In previous collaborations, the acclaimed Italian Supper Club have hosted pop-ups and residencies at a selection of Experimental Group venues. Brought together by their appetite to offer guests the very best food and drink in a relaxed yet vibrant environment, the two brands believe they are pioneering a new breed of cool hospitality.
Following the success of Adriatica Ristorante, in Venice, the two brands have extended their partnership with a focus on London.
Italian Supper Club founders Silvio Pezzana and Toto Dell’Aringa now bring their trademark flair and energy to the Henrietta Hotel’s ground floor restaurant to launch Da Henrietta, where they showcase the flavours and produce of the West of Italy. Da Henrietta takes guests on an experimental journey along the Italian West Coast, with a menu inspired by the rich cuisine of Liguria, Toscana, Lazio, Basilicata, Campania and Calabria.
The menu pays tribute to both the Tyrrhenian sea and an ever-changing landscape that produces unexpected combinations: think lamb accented with anchovies in the abbacchio alla romana, a classic dish found in any Roman trattoria.
Diners at Da Henrietta can expect unique seasonal produce and earthy, bold flavours where vegetables, pulses and pasta take centre-stage. Dishes include regional favourites such as Tuscan cured pork loin, Veal rolls skewers, caciocavallo, celeriac puree, Chargrilled romanesco, buckwheat, onion andpumpkin seeds puree, bergamot and hazelnuts, Grilled mackerel, taggiasche olives, caponata, and bucatini alla gricia, pasta with guanciale and Tagliolini with winter pesto and grilled squid.
A wide selection of cheeses and cured meats also feature with the likes of Provolone del Monaco, made from an unpasteurized cow’s milk from the Amalfi Coast, and a black pig guanciale from Calabria. Olive oils made with olives grown along the West Coast will be regularly changed on the menu. Guests have the opportunity to try different varieties to enjoy with their bread, from the most delicate Ligurian Taggiasche olives to the richer Calabrian Carolea olives.
The wine cellar selection at Da Henrietta will follow the same philosophy and geography with some ‘off the beaten track’ wines from small producers of the West Coast and lesser known native grape varieties like Albarola from the Ligurian Cinque Terre and Cesanese from Tuscan Maremma.
Da Henrietta operates on a bookings policy and also welcomes walk-in guests in a safe environment. The new restaurant abides by the Government guidelines, with sanitation on arrival and tables seating a maximum of six.
Address: 14, 15 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8QH