Italo
13 Bonnington Square
SW8 1TE London

Please join us for a special supper club with our cider supplier The Fine Cider Company!

The Fine Cider Company is a cider merchant. We believe that cider is, as once described by the diarist John Evelyn, in many ways the ‘Native Wine of England’. That at its best it is a rival to wine, with all the associated qualities from the skill of the maker to the place at the dining table.

We look for a connection to the locale and the landscape; valuing makers who eschew the industrial ways for the depths and bountiful array that comes with a purer manner of making. We value minimal intervention and a process of stewardship, where things are not constrained by over manipulation. Where 100% cider apple juice is allowed to create a pure articulation of all the fruit can be. Often our makers use hand picked fruit and ferment only with wild, indigenous yeasts. They value the age and terroir of the orchard, and look to work with the variants of each season, understanding the hundreds of varieties of cider apple and reveling in their distinct virtues.

Menu subject to change

(Optional cider pairing available for £10)

Unfortunately we cannot cater for dietary requirements

We do not offer BYOB

Join us for a languorous Sri Lankan feast, from cult egg hopper and sambal slinger, Emily Dobbs.

If you missed Emily's original and mobbed street food stall on Druid Street market, now is your chance. Grab it, (tear it, dip it...) with both hands.

Poppadoms with homemade pickles & chutneys

Seasonal curries served with rice, crispy onions & tamarind yogurt

Love cake, strawberries & creme fraiche

All recipes will be from Emily's cookbook, Weligama and there will be a chance to buy a signed copy on the night.

'As enticing as a soft breeze through Galle, and equally delectable, Weligama is spice-scented, evocative and the perfect introduction to Sri Lankan Cooking.' - Tom Parker Bowles

'Emily is a wonder and gets to the heart and soul of Sri Lankan food. Reading her beautiful, delicious recipes I feel desperate to start cooking!' - Margot Henderson

Emily Dobbs is an artist and chef. She has worked at The Dock Kitchen, Ducksoup, Petersham Nurseries & Spring. She taught herself how to make Sri Lankan food at home and became the first British chef to popularise Sri Lankan food in London, through her pop-up stall 'Weligama' @weligama_ldn in Druid Street Market (hailed by the Evening Standard as ‘utterly fantastic’).

Emily has hosted various pop-ups and residencies with KERB and at restaurants including The Chess Club, Riverford Kitchen & Quo Vadis. She has performed demos for Taste of London, Limewood Hotel and Port Eliot festival. She is now the head chef at Italo in Vauxhall.

@weligama_ldn
www.weligama.co.uk

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