italy

Italian Gelato Festival hits London this weekend

For those of you (like me) that love ice-cream the thought of a festival dedicated to one of the best in breed categories – gelato – sounds like utter heaven. Alas, that’s what’s in store for Londoners this coming weekend! Located at the Old
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Pizza Rossa - Signage

Review – Pizza Rossa [Leadenhall Market]

Rating Cuisine Italian street pizza by the slice In A Word Energetic Appeals To Pizza explorers, pizza elitists, square pizza aesthetes and dyed in the wool Italians Impulse shoppers and Leadenhall lunchers with an Italian persuasion. People in ‘power’ suits who,
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Caffeina - Front Entrance

Review – Caffeina [Tower Hill]

Rating Appeals To Displaced Italians (especially those extra picky types with a particular taste for Italian coffee, or types of Italian cheeses that you can’t generally get in the UK) Bohemian individuals who like to discuss powerful ideas and/or ferment rebellions in
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La Polenteria Soho - View From The Front

Review – La Polenteria [Soho]

Rating Cuisine Northern Italian / ‘Peasant Food’ Appeals To Polenta obsessives and pasta dismissives  Vegans and Vegetarians Very hip young types and people who want to get on the Polenta trend People seeking a filling, economical bite or two  ( £7 for a
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Spaghetti House Knightsbridge- Entrance & signage

Review – Spaghetti House [Knightsbridge]

Rating Appeals to Italo-centric Foodies/Non Foodies: People who want a taste of some pretty authentic Italian faire Hungry people: People who want a hearty meal/portions that will satisfy food cravings with a hearty combination of monounsaturated fats, wheat flour and meaty
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Executive Chef Pino Lavarra

Profile – Pino Lavarra [Tosca, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong]

We speak to head chef Pino Lavarra, who amongst a fair few other things, was at some point actually crowned as ‘One of the Best Chefs in the World’ (a legitimate achievement) by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Since early
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Pescatori Restaurants Head Chef Chris O'Nielll In Kitchen

Profile – Chris O’Niell [Pescatori]

Jack sits down with Chris O’Niell, a man with a wealth of experience in the food business, a passion for locally sourced produce and for ‘old style’ Italian seafood. Here’s a man who really wants you to appreciate your dinner – an advocate for the
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Profile – Basile Aloy [Avignonesi]

You might not have heard of Basile Aloy, but he’s a part of one of the most powerful (non Royal) families in Europe – the Saverys, who possess a shipping empire and a combined wealth of many hundreds of million dollars. They run a bunch of shipping companies you also
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