Hanging out with Aldo Zilli

Alright, so I didn't exactly hang out with Aldo Zilli but I did happen to meet him when we were dining at his Soho restaurant on New Years Eve!

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.....

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)
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


veganAine Carlin