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Hungarian meets Italian at Pasta n’ Goulash, Kentish Town’s newest pop-up

What: Pasta n’ Goulash

In a nutshell: Traditional Hungarian food, with a touch of Italian.

Summing it all up: After a strong start in Holborn, this Hungarian Italian couple are bringing their blend of culinary influences north to Kentish Town, with lots of goulash, chicken paprikash and fresh pasta.


The low-down

Sour cream with paprika, freshly filled ravioli, and steaming bowls of goulash - there’s a new pop-up coming to Kentish town, where Eastern European food is topped off with a generous helping of Italian influence.

Pasta n’ Goulash, an Italian-Hungarian pop up created by a husband and wife duo, will now be doling out their heartiest dishes from their newest home in Tolli, a neighbourhood Italian deli. It follows the pair’s successful month-long Holborn residency last winter, which saw them warming the cockles of city workers in and around Red Lion Square.

Now, those in Zone 2 will be able to get stuck into their blend of Eastern European and Mediterranean recipes, like:

  • Goulash in a crusty bread bowl
  • Marhapörkölt beef stew with dumplings and pickles (from mid-April)
  • Chicken paprikash
  • Liptauer (a spicy cheese spread)
  • Aubergine spreads
  • Charcuterie and cheese board with a selection from both countries
  • Fresh hand-made ravioli and gnocchi with 6 different fillings such as mushroom, ricotta, basil and ricotta, honey and pecorino, tomato and mozzarella, and pumpkin.

You’ll also be able to try their first Hungaro-Italian fusion vegetable stew; Lecsó Peperonata, which sounds like a natural match, both stews in their original forms using plenty of red and yellow peppers, garlic and olive oil. If you’re keen to give it a go, bear in mind you’ll only be able to catch Pasta n’ Goulash on alternate weekends, so take note of the dates.


More about Pasta n Goulash

Where is it? Tolli Cafe, 327 Kentish Town Rd, London NW5 2TJ

When? 25-26 March, 8-9 and 22-23 April, 6-7 May, 12-11pm

Find out more: Visit Pasta n’ Goulash’s website or follow them on Twitter @pastaNgoulash.

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