By Fourteen Ten
Italian restaurant Diciannove (formerly Refettorio) is launching Menus Of Italy; a series of evenings celebrating the campanilismo (pride) of regional Italian cooking.
The regional menus are designed by Head Chef Alessandro Bay who trained for ten years under Giorgio Locatelli before taking over in the restaurant when Locatelli moved on. The regional menus will be offered alongside the existing a la carte menu throughout the entire evening of the last Monday of each month and priced at £35 per person for three courses including a glass of Prosecco.
Naples (Monday 29th Feb) is the focus for February with dishes including impepata di cozze (mussel stew) homemade paccheri (pasta) and coniglio all’ Ischitana (a traditional rabbit stew from Ischia, an island located in the Gulf of Naples). The full menu is attached for your interest.
Tuscany (Monday 28th March) includes minestre Garfagnana (bean soup served with spelt from Garfagnana), pappardelle al sugo di anatra (fresh pappardelle with duck ragout) and triglie alla Livornese serviette con patate al profumo di oregano (Livornese-style red mullet served with potatoes perfumed with oregano). Full menu available on request.
Sicily (Monday 25th April) includes insalata di polipo alla Siciliana (Sicilian-style octopus salad), pasta con le sarde (fresh pasta with fresh sardines, fennel seeds, raisins and pine nuts) and involtino di vitello con provola Siciliana (roulade of veal filled with Sicilian provola). Full menu is available on request.
Venice and Puglia will follow in May and June respectively.
If you would like further information, recipes, or to request review spaces on the eveningsplease do not hesitate to contact Krista Booker
“Italy’s regions may only be a few miles apart but locals will always insist that the cooking from their home town is far superior to those around them. Our regional dinners will offer customers an insight into the different cooking styles and customs that are shaped by geographic, historical, and climactic differences of the twenty regions across Italy.”
Alessandro Bay, Executive Head Chef
Naples on Monday 29th February
Tuscany on Monday 28th March
Sicily on Monday 25th April
Venice Monday 23rd May
Puglia Monday 27th June
£35 per person including a glass of Prosecco
Diciannove Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
19 New Bridge Street
020 7438 8052