Simplicity delivered at Pizza Union Spitalfields

Sometimes, you just crave for something simple. Here at Pizza Union, the concept is simple. A short menu with a few salads and starters is extended by a choice of wood fired pizzas. You place  your food and drinks order at the counter and then find a seat. A few short minutes later, your buzzer goes off signalling that your order is ready. This Pizza Union is the one in… [Read More]

Zingy Luxardo Cocktails at Obica Soho

Luxardo hosted a really fun evening of cocktails paired with some superior Italian plates at the Obica Mozzarella Bar on Poland Street. Luxardo’s Brand ambassador “G” Franklin was mixing up some truly inventive cocktails. Luxardo started off making their renowned Maraschino Cherry Liquer in 19C which is still being produced to the original recipe from 1821. The 6th generation of the family now make a range of Italian liquers in their… [Read More]

Pizza School and Emilio Romagno Food at Ponti’s

What do you get when you make a bunch of bloggers compete against each other? It turns whatever event it is into a battleground. The other evening, a group of us were invited to Ponti’s behind Oxford Circus for an evening of Emilio Romagno food and to make our own pizzas at their “Pizza School”. The Pizza School is such a fun idea and in reality, it was rather tasty… [Read More]

Grana Padano Week At L’Anima

Squashed into a blistering hot kitchen on a really hot summers day is not my idea of fun but watching 2 hot chefs up close cook a couple of spectacular dishes really was. The two hot Italian Chefs were Francesco Mazzei or L’Anima in The City and Davide Oldani of the One Star Michelin Restaurant D’O. They are both Ambassadors for London’s first Grana Padano Week. Davide is the creator… [Read More]

In Parma By Food Roots Fitrovia

The best thing about London is the never ending choice of great places to eat. Once in a while, we come across restaurants that are truly unique with delicious honest food that you just want to tell all your foodie friends. Recently, I had the great pleasure of experiencing the food at In Parma by Food Roots in Fitrovia. This unique Italian restaurant is tucked away on a small quiet… [Read More]

Masterclass With Theo Randall and Parmigiano Reggiano

Returning to Theo Randall with great anticipation. Have not been here in a couple of years. I had a terrific meal there the last time with a truly memorable roast pheasant. On this occassion, the people from Parmigiano Reggiano were hosting a dinner with a masterclass by Theo Randall who runs one of the best Italian Restaurants in London. The star ingedient of the evening is of course the Italian… [Read More]

11 Park Walk, Chelsea -Bottarga Heaven

A while ago, there was a lot of chatter on twitter about a great place to have Spaghetti a la Bottarga. A few days later, I had to meet friends at the Antiques Fair in Duke of York Square and we decided to give this place a go. 11 Park Walk opened where Aubergine used to be. This new Italian is co owned by Roberto Pisano (Edera)  and John de… [Read More]

Valentina Putney – Olive Oil Tasting Menu

Away from Central London, there is less of a selection of good authentic restaurants. In areas like Putney, the high street and around is dominated by non descript chains with mediocre offerings. Along comes Valentina, a family run chain of Italian Delis and restaurants with three branches around London. The deli has a massive selection of the best Italian produce you can get or want, including White Alba truffles when… [Read More]

Polpetto Soho -A little taste of Venice

I am a massive fan of Venice and Venetian food as I have been religiously visiting that floating city for it’s Film Festival for over 10 years. In that time, I have found many non touristy places to eat and have been delighted with new flavours and seafood from the Venetian Lagoon. When Polpo announced that they were opening a little offshoot, I had to go along to check it… [Read More]

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