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Union Street Cafe collaborates with award-winning Italian dough expert for event

On 6 February, Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Café will bring a gourmet pizza trend taking hold in Italy, to London. The new trend sees the worlds of fine dining and pizza collide, as bespoke dough recipes are paired with finest ingredients.

Italian dough expert, Matteo Attianese, will join Union Street Café Head Chef and old-friend Davide Degiovanni for one night only to create a 6-course pizza tasting menu, which takes guests on a journey to discover this new style of pizza, ahead of the national celebration of the dish on 9 February.

Having first worked together seventeen years ago, Degiovanni and Attianese are reuniting for an unforgettable evening, working side by side to create a 6-course pizza tasting menu which will showcase the emerging trend taking hold of Italy.

Ranked within the top 10 best pizza restaurants in Italy in the prestigious Gambero Rosso Guide, La Cascina dei Sapori showcases the finest dough-making, for which Attianese is an expert in and has become known for. Degiovanni will be working alongside Attianese, pairing his exceptional, innovative dishes to the bespoke dough base Matteo has created.

The tasting menu will include ‘Fritta’, fried pizza dough topped with crudo of tuna, turnip tops, chilli and bergamot, ‘Dal Mare’ with Mediterranean octopus, stracciatella and n’duja and Dolce, a sweet dough topped with sheep’s ricotta, pistachio, lemon and chocolate. Each dish served will be a small taster size, rather than the pizza sizes most are used to seeing.