Sycamore launch Negroni tasting menu for “a journey through the flavours of Italy”
Sycamore Vino Cucina, Covent Garden’s new all-day Italian restaurant, have launched a Negroni Tasting Menu in partnership with Campari and Pretty Little London to mark Negroni Week 2021.
Created by new chef Andrew Parkinson (Fifteen, Brasserie Zedel), guests can welcome in Autumn with the perfect pairing of small plates, secondi dishes and dolci alongside the extensive section of 13 eclectic varieties of one of the world’s greatest cocktails. Favourite pairings, which can be tried individually or as part of a Tutto (everything) tasting menu, include:
- Giant Amalfi Olives, Citrus Zest (antipasti) with Orange Negroni (Vodka, Campari, Antica Formula)
- Zucca Tortelloni, Crispy Sage, Butter Broth, Crushed Amaretti (antipasti) with Rosemary Negroni (Rosemary Beefeater, Campari, Antica Formula)
- Spigola Agrodolce, Peppers, Taggiasca Olive (secondi) with White Negroni (Beefeater, Suze, Lillet Blanc)
- Pannacotta Gin & Tonic (dolce) with Negroni Sbagliato (Beefeater, Campari, Antica Formula, Prosecco)
Additional options to sip and savour include Chocolate Negroni, a Beefeater, Campari and Grand Marnier mix with Antica Formula and Chocolate bitters; Cherry Negroni, the classic combination of Beefeater, Campari and Maraschino; and Dutch Count Negroni, a powerful blend of Old Simon Genever, Campari and Antica formula.
The Italian tone continues through to the bar with seating for guests to continue their exploration through the best of classic Italian mixology. Complementing the Negronis are Bellinis and Grappatinis, as well as signature cocktails including the eponymous Sycamore (gin, elderflower cordial, grapefruit bitters and prosecco), there’s a curated wine list championing small-scale producers from northern Italy including the regions of Piedmont, Lombardy and Tuscany.
Over and above the food and drink, Sycamore is an urban, local hang-out with the sharing nature of the dishes creating an atmosphere that is informal and laid-back. Welcoming and bustling during the day, by night the buzz continues as live DJs and musical talent create a vibrant and welcoming social hub.
Sycamore is located within the lifestyle luxury hotel Middle Eight, whose name is derived from the musical term: an interlude that differs in character from a song’s melody and is used to inject variety through change. The hotel aims to emulate this, adding to the vibrant, bustling nature of Covent Garden with its luxurious and modern accommodation, while still retaining the heritage and character of the neighbourhood.
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Photos: Matthew Pull
To book a table at Sycamore, 66 Great Queen St London WC2B 5BX, call or visit their website here.