In celebration of the tenth anniversary of Nopi, Ottolenghi’s first London restaurant proper, the team has put together a rather special collaborative menu that’ll be available from October 17 until the end of the month. It has been developed by Yotam Ottolenghi and a bunch of Nopi alumni, such as kitchen superstars Sami Tamimi, Ramael Scully, Carlos Capparelli and Nicole Pisani – chefs who have helped shape the legendary restaurant into what it is today.
‘Nopi is the most grown-up or “restauranty” of our restaurants, a little bit more sleek and fast-paced than those born first,’ Ottolenghi said. ‘The restaurant’s vision continues to embody what we stand for though: to serve food which is inspiring, bold and which makes people smile.’
In true Ottolenghi fashion, the birthday menu has an emphasis on simplicity and quality, with dishes that use bold flavours and herbs and spices from around the world, particularly the Middle East, North Africa and California. Sample plates include a savoury baked blue cheesecake with pickled beetroot, octopus with saag aloo, a quince mess with pomegranate, rose and sumac, and plenty of other fresh, vibrant delights. The tenth-anniversary specials will be available alongside the current menu.
The Nopi gang will also be dropping exclusive products to celebrate their big birthday. For a limited time only, fans can bag branded swag such as tableware, signed cookbooks, anniversary hampers, champagne and pantry items like dried rose petals, tamarind pulp and black rice.
21-22 Warwick St, W1B 5NE. Oct 17-31.