Strazzanti, the Sicilian bakery & brunch pop up, takes residency in Fitzrovia.
British born to Sicilian & Neapolitan parents, food has always been at the heart of the Strazzanti sisters’ family life, and a source of many nostalgic, warm memories. Emilia, Nina and Sofia bring their passion for Sicilian produce, together with their modern imaginings of authentic Sicilian food, with recipes passed through generations. Following their success of collaborations with the likes of Bar Termini and House of Peroni, Strazzanti will now be taking up residency at Italian restaurant, Seventeen0Seven in Fitzrovia every Sunday from the 22nd of April.
The Sisters draw upon native ingredients and the nature and spirit of Sicily as inspiration for their new Sunday bakery & brunch pop up. At the forefront of Strazzanti, is Emilia, with experience working with chefs and restaurants such as Anton Mosimann, The Dorchester Hotel London, Milan and within the 3 Michelin starred restaurant at Le Meurice in Paris. The combination of her disciplined classic French culinary training together with her British Sicilian upbringing and passion to represent the most skillful Sicilian artisans, both old and new, is at the heart of Strazzanti.
The menu will showcase a range of Strazzanti signature cakes and pastries, that can be found across the capital in London, and savoury dishes such as the sisters’ Sicilian grandmothers classic egg dish, ‘Nonna’s Eggs’. The eggs are lightly poached in a slow cooked tomato sauce and topped with the sisters’ favourite flavours, wild fennel sausage with Pecorino cheese; aubergine with salted ricotta cheese and chilli, garlic greens smothered in Parmesan cheese.
Having returned from Sicily, Emilia was inspired after having worked alongside Michelin starred chef, Accursio Craparo in Modica. Together they both delved into their heritage of Sicilian cooking, sourcing from the skillful cultivators and using their rich produce from the land to create a simple yet refined dish of Sicilian flavours. The farmers that Emilia works with are also third generation with a passion for their heritage, and each ingredient is selected for its unique qualities; from the pistachios sourced from Bronte, harvested only every 2 years to the blend of 5 different almonds from the Val di Noto region, which Emilia uses in her signature cakes.
A place of familiarity and discovery all in one. You can find Sister and Chef Emilia Strazzanti at the Pop up every Sunday hosting you through their Sicilian journey.