He’s been a hit with Londoners ever since he opened his restaurant in London’s Fitzrovia, and now Canary Wharf is lucky enough to experience his unique way of dining.
For his latest creation, Scottish chef Nico Simeone will be serving diners in the business district a fish and chip themed menu at his brand new Six by Nico restaurant. ‘The Chippie’ features the likes of Irn Bru sorbet and a deep-fried Mars Bar for dessert.
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No idea is too strange for Nico, who’s previously created dishes based on circuses, a Mad Hatter’s tea party, New York, Route 66, his childhood and his proud Italian heritage.. But his fish and chip creation holds a special place in his heart.
The new fish and chip tasting menu is inspired by Nico’s Scottish-Italian family fish and chip shop back in Glasgow, which was first opened by his grandparents after they moved there from Italy – since then the fish and chip shop has been passed down from generation to generation.
Nico told the food blogger site, Edinburgers last year: “The Chippie was originally designed to bring a sense of fun and nostalgia, and when talking to our team and Six by Nico community about which menu we wanted to re-open with, it was clear we wanted to bring those feelings back.
“When we launched our restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh, The Chippie was hugely popular so not only does this mean our existing customers get the opportunity to experience a new version, but it gives us the chance to share it with even more people the second time around.”
Canary Wharf is Nico’s largest restaurant to date and caters for up to 180 diners including outside and inside the bar.
The six-course menu begins with chips and cheese served with parmesan, curry oil and crisp potato terrine, followed by scampi with monkfish cheek, dill, peas and beurre blanc, then it’s steak pie with burnt onion ketchup, mushroom duxelle and a ‘meaty salsa’.
The final three dishes feature a fish supper with a beer emulsion and pickled mussels, smoked sausage with black pudding and of course ends with a deep fried mars bar with Irn Bru sorbet.
Nico has also provided a vegetarian option for those who don’t eat meat. Considering it’s London and tasting menus are normally highly priced, both of Nico’s menus cost a reasonable £37.
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He is aware that he wants to make his food as accessible as possible for diners, and this shows from the affordable prices of his food.
Nico told Big Hospitality in 2019: “Tasting menus are often viewed as a more formal and expensive dining option, and I wanted to turn that notion on its head.”
Each six-course tasting menu is switched up by Nico every six weeks, and The Chippie will be served at Canary Wharf until Sunday, 19 September.
Six by Nico has been hugely popular across the UK, with branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Manchester, Liverpool – and we can see why.
To find out more about Nico’s story, head to the Six by Nico website.
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