Legendary West London restaurant puts ‘Chicken Kyiv’ on menu to raise money for Ukraine and sells out in two hours

Legendary West London restaurant puts ‘Chicken Kyiv’ on menu to raise money for Ukraine and sells out in two hours

A legendary restaurant in London has brought back Chicken ‘Kyiv’ after 40 years to raise money in support of Ukraine, and the dish sold out in two hours. Il Portico and Pino on West London’s Kensington High Street said the dish would be offered to customers for £15 with £5 going towards helping victims in Ukraine. The famed dining spot is known as London’s “oldest family run restaurant, spanning six decades and four generations.”

In a tweet posted on Monday, James Chiavarini, owner of Il Portico, said: “From today Chicken Kyiv will be back in the menu at Portico for the first time in over 40 years. With every order we will donate £5 to the Red Cross in Ukraine.”

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The idea seemed to be a success as he added the following day he added that the restaurant had sold out within two hours. It comes after a whole host of restaurants and supermarkets have changed dish names to show support for Ukraine. Sainsburys became the first supermarket to rename its chicken Kiev to chicken Kyiv.

The supermarket giant also revealed they would halt the sale of all Russian products in their stores.

In a statement they said: “We stand united with the people of Ukraine. We have reviewed our product range and have decided to remove from sale all products that are 100 per cent sourced from Russia. This means that from today we will no longer sell two products – Russian Standard vodka and Karpayskiye black sunflower seeds.”

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