A Taste of Puglia at Sauterelle at Royal Exchange

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There are two very exciting things happening at Suaterelle at Royal Exchange  next week. On the 15th of May Michelin starred chef Felice Sgarra, of Umami Restaurant in Andri, will team up with Sauterelle Executive Head Chef Stefano Leone to host an evening of flavours of Puglia.

The evening promises to be a wonderfully indulgent affair with three courses of the best Mediterranean flavours cooked by Chef Felice who in just two years secured the first Michelin star for Ristorante Umami. Chef Felice transformed this 19th century villa restaurant with simple Southern Italian cooking that captured the palettes of its patrons. The Japanese philosophy of umami inspires his delicious and regional cuisine served at Restaurant Umami. As such we can certainly expect an exceptional evening of fine dining at Sauterelle.

Dishes of Puglia

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For £45 per person, guests will enjoy bubbles on arrival followed by a three course dinner starting at 7pm. Italy’s Puglia region is celebrated for its natural recipes which are often passed down through generations. Chef Felice will create classic dishes starting with red lentils and wild chicory consomme, prawn tartare with pork guanciale, artisan pasta with sweet olives and asparagus and traditional burrata from Andria. They will be followed by octopus, black chickpea, orange, courgette flower and gin. Dessert is expected to be ricotta, almond, figs and bitter chocolate as well as petit fours.

Puglian Artisanal Products

In addition to this evening of elegant dining Sauterelle will also showcase artisanal produce from Puglia on the 14th May to deepen our understanding of this regional cuisine. Suppliers such as Sinisi, Dono Dorato and Azienda Agricola Di Tria will be in attendance. A mozzarella workshop will be held at 4pm for guests enjoy the process of mozzarella-making in Puglia.

Both events promise to deliver more than a mere dining experience. Food is always better appreciated when we have a deeper understanding of it. I have no doubt that we shall enjoy our Taste of Puglia.

Tickets can be purchased at: www.dandlondon.com

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