Officina 00 is the Italian gift that just keeps on giving.
Shoreditch is where you’ll find the innovative Italian restaurant, Officina 00. The talented chefs have clearly mastered the art of marrying unique flavours and creating “dishes which are quite unlike any others.” They have used traditional and exotic ingredients, as well as unconventional cooking techniques to modernise regional Italian recipes. You’ll surely be pleasantly surprised by their menu and don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of pasta, cheese, meat and bread to go round! You’ll also have an excellent view of the pasta experts hard at work crafting pasta while you dine. So you can sit back, relax and watch the magic happen – and one dish in particular is bringing the magic in spades.
This October, Officina 00 – which takes its name from the Italian word for ‘workshop’ and for the 00 flour used in pasta making – launched a new weekend brunch menu. Available every Saturday and Sunday, you’ll get to choose from an array of brunch classics with an Officina spin on them!
To be completely honest, every dish on their brunch menu sounds incredibly appetising. For example, the fried cacao ravioli filled with ricotta and served with poached pear is clearly innovation at its finest. The breakfast bruschetta with salmon, garnished with stracciatella and pink peppercorn is also a winner. And for something even more pasta-oriented, the Bergese carbonara features handmade pasta, pecorino romano, egg yolk and bacon – in other words, breakfast pasta. I’ll take one of each!
You can also make this a boozy brunch and wash your meal down with one of their signature Italian aperitivo-style cocktails. If you’re craving something light, fruity and refreshing, you can’t go wrong with a lychee bellini, Italian margarita or limoncello martini.
Officina also offers pasta workshops and masterclasses for those wanting to get their hands dirty and learn all about their pasta making methods. You can learn how to make their fresh egg pasta from scratch as well as some of their own recipes! I think we could all learn a thing or two from Officina…