of girl because I often find it a bit hard work, however I couldn't leave without ordering this. I was pleasantly surprised by how light this was, but have to confess to only eating about half due to previous levels of gluttony.