For a marriage of Southern European and Ashkenazi inspired food Jago, Shoreditch, is the place to be.
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Okay, we’ve heard of combining cuisines, but Ashkenazi inspired (that’s kind of psuedo jewish fare)/ Southern European is certainly a new one! Meet Jago, Shoreditch’s newest restaurant combining these two distinctive world foods set up at London’s newest creative hub ‘Second Home’.
Looking at the CV’s of minds behind Jago, it becomes slightly clearer as to why the menu is centred around these two unusually paired cuisines: In the red corner (aka the kitchen) we have Louis Solley, former head chef of Middle Eastern food institution Ottolenghi, in the blue corner we have Hugo Thurston, former general manager of Morito.
Open for breakfast lunch and dinner, all of Jago’s quirky plates are created with specially sourced ingredients that bring out the best in their respective cuisines. Start the day off with a plate of fresh figs, goats curd, honey and toasted coriander, before moving on to the flexible all day a la carte menu when lunchtime/ dinner rolls around.
Salads and grills change regularly, with dishes such as cured cucumber, dill, anchovies, sour cream and paprika and a miso marinated onglet being the norm. Onto seasonal plates, the likes of stewed octopus with roasted fennel and lovage yoghurt is a highlight, whilst the braised lamb with dates, carrots, black olives and parsley picada is sure to be an instant hit.
Second Home is the new business network set up in Shoreditch, whose aim is to bring together a network of innovative and cutting edge business within their super stylish art deco walls. Jago is the sites first restaurant, set up in a stylish ‘greenhouse bubble’ that extends beyond the façade of the building, with industrial touches inside lending a modern twist to the décor.
Jago, Second Home, 68—80 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL
For more information visit jagorestaurant.com