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Morso brings grappa galore and homemade pasta to NW8

What: Morso

In a nutshell: Italian small plates, pasta, and loads of grappa

Summing it all up: The team behind Morso have been biding their time at their Bloomsbury and Holloway Road pop-ups, but now they’ve finally secured a permanent location in NW8 from which to dish out sharing plates, pastas, and cocktails made with their beloved grappa.

 

The low-down

If you’ve popped into Holloway Road’s Vagabond N7 cafe or Gail’s in Bloomsbury in the past year, you may have encountered a little supper club by the name of Morso, who's big on the handmade pasta, and even bigger on the grappa.

Now, the team behind the venture have secured their first ever permanent home in NW8.

We’re loving the sound of plates they'll have on offer, particularly their Organic Egg Yolk Raviolo with homemade ricotta, confit egg yolk butter and parmesan - which really sounds just the job for a heady summer evening. Other standouts include Squid Ink Pappardelle with Crab & Lemon, and Chicken Arrosticini: grilled, marinated chicken thighs served on skewers.

Other menu items include:

  • Burrata and homemade Ricotta Ravioli
  • Pappardelle Nduja
  • Pappardelle Cacio e Pepe
  • Gnocchi with Ragù Genovese
  • Seared Tuna
  • Truffle Arancini
  • Beef Carpaccio

But what’s all this about loads of grappa? Well, Morso is convinced that the distilled grape-based brandy is about to have its moment in the spotlight - “the next revolution in the drink-dine realm after gin & tonic” as they put it - and is more than happy to lead the charge.

By way of a gentle-ish introduction, they’ve conjured up an all-grappa cocktail menu, including a Nonino Spritz with grappa amaro, prosecco and orange, a Grappa Libre with two types of grappa, coke and lime, and a rather fearsome-sounding Grapparita with limoncello, triple sec and rosemary.

Morso - aka Paolo Vernitti, Vanessa Vaz, Barak Peled and Barry McCaughley - have got big hopes for the capital, adding they’re “set on becoming a group of local restaurant-bars across London’s key foodie neighbourhoods and beyond.” For now though, they’ll be focusing on introducing the good folks of NW8 to the wonders of grappa.

 

More about Morso

Where is it? NW8 (Address TBC)

When does it open? June/July 2018

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Instagram @morsolondon.

 

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