Hanging out with Aldo Zilli
I couldn't believe my eyes when he emerged from the kitchen earlier in the night to deliver some dishes to a nearby table. Celebrity chefs are not usually seen in their smocks so I was mega stoked to see the man himself was mucking in on such an incredibly busy night.
When Zilli Green closed not so long ago I was mega disappointed, as it had become a firm favourite of mine after I went there on my 30th birthday weekend last year. Their vegan menu was extenstive, the staff were knowledgeable and the atmosphere spot on, i.e. it didn't feel like a vegetarian restaurant - you know what I mean!
Thankfully many of the vegan and vegetarian options seen on the Zilli Green menu are now offered at Zilli Fish - yay! And......Aldo is in fact releasing a new Vegan/Vegetarian cookbook this year and that information came straight from the horses mouth my friends. You heard it here first!
Here's their veggie menu for your perusal....
I heartily recommend the sweet potato quesadilla (sans feta etc.) and their thin chips are fantastic too.....
ZILLI’S VEGETARIAN OPTIONS Toasted Ciabatta Bread topped with Seasonal Tomatoes, Basil & Wild Rocket (v) £4.90 Seasonal Soup of the Day (v) £5.00 Caprese Salad, Tomato, Mozzarella, & Pesto (vo) £6.50 Quesadilla with Sweet Potato & Feta, Guacamole & Sour Cream (vo) £6.50 Penne Arrabbiata with Roasted Chilli & Basil Oil (v) £8.50 Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli with Butter & Sage Sauce £8.50 Chefs Salad- Quinoa, Cashew Nuts, Pomegranate & Apricots (v) £7.50 Fettuccine with Grilled Vegetables & Goats Cheese (vo) £8.50 Gnocchi with Fresh Pesto & French Beans £8.50 Risotto with Wild Mushrooms & Truffle Oil (v) £9.90 Vegetable & Rice Burger with Avocado & Pickled Cucumber, Thin Chips (v) £8.50 V = VEGAN VO= VEGAN OPTION