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25. July 2014: Restaurant Minneci Leonardo

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

I only had 2 hours in Nuremberg and could, therefore, only visit one restaurant – and I decided to pay the Restaurant Minneci Leonardo a visit. Obviously, I decided to go for the “Menu Gusto” (EUR 62.00) which started with a nice selection of different breads and a tasty spread.



Although it was lunch time where usually people hurry, an amuse bouche was served – “char tatar with sour cream, blueberries and ginger”. The combination of the pickled tatar together with the balancing effect of the sourcream and the sweetness of the blueberries was a very welcoming start for lunch.


The first course of the day was “Gamberi arrosto con cicoria, crodino e arachidi (fried prawns with chicory, crodino and peanuts)” (EUR 12.00). The prawns were of lovely consistency and went astonishingly well with the slightly bitter chicory.


Next were “ravioli ripieni di ricotta con basilico e olio d’oliva (ricotta ravioli with basil and olive oil)” (EUR 12.00) which were of perfect consistency and incredibly smooth – definitely how you want Italian ravioli to be.


After the “primo piatto” it was time for another seafood course – “coda di rospo con sedano e aglio purè e fondo di finocchio (monkfish with a celery-garlic-purée and fennel stock)” (EUR 27.00). The monkfish was aromatic, juicy and matched with the intense but somehow still smooth celery-garlic-purée. The fennel stock provided it with the perfect finish.


After the seafood course, it was “meat time” – the “petto di faraona arrosto con cavolo, senape e ravanello (guinea fowl with sweetheart cabbage, mustard salad and radish)” (EUR 27.00). The guinea fowl was perfectly cooked – still slightly juicy but of intense taste. The mustard salad was a novelty to me which fit perfectly with the guinea fowl’s grilled skin.


Although it was not on the menu, respectively part of the “gusto menu”, the “zaballone” was offered as the dessert of the day – and I decided to give it a try and to enjoy a typical Italian zaballone – and I was not disappointed. Definitely freshly made, rich, aromatic, lovely dessert.


The sorbet which came with it was a “berry matter” – very taste-intense and the perfect finalization of the lunch. But it was not only the food itself which makes the Restaurant Minneci Leonardo worth a visit – it is also the dedicated and passionate service. The waiter was there all the time but never in an intrusive way but in the background – and when I had a request he was there immediately.


But beyond that, the place is also quite lovely – you get to sit outside in a nice patio, enjoying the heat of the sun. And above all, the prices are very moderate for what you get – which applies obviously for the menu as well as the beverages (double espresso, EUR 4.00; 0,75L water, EUR 6.00).



If you pass by Nuremberg, I can definitely recommend you to pay the Restaurant Minneci Leonardo a visit – an absolutely lovely place with great food, great service, and very fair prices. Definitely worth a visit!


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Minneci Leonardo

Zirkelschmiedgasse 28

90402 Nürnberg (DE)

Tel.: +49 911 20 96 55

E-Mail: minnecil@aol.com

Homepage: http://www.minneci-ristorante.de

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
EUR 80.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Nuremberg (DE), Restaurants

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