The dried, pressed roe of the mullet, which is sold in blocks and shaved over Italian dishes.
- Try shaved raw artichoke with bottarga, linguine al granchio and salt-baked sea bass or the home-made salsiccia.
- And a seafood triumvirate of bluefin tuna, prawn in parsley purée, and scallop carpaccio with bottarga is too stingily portioned to fully enjoy.
- Gill's pan-fried sea bass with tabbouleh, preserved lemon, bottarga and lemon oil was less successful, with the flavours clashing a little too violently.
Italian, from Arabic butarkhah.
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