Sunday 21 September 2014

Vegan Fine Dining with Vegana at Cafe Caldesi in Marylebone

Frequent vegan popper-upper Fat Gay Vegan (aka Sean O'Callaghan)) has announced a collaboration with Italian restaurant Cafe Caldesi in Marylebone Lane on the evening of Sunday 5th October. Expect vegan Italian food like you've never tasted before.  Full menu below!

"Vegan dining in the capital rises to a previously unseen level as Fat Gay Vegan collaborates with legendary Caffè Caldesi of Marylebone. Sunday 5th of October, 2014 is a date for dedicated food disciples.
Caffè Caldesi is located in London's Marylebone and is the flagship of the Caldesi group of Italian restaurants and cookery schools. The restaurant is known for its un-comprising dedication to creating authentic Italian regional food under the watchful eye of patron Giancarlo Caldesi. Giancarlo, a Tuscan by birth, has been running Italian restaurants for 40 years in the UK and along with his wife Katie has written many books on the regional food of Italy. The couples latest book 'Venice - Recipes lost and found' is due to be launched in October 2014.
Caffè Caldesi is a favourite haunt of Italian ex-pats in London given that it truly is the 'real Italian' - you won't find chequered tablecloths or packet grissini here. The restaurant is split into a downstairs bar/cafe and an upstairs fine dining restaurant, the dishes served in both are seasonal, regional and authentic providing the customer a choice of the classics and less well known.
When Giancarlo and Katie considered delving into the (for them) unexplored world of vegan fine dining they called on the experience of Sean O'Callaghan, known throughout the UK as blogger and event planner Fat Gay Vegan.
Sean has pulled together an exquisite menu utilising the skills of Italian-born vegan chef Sara Mittersteiner. Sara, of vegan supper club Pomodoro E Basilico fame, has lovingly crafted a selection of dishes perfectly matched to an autumnal fine dining experience in this stunning Marylebone setting.
The menu is as follows:
Primo Piatto – Main Course
Tagliatelle al Cacao con Crema di Noci, Fave e Fave di Cacao – Chocolate Tagliatelle with Walnut cream, Fava Beans and Cacao Nibs
Secondo Piatto – Second Course
Erbazzone – Spinach Quiche
Contorno – Side
Insalata di Finocchi allo Zafferano – Saffron Fennel Salad
Dolce – Dessert
Tiramisù al Caramello – Caramel Tiramisù
In addition to this peerless plant-based menu, diners will be treated to a glass of peach Bellini and an amuse–bouche on arrival as well as tea or coffee following dinner. A selection of vegan beer, wine and spirits will be available for purchase from the bar."

When - Sunday 5th October, 7pm - 10pm

Where - Caffe Caldesi, 118 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2QF

Tickets - £35 from Eventbrite here


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