It's all change at Camden Market this year. We already knew about the huge new Hawley Wharf development that's planned for this summer and now there's a new section of the market, to be called Italian Alley. Essentially it's a grab and graze style affair, celebrating Italian cuisine. Here's what you'll find there
Arch 1 - Brace
Armed with a Josper charcoal oven, this is an Italian take on BBQ - so dishes will include marinated pork skewers and baked aubergine with garlic and parsley.
Arch 2 - Focacceria Nazionale
The focaccia here will see the dough mixed by hand and fermented for three days. Served by the slice choose from toppings like fior di latte mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, salami and ricotta and vegan options too.
Arch 3 - Ciambotta Banquet in a Bun
Billed as "a cross between pizza and bread" these are Italian bread bowls filled with caponatas and stew options like aubergines, sun dried tomatoes & onions; hearty pork & cabbage stew and sausage ragu, cicoria & pecorino cheese.
Arch 4 - Polpetta
Here it's all about the meatball, whether those are chicken chasseur, fried Baccala and potatoes or classic beef ones, slow cooked in tomatoes.
Arch 5 - Semola
Semola or durum wheat is what this arch specialisese in - so yes, it's all about pasta and dishes will include taglioni, butter and asparagus, plin filled with beer marinated lamb shank and gnocchi with sausage ragu and lemon zest.
And if you're thinking about what there is to drink, the whole thing has been built in conjunction with Italian craft beer company Baladin. Each arch will sell a different Baladin beer, chosen to pair with the style of food they serve. There'll also be an exclusive new Italian Alley special, Nazionale, specially brewed for Camden.
There'll be some indoor seating in each arch, but it's mainly an alfresco space with plenty of outdoor, piazza-style seating area, in front of the arches.
More about Italian Alley
Where is it? Stables Market, Camden
When does it open? 11 April 2019
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @italian_alley
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