Celeb restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini (who also happens to be Cheryl Cole's ex), is gearing up to open his first London restaurant Itaku (according to The Standard).
He's talked about opening in London twice before, but this time it looks like it's actually going to happen. He's bringing on chef Ivan Simeoli and also taking over what used to be the chef's previous restaurant, RAW in Fitzrovia. It's going to be mixing Italian and Japanese cuisines (similar to Angelina in Dalston) and on the menu will be:
- Soya milk poached pork belly with baked Umbrian beans
- Miso Cornish monkfish with flamed pumpkin and Tuscan black cabbage
- Sicilian red prawns with black truffle ponzu and shiso
As for drinks, the man in charge of cocktails will be a former American Bar at The Savoy bartender, with drinks including a Bloody Itaku which is Yawataya Isogoro seasoning and yuzu juice.
More about Itaku
Where is it? 110 Great Portland St, London W1W 6PQ
When does it open? 10 February 2022
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