Theo Randall and Phil Howard on the SouthBank with S.Pellegrino:
At this time of the year there always seem to be a wealth of pop-ups and residencies. Live in Italian, Live from London is a fusion of Italian and British Cuisine, using ingredients from the British Isles prepared with the art and finesse of Italian Cuisine. It sounded like an impossible challenge to me, but, when I learnt that the two evening sessions will be hosted by Michelin starred Chefs Theo Randall of Theo Randall at The Intercontinental and Phil Howard of The Square everything fell into place. While I’ve never eaten at The Square, I have been to sister restaurant Kitchen W8. And, Theo Randall, who I met a couple of years ago on the London Restaurant Cicchetti Trail is someone who I know creates fabulous Italian dishes. So, this particular event, running over just two evenings is one for which I’d genuinely recommend finding space in your diary. The only challenge will be to choose which session to pick.
What makes the event particularly special is that guests will be able to watch Phil and Theo as they give live demonstrations of each course. And, the sessions will be interactive – so you’ll be able to check out any details that don’t quite make sense. Three courses paired with fine Italian wines costs just £60 per person.
Double Michelin-starred chef and owner of renowned fine dining establishment The Square, Phil Howard, will host the first of two evening events on Friday 3rd July, before award winning Italian chef Theo Randall, of Theo Randall at the Intercontinental, takes over on Saturday 4th July.
If you prefer a more casual experience, then up and coming British Chef Chris Denney, will headline a lunchtime service across both days. Denney has worked in Michelin restaurants across the globe, and with some of the world’s greatest chefs; he is currently Head Chef of contemporary Italian restaurant, Four to Eight, in Covent Garden. Denney will be creating an exclusive lunchtime menu of Italian style tapas fused with British ingredients, which guests can enjoy within a convivial Italian designed alfresco space. And, there will be an opportunity to watch him cook too, alongside the S.Pellegrino UK & Ireland Young Chef of the Year 2015 winner, Mark Moriarty, as well as runner-up Jamie Coleman.
Tickets to the evening events can be purchased from www.billetto.co.uk/live-in-italian-live-from-london-phil-howard (Friday 3rd July service) or www.billetto.co.uk/live-in-italian-live-from-london-theo-randall (Saturday 4th July service) for £60 per person and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Daytime events require no bookings, with a full lunch place costing just £7 per person, including a bottle of either S.Pellegrino 50 ccl PET sparkling mineral water, Acqua Panna 50cl PET or Sanpellegrino Fruit Beverage can, and will be served from 12pm each day.
All of this takes place in an al-fresco setting on the South Bank, with fabulous views out over the Thames. One not to miss.