Serving up world-class flavours for eight nights only from 17th–26th February 2022, COMO Castello Del Nero’s Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro is flying in straight from Italy to bring an exclusive taste of Tuscany to the table
If you love exquisite fine dining, don’t miss up on this upcoming ‘dishy’ event taking place at COMO Metropolitan London on Park Lane next month. Serving up world-class flavours for eight nights only from 17th–26th February 2022, COMO Castello Del Nero – the historic luxury estate hidden amongst the rolling Tuscan hills – will be bringing a taste of Italy to the prestigious Park Lane property.
In collaboration with the award-winning team at COMO’s first Italian retreat, Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro has created an exclusive menu highlighting signature dishes from the estate’s restaurant, La Taverna – and it’s bound to whet your appetite.
London diners will enjoy Chef Giovanni’s masterful techniques that pay homage to the culinary roots of Tuscany. In keeping with COMO’s locally sourced farm-to-table philosophy, only the freshest ingredients are used throughout the menu and guests can expect antipasti, home-made pasta, Florentine-style T-bone steak, pizza and a selection of hand-picked wines for a true taste of the region.
The award-winning Executive Chef at COMO Castello Del Nero in the heart of the Chianti region in Tuscany, Italy. Chef Giovanni’s food is – like him -all about simplicity and refinement. His cuisine philosophy is inspired by his locality and is based on local and Tuscan raw materials with attention to Italian and European products. The emphasis is on purity, quality, freshness of flavours and seasonality, giving a touch of contemporary and modernity to his creations.
Born the son of a chef in the Romagna province of Italy, Chef Giovanni knew from an early age that his soul belonged in the kitchen. He started his apprenticeship very young, working in Italy and then France with masters of the trade who taught him the importance of local produce. In 1999, he returned to Italy where he opened a restaurant in Montalcino in Tuscany and then became the Executive Chef of a prestigious hotel there. In 2012, he was appointed Executive Chef at Castello Del Nero, where he won a Michelin star for La Torre restaurant in 2014.
For those still hungry, Chef Giovanni will be hosting two special pasta making masterclasses on 19th and 26th February 2022. Guests will learn the secrets of making the perfect pasta dish from scratch, alongside other Italian classics like Tiramisu. Participants can enjoy antipasti, a glass of Chef selected Italian wine and Italian desserts with coffee as part of the afternoon. Places are strictly limited, so early bookings are highly recommended – unless you fancy a flight to Italy to learn from the gourmet guru.
Make it happen
When: Thursday February 17th to Saturday February 26th, 2022, 6.00pm to 11.00pm. Closed Sunday and Monday night.
Where: 19 Old Park Ln, London W1K 1LB
How: Find out more and make a booking via comohotels.com/en/metropolitanlondon/
Pasta making masterclasses
Saturday February 19th and Saturday February 26th, 2022
From 11.00am to 2.00pm
Learn to cook three pasta dishes and Tiramisu
£95 per person including lunch
Maximum 8 participants