Officina 00 | Fresh pasta on Old Street
Old Street is getting something new.
Officina 00 is moving in courtesy of messrs Elia Sebregondi and Enzo Mirto, both of whom hail from Naples, and both of whom have worked in some of London’s best kitchens along the way – Elia has worked the stoves at both Kiln and Bone Daddies, while Enzo was the general manager of Ella Canta.
This new venture is going to be a love letter to the carbohydrate, with regional pastas, sourdough breads, and pastries created live in front of diners in a theatre kitchen they’re calling “The Lab” (the name officina literally means ‘workshop’). They’re even hoping to mill the flour in-house, too.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a lab without a little experimentation, so they’re hoping to produce some creative takes on the traditional dishes they’ll be putting out too. Currently, the stuff pencilled into the menu so far includes some fried ravioli with a cacio e pepe filling; plump, circular occhi ravioli filled with a braised pork Genovese, sour parsley and provolone; and some penny-sized orecchiette with peperoncini and almond pesto.
They’re adding in a few cocktails, some Italian wines on tap, and a little home-made limoncello to round it all out.
Gotta drown those carbs somehow.
NOTE: Officina 00 is due to open in September. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can keep a close eye on their Insta page right HERE.
Officina 00 | 152 Old Street, EC1V 9BW
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