One of Italy’s most celebrated and recognized Michelin-star chefs, Bruno Barbieri and fellow-italian financier-turned-restaurateur Francesco Ortone, open their first Italian restaurant in London.
Barbieri is well known for his regular appearances on Italian MasterChef and for being one of the most starred chefs in Italy. It was during Bruno’s tenure at prestigious kitchens including Trigabolo Argenta, Grotta di Brisighella, Locanda Solarola and, most recently, Ristorante Arquade, that the restaurants were awarded a total of seven Michelin stars.
Cotidie, meaning “everyday” in Latin, will showcase a menu of daily changing dishes in a stylish dining room, including: ‘Zuppa Imperiale’ Bolognese-style bread soup with capon broth and Mortadella quenelle; Roast supreme of Livornese baby rooster, Guanciale pork crackling, potatoes and caramelized ‘Saba’ grape must; and Fried beignets with caramelised mandarin zest and vanilla custard. To complement it all, an elegant counter bar, named BARbieri, will have its own menu of appetizing cicchetti dishes to be paired with an extensive wine list.
To make it even more special, the beef, lamb, seafood and fish will be sourced from the British Isles, along with seasonal Italian produce and Pasta will be handmade at on a regular basis by a “sfoglina”, an Italian pasta specialist.
Cotidie opens on Monday 5 March at 50 Marylebone High. Reservations are currently being taken on 020 7258 9878 or online via www.cotidierestaurant.com.