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Monica Galetti is opening Mere restaurant on Charlotte Street

06/02/17 - Updated with opening date and menu details

She's currently best known as a MasterChef Professionals judge and before that, Monica Galetti was the senior sous chef at Le Gavroche, where she'd been for 2 years. Next up is her own restaurant called Mere in Fitzrovia.

Here's what we know:

  • It's a joint production between Monica Galetti and her sommelier husband David Galetti - so you can expect a great deal of attention on the wine list.
  • It's a two-level affair, with a ground floor bar for 20 and a basement restaurant for 60 more
  • The bar will have cocktails and snacks, with a more traditional restaurant downstairs
  • The name comes from a combination of the French word for Mother and the Samoan word for Mary, Galetti's mother.

As for the menu itself, it'll be a highly seasonal affair, created in conjunction with Head Chef Renée Miller. There will be six choices per course that will be changed regularly. For the launch, expect:

  • Scallop – Black Curry, Basmati, Lime, Kumquat and Puffed Rice
  • Squab – Roast Breast, Confit Leg Pastilla, Cauliflower, Rhubarb and Ras el Hanout
  • Citrus and Yogurt – Blood Orange Mousse, Yogurt Sorbet, Lemon Confit, Sparkling Grapefruit.

And the bar will also have a seasonal cocktail list, kicking things off with:

  • Sauvelle Martini – Lillet White, Sauvelle crafted Vodka, Lime Juice, Sage
  • Rum Passion – Passoa, Havana Club 3 Years Old, Cranberry, Strawberries, Violet Syrup
  • Margarita – Tequila El Jimador, Cointreau, Lime Juice  

 

More about Mere

Where is it? 74 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QH

When does it open? Open now

How to book a table: Book online

Find out more: Visit the Mere website and follow Monica Galetti on Twitter @MGaletti01.

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