20150604KSH033These days it feels like you’re not anyone if you haven’t run your own pop-up restaurant and, with that in mind, luxury Italian mineral water company S. Pellegrino is putting together a two-day pop-up fine dining experience, Live in Italian, Live from London, to bring some of Italy’s finest to the heart of London.

The company’s partnered with two Michelin-starred chefs to pull it off: Theo Randall of Theo Randall at The Intercontinental; and Phil Howard of The Square. Each will run the restaurant for one night, giving live demonstrations of each course and giving guests the chance to ask questions about the preparation of the three-course meal.

Chris Denney, Head Chef of Covent Garden’s contemporary Italian restaurant Four to Eight, will orchestrate a more casual lunchtime service across both days, offering a menu of Italian style tapas prepared with British ingredients. He will also take to the stage to demonstrate his cooking technique, alongside the S.Pellegrino UK & Ireland Young Chef of the Year 2015 winner, Mark Moriarty, and runner-up Jamie Coleman.

Phil Howard will host the first evening, on Friday July 3rd, while Theo Randall takes over on Saturday July 4th. Tickets for each are £60 per person for a three-course meal paired with Italian wines and can be purchased from www.billetto.co.uk/live-in-italian-live-from-london-phil-howard (Friday 3rd July service) or www.billetto.co.uk/live-in-italian-live-from-london-theo-randall (Saturday 4th July service).

If you’re looking to try out the lunchtime offering, there’s no need to book. Places cost £7 per person, including either a bottle of S. Pellegrino sparkling mineral water or a can of one of the San Pellegrino fruit drinks, and food will be served from 12 p.m. each day.

Live in Italian, Live from London takes place in Potters Fields Park, along the banks of the Thames near Tower Bridge.

 

Dom Preston