Cheltenham’s thriving culinary scene is about to get a tasty new Italian addition when Carluccio’s opens its doors on Regent Street on Friday 22 May 2015.
SoGlos spoke to the man behind the business, Italian culinary great Antonio Carluccio, to find out what diners can expect to discover when the eatery’s first Gloucestershire outpost welcomes customers later this month.
Our location is very important to us. We did a lot of research and we are pleased to have found this spot on Regent Street for our new Carluccio’s in Cheltenham.
We offer a fresh, modern approach to Italian dining. At Carluccio’s you will always receive a good reception, good food, a lovely atmosphere and affordable prices.
Carluccio’s cuisine contemplates all the regions and the menu changes seasonally. You’ll find delicious food matched with regional Italian drinks.
Simplicity is always the key, in addition to following my personal motto ‘MOF, MOF’ – minimum of fuss, maximum of flavour.
One extremely popular dish is Penne Giardiniera, which is one I created some time ago. We decided to turn its popularity into helping a charity and 50p from each dish sold is donated to Action Against Hunger. To date it has collected a staggering £1.5million.
Pasta, tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs.
Extremely well. Making sure that the majority of ingredients are directly imported from Italy and the rest found locally, particularly the meat and fish.
Yes it does. Italian natives are a sociable bunch and this is resonated in everything we offer from the communal tables to the sharing boards and brunch offerings.
The variety. Pasta is, of course, a signature offering but we have something for everyone, from fresh fish and steaks for two, to deli snacks and antipasti, to cakes and pastries and indulgent desserts.
Yes, Jamie did undertake training in my restaurant. It’s great to see that he has applied the formula of simplicity to a vast range of his recipes.
For more information see Carluccio’s or call (01242) 222026 after it opens on Friday 22 May 2015.
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