Mirroring the changing seasons and showcasing its commitment to the freshest produce, Il Baretto is launching a new seasonal menu. Located in the heart of Riyadh’s KAFD, the indulgent Italian dining spot opened in the Saudi capital in 2021 and is the only international outpost of the iconic London-born culinary concept.
Il Baretto pays homage to Italy’s beautiful and diverse regions and celebrated dining traditions, marrying the fresh, seafood-centred flavours of the south with the rich, hearty flavours of north. The new menu is now available and travels the country with classics from Milan, Sicily and Tuscany, all created by head chef Alex Simone with a focus on seasonal ingredients and regional produce. Simone’s passion for fresh flavours and produce drives three menu changes yearly across its Riyadh and London outposts.
Perfect for a small bite over a catch-up with friends, guests can savour bruschetta con calamari saltati (sourdough bruschetta with sauté squid) before moving onto antipasti like midollo gratinato alla Milanese (smoked gratin bone marrow with garlic cream, chimichurri, pickled onion and saffron brioche). For something lighter, the new menu features a fresh salmone affumicato, finocchi, lattuga, frisee dressing alla mostarda (smoked salmon, fennel and baby lettuce salad with frisee and mustard dressing).
A signature across Il Baretto, new pasta dishes include the Sicilian classic casarecce al pesto (homemade casarecce with basil pesto potatoes and French beans) and fragrant ravioli di dentice fave e pomodori confit (red snapper ravioli with broad beans and tomato relish). Mains, or ‘secondi’ include filetto di dentice con pure di lenticchie, funghi, noccola e cavolo croccante (pan-fried red snapper with red lentil puree, mushroom, hazelnut and crispy kale).
Il Baretto is renowned for using the Josper Grill to create deep, smokey flavours and the new menu features a whole 700g grilled seabream cooked with spring vegetables and spalla di agnello arrosto (roasted lamb shoulder with roast potatoes and ratatouille). Classic Italian desserts complete the delicious new offering: a vanilla cheesecake with zingy poached rhubarb, strawberries and lemon ice cream, and a cremoso al cioccolato (chocolate cream, raspberry compote and delicate milk ice cream).
New dishes can be paired with refreshing beverages from Il Baretto’s one-of-a-kind Zero Bar – delivering a gastronomical-grade drinking experience without the alcohol. Il Baretto’s drinks are handcrafted without sugars, artificial flavours and alcohol, making for a clean, world-class drinking experience.
For more information, please visit www.ilbaretto.sa
Il Baretto Riyadh location:
Al Malqa, Riyadh 13521, King Abdullah Financial District, Riyadh
Il Baretto Riyadh opening hours:
12:30pm – 12:00am, Daily.