Nancy Silverton is the reason you eat sourdough.
It was her pioneering LaBrea Bakery that first popularised it back in the ’90s, and since then she’s become a legend in her own lifetime, opening restaurants, starring in Chef’s Table, and winning more awards than we can list. It almost goes without saying that she has a Michelin Star.
And now, at long last, she’s opening a restaurant in London.
It’s going to be a branch of her Pizzeria Mozza enterprise, of which there are two in California. And appropriately, this branch will be in the Treehouse Hotel, a hop and a skip away from Oxford Circus. The vibe is going to be a “wild Mediterranean garden”, with plenty of greenery lining the walls. Treehouse indeed.
On the menu we can expect the Pizzeria Mozza classics, with their characteristically well-structured crusts, and toppings including clams, garlic, and parsley, or speck, pineapple & jalapeño. And as for the not-pizzas? They’ll feature shrimp with melon & mint, and squash blossom fritti with ricotta. Oh, and “Nancy’s Fancy” gelato, in unusual flavours like pumpkin brandy or spiced coffee with cocoa nibs.
The drinks will be taken care of by Joe Bastianich, who you’ll recognise as one of the judges on MasterChef USA. Unless you don’t watch that show, in which case you won’t. But he does co-own thirty restaurants in four countries with three Michelin Stars among them, so he’s not a total amateur. And here he’s going to be curating a list of pizza-appropriate cocktails & wines from the Mozza winery in Tuscany.
NOTE: Pizzeria Mozza is set to open this July in the Treehouse Hotel. We’ll back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can check out their website, and make a booking right HERE.
Pizzeria Mozza | 14-15 Langham Place, W1B 2QS
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