Tonight is a feast of Italian cucina povera, amazing dishes cooked with a few simple ingredients. Ticket price includes one gin drink with nibbles on arrival to match the food. Limited tables of two available due to Mark's sexy new bottling machine. Bar opens at 6pm with dinner being served at 7pm.
There's no cooking facilities at the nest so the menu is set with no swaps and unfortunately we can't safely cater for allergies or dietary requirements.
You can't beat that old tomato and mozzarella combination, two simple ingredients that make my heart sing, creamy buffalo mozzarella sliced and surrounded by a tomato salsa with wisps of oregano and lemon.
Aubergine caponata - my grandma always had a pot of this on the wood fired stove, it can be eaten hot as a stew, warm or cold as a starter but always with big chunks of bread.
Homemade ricotta infused with thyme, garlic and rosemary served with a pea and broad bean salad - I am going to have a go at making my own ricotta cheese - this could be amazing or it could go horrible wrong!
Dish of mixed olives and balsamic vinegar - you are going to look at this dish and think what can she possibly do to this ingredient that makes it shine above and beyond the olives you can buy in any supermarket across the land and I will sit and watch and silently whisper in your ear the secrets of my magic.
Chicken puttanesca - A true Neapolitan dish where the defining component is the marinade which is reduced to a thickness that makes it stick kicking and screaming to the chicken, there will be plenty of this lovely, deep, gutsy sauce to soak up into the rice.
Salmon with lemon, oregano and pink peppercorns served with an Italian inspired salad.
For pudding a sicillian classic, cannoli filled with mascarpone and cream dipped in roasted hazelnut and pistachio, crushed roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate crumb, the ultimate dish of decadence.
Meringues kisses sandwiched together with whipped cream (there's always meringue!!)