Celebrity TV chef, Enzo Oliveri brings his traditional Cucina Siciliana to London with authentic regional recipes such as caponata, arancini, parmigiana, anelletti alla palermitana, sfincioni and cannoli. The menu includes SlowFood products from Sicily and recipes described in ‘Inspector Montalbano’.
Enzo has cooked for the likes of likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Paul Hollywood, and John Travolta, and has worked on TV shows with Gordon Ramsey. Enzo says, “Authentic Italian cuisine is regional. I was born on the beautiful island of Sicily and since I was a boy I have had a passion for food. Every family in Sicily has its own recipes for making special dishes. In our restaurant we follow our ancient cookery traditions that we have grown up with.”
Tasting Sicily Enzo’s Kitchen brings the best of Sicilian culture to the capital, and not only in terms of cuisine. Stunning artisanal decorations from Sicily decorate the space that recount the cultural heritage of the island, such as the Sicilian cart wheel – famous for powering the carts that carried produce, food and wine to our forefathers across the Mediterranean – and a staircase made with tiles from the Caltagirone lava stone.
Favourites on the Enzo’s Kitchen menu include pasta with Bronte pistachio pesto, Busiate with fresh Trapanese pesto and tempting desserts such as the Sicilian Cannoli with ricotta cheese, semifreddo alle mandorle or a selection of Sicilian cheeses with handmade jam.
Tasting Sicily Enzo’s Kitchen is a 3-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus Tube Station and Leicester Square; www.tastingsicily.restaurant