La Bodega Negra in London’s Soho, has announced its reopening alongside the appointment of Gustavo Giallonardo as head chef.
The venue, which serves Mexcian inspired dishes, has said its street level ‘Upstairs at La Bodega’ will reopen on 15 June whilst the original venue ‘La Bodega Negra’ will follow on 22 June.
Giallonardo, has created a “modern Mexican food offering”, in keeping with La Bodega Negra’s ethos of “using the freshest, in-season produce whilst reinventing Mexican cuisine for the contemporary palate”.
Highlights from the menu include ‘Scallop tiradito with serrano, aguachile and kohlrabi’, ‘Taco al pastor, pineapple pico de gallo and salsa verde’, ‘Pork chop with pasilla negra salsa and sweet potato’ and a ‘Black mole quesadilla with truffle, Monterey cheese and salsa verde’.
Giallonardo commenced his career in Buenos Aires whereby he “honed his skills” working in five different restaurants, including La Biblio, in the capital before departing for Europe.
Following a year in Spain working at Madrid’s La Corte and Barcelona’s Restaurante Druida, Gustavo made the move to London where he has worked since.
In 2017 he won ‘Best Bar food menu of the year’ during his tenure at Oriole in London, by the Class Bar Awards.