A slice of Buenos Aires is coming to London as chef Fernando Trocca brings his restaurant Sucre, a regular on the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list, to Soho this summer. He’s taking over the ground floor of the former home of the London College of Music (it’s the same landlords as Clerkenwell’s Sessions House so you get an idea of how epic the space is), with the restaurant itself sitting in what was the concert hall – that means high ceilings and lots of grandeur.
Trocca has been a big champion of open-fire cooking and that’ll continue in London, with a wood oven and fireplace at the heart of the Sucre’s open kitchen. You can expect dishes like ox cheek quesadilla, hispi cabbage with burnt onion & blue cheese, scallop tiradito with jalapeno & pomegranate, monkfish tail with XO sauce & black beans, and half chicken ‘al Ladrillo’ with onion fondue.
Sucre’s original head bartender Tato Giovanonni is joining the party too, opening cocktail bar Abajo underneath the London restaurant. It’ll be a distinct venue in its own right with industrial decor and an ‘inside out’ bar where you’ll be able to see just how all the drinks, like the Pink & Bitter (Distillation of Fernet Branca, Coke, fresh cherries & pink grapefruit soda), Something Yellow (Altos Tequila, Strega, banana & turmeric) and Something Orange (Abasolo whisky, Nixta corn liqueur, sweet corn, peanut & pumkin chicha), are made.
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