Hot Tickets: The Swan at Ascott-under-Wychwood Hosts Exclusive One-Night Takeover with Giovann Attard, Executive Head Chef at Norma

If you’re a foodie, it’s time to mark your calendar. The Swan at Ascott-under-Wychwood will welcome Giovann Attard, Executive Head Chef at The Stafford Collection’s, Norma, for an exclusive garden takeover on Thursday 13th July 

Ideal for a night of summer indulgence, the sunny garden terrace of The Swan at Ascott-under-Wychwood will be transformed into an Italian trullo for one night as the aromas and flavours of Sicily waft across the Cotswolds.

Guests can expect four-courses of typical Mediterranean delicacies influenced by the island’s Moorish spicing – expect homemade focaccia, Scillian caponata, roasted courgette strozapretti, Ox grilled lamb chops and pistachio tiramisu to finish.

Giovann Attard originates from the Maltese island of Gozo, situated between Sicily and northern Africa, where the food is strongly influenced both by Italian cuisine and Moorish spicing.

This unique culinary heritage, combined with Giovann’s culinary training and love of quality produce, is reflected in the delicious seasonal dishes that he creates as Executive Head Chef of Sicilian-inspired Norma in Fitzrovia.

The menu is as follows:

Homemade Datterini and Rosemary Focaccia,

Scillian Caponata, Mint, Pine Nuts
Red Prawn Tartare, Whipped Burrata, Basil Oil, Orange

Strozapretti, Roasted Courgettes, Lemon, Oregano, Chilli

Ox Grilled Stone Bass, San Marzano Tomatoes, Black Olives, Capers, Garlic, Basil, Charred Lemon
Ox Grilled Lamb Chops, Sun Dried Pepper jam, Smoked Anchovies, Mint Aioli
Baked Parmigiana

Yellow Melon Chilli Sorbet, Grillo Affogato,
Pistachio Tiramisu

(*subject to change as local ingredients allow)

Make it happen
When: 13 July 2023
Where: The Swan, 4 Shipton Rd, Ascott under Wychwood, OX7 6AY
Wallet: £65pp, not including drinks. 
How: For bookings visit: and choose the garden area or call 01993 832332 – please quote the ‘Norma garden takeover’.

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