On Monday 30th September, POLPO the award-winning Venetian restaurant, will be celebrating 10 years in Soho with a party and a cichÃƒÂ¨ti feast at their original Beak Street location.
Founders Russell Norman and Richard Beatty have invited top chefs Angela Hartnett, Francesco Mazzei, Florence Knight, Stevie Parle and Rachel Roddy to join them for one night only, each contributing a dish to the feast. Their dishes will also feature on the specials board at POLPO Beak Street for the five weeks leading up to the party.
The celebrations will kick off at 5.30pm, with partygoers invited to enjoy Spritzes, Negronis, Bellinis and cicheti all night long at the bar, before following the neon red arrow downstairs for a live DJ set in the Campari Room.
Meanwhile, for those looking to feast, guests can buy tickets for a celebratory long table dinner, taking their seats at 7.30pm for an elbow-to-elbow Venetian meal from the POLPO team and the five chefs. After, the guests will also be able to descend to the Campari Room to keep the birthday celebrations going into the small hours.
First up will be Guardian columnist Rachel Roddy’s cichÃƒÂ¨to of Swordfish Arancini, inspired by her recent travels around Sicily.
Following Rachel, Stevie Parle, of Dock Kitchen and Palatino fame, will be serving Spiced Breaded Kid-Goat Chop.
This will be followed by Grana Padano Cheese Puffs, Black Truffle and Saffron Mayonnaise, courtesy of Sartoria chef Francesco Mazzei.
Larger dishes are being prepared by Angela Hartnett MBE, who will be cooking a Red Mullet and Red Pepper Stew, and Florence Knight, with Tortellini in Brodo, marking her return to the POLPO family where she worked as head chef for five years from 2011.
A visit to POLPO would not be complete without a spritz, so bartenders will be on hand with spritzes of Aperol, Select, Cynar and Campari, alongside Negronis and Bellinis.
The CichÃƒÂ¨ti Feast will be held on Monday 30th September and guests can arrive from 5.30pm, with ticket holders taking their seats at 7.30pm. Each chef’s dish will feature on the POLPO Beak Street menu for one week each prior.
Angela Hartnett: w/c 26th August
Francesco Mazzei: w/c 2nd September
Florence Knight: w/c 9th September
Steve Parle: w/c 16th September
Rachel Roddy: w/c 23rd September
41 Beak St, Soho, London W1F 9SB