Right before I took off for Tahiti, I managed to squeeze in one more foodie splurge here in London by attending a mozzarella masterclass on Saturday the 4th of May at Mayfair Italian fine dining restaurant, Sartoria. The class was a kick off of the aptly named Savile Row restaurant’s “Mozzarella Month” offering refined and eager palates the chance to go big with one of Italy’s most delectable exports.
The masterclass – conducted by Head Chef Lukas Pfaff and his mozzarella supplier, Andrea Livi of Bianca la Bufala – was a delicious opportunity to learn all about and sample fresh, top of the line mozzarella di buffala along with a range of similar southern Italian cheeses such as smoky scamorza, proper pizza topper fiordilatte, and gorgeously creamy burrata.
I don’t think Sartoria is going to hosting another mozz session anytime soon, but I got the impression the restaurant organises tasty stuff like this for its patrons on a fairly regular basis. Whatever the case, for fans of well prepared and presented Italian cuisine, this is a fashionable place to keep in mind. And it should be noted there’s still plenty of yummy reason for bufalo mozzarella lovers to visit Sartoria this month.
Sartoria’s May menu features a whole “treccia” – a two kilogram plaited mozzarella – is available for the rest of this month to parties of eight people, priced at £80 and served alongside grilled Mediterranean vegetables. Alternatively diners could opt for 125g of sliced treccia for £11 per person. Giant braided slabs of artisan cheese or not, an experience at Sartoria is to be savoured.
Sartoria is located at 20 Savile Row, W1S 3PR. Visit the restaurant online at sartoria-restaurant.co.uk.