Category Archives: Harry’s Bar

Celebrating the remarkable Elena Salvoni

I love a modest hero. Such a person is Elena Salvoni, a London-born Italian who was the first woman to become a maître d’ in London’s lively Soho restaurant scene. It was Elena Salvoni, more than any before her, who … Continue reading

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Posted in Asparagus, Harry's Bar, Negroni, Nonna's Cooking, Proscuitto Crudo, Risotto, Southern Italy, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Lentils, Shiny Gold and Strong Hopes

‘Turn out the lights, the party’s over They say that, ‘All good things must end’ Let’s call it a night, the party’s over And tomorrow starts the same old thing again’ So sang Willie Nelson. One year ends and another … Continue reading

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Posted in AOC, Baccala, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Capon, Caponisation, Cheese, Chicken, Choucroute, Cipriani, DOP Basilico Genovese, Fermented Foods, Foie Gras, Fruits Glace, Game, Genoa, Harry's Bar, Label Rouge, Pecorino Romagna, Pesto alla Genovese, Pesto alla Genovese, pied de Porc, Polenta, Poulet, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet Fermier, Poulet Fermiers, Real Italy, Rice, Risotto, Salt Cod, Simple Food, Stocks and Stock Making, supermarkets, Trotters, Venice, Walk with Joy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Beatrice’s Flaming Risotto

Time’s come to write about risotto again. Inspired by a not-for-me risotto served in a trendy and otherwise good restaurant, we got around to talking rice. Red wine risotto is a challenge which starts with its off-putting colour. To be … Continue reading

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Posted in Alcohol, Batterie, Beef, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Classic Rice Dishes, Harry's Bar, London Dining, Memories, Po Valley, Real Italy, Rice, Risotto, Stocks and Stock Making, Uncategorized, Veal, Venice, Vitellone, Wild Funghi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments