Award-winning chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine is launching a Parisian-inspired pop-up in the former Asia de Cuba site on St Martins Lane. Springing up this February and running until April, The Nitery will offer a fun, modern take on French, American and British dishes. ‘The London food scene is amazing but it’s all got a bit serious,’ said Gizzi. ‘Let’s put playful back and all have a bit of a laugh.’
The Nitery is inspired by early 20th century Parisian ‘niteries’: Bohemian restaurants that popped up around the city, frequented by the big artists and poets of the time. The bon vivant spirit of these will be reflected at Gizzi’s pop-up, which will offer new takes on nostalgic, classic dishes using experimental ingredients. Small plates, for instance, include devilled eggs with roast chicken crackling; oysters with yuzu kosho granite; and bone marrow dripping on marmite toast, followed by main dishes such as flagoelet dauphinoise, goat cutlets and bisque; and Calasparra rice with woodfired shellfish.
Desserts will be equally fun: Gizzi will be conjuring up her own version of the Queen of Puddings, alongside a reimagined chocolate mousse.
Come Sunday, diners can enjoy an indulgent roast here – there’ll be a carvery station serving beef, lamb or pork with all the trimmings, as well as vegetarian wellington. Afterwards those with room left can get stuck into the cheese trolley, which will dish up an impressive selection of cheese, grapes, walnuts and crackers. We’re also told there’ll be a brunch menu, though details of that are yet to be revealed.
Gizzi has been a big part of the London food scene for almost 20 years. She has launched numerous sell-out pop-ups and events over the years, the most recent being Shoreditch vegan burger bar Filth. Check out our interview with her here.
13 February – 30 April 2020
St Martins Lane London, 45 St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4HX
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