Sicilian Feast: Evoluzione, Kensington

Sicilian Feast at Evoluzione, Kensington

Last Wednesday at the office I was counting down the minutes to 6pm to grab my coat and dash to West London to attend the launch of the Guest Chef events at Evoluzione, the slick and modern restaurant of Hotel Xenia.

With the exciting promise to take the palates of sophisticated Londoners through a culinary Italian journey from South to North over the next few months, the team was welcoming the first Italian Guest Chef of the series to its kitchen: Michelin star-awarded Pietro D’Agostino.

I met up with fellow Nuffnang bloggers and Zomato foodies Jaime, Jasiminne, Lucy, Hannah, Lucy and Alida and a glass of Prosecco in hand we chatted about all things fine dining and blogging until we were whisked away to our seats for what I can only describe as a Sicilian feast.

Plate after plate of delicate gorgeous food was placed before me, and glasses of Italian wine waltzed in with each new dish from starters to mains to desserts – yes, those are all plurals I’m using. Just look at the below:

King Prawns at Evoluzione

King Prawns with onions salad, almond and orange sauce

Seafood Ravioli at Evoluzione 1

Seafood Ravioli at Evoluzione 2

Seafood Ravioli, capers, wild fennel and pistachio

Turbot at Evoluzione

Turbot with artichoke, calamari and aubergine roasted

This Wonder at Evoluzione

This wonder of a dessert, hiding a secret heart of citrus fruits

and this other Wonder at Evoluzione

and this other wonder of praline perfection!

Evoluzione at Hotel Xenia, Kensington

All in all we were treated to no less than seven delicious separate courses, not including welcome appetizers and handmade pastries, and four stunning Italian wines so, will you believe me if I tell you that the evening is priced at £65 a head? Absolute steal! I’m definitely considering heading back, probably in May when my Mom will visit.

The next Italian Guest Chef event will be held on April 21st, and it’s only every six weeks so don’t miss out!
Grab a ticket before they’re all gone.

Evoluzione, Hotel Xenia
Open through the week 12pm to 10.30pm
160 Cromwell Road, London SW5 OTL

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March 18, 2015

It was a really lovely night - thank you for helping me with my food photography! x

Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

March 21, 2015

Awesome photos, Jesse. I am trying not to lick my screen now. <3

March 22, 2015

It was lovely to see you again, it really had been too long. I had a really wonderful night and you captured it perfectly. As always stunning pictures. Thank you for inviting me Lucy x

March 24, 2015

Thank you for your lovely comments Jasiminne, Honey and Lucy! It definitely was a fun evening and such delicious food! Slowly getting there with my photography, I feel like I've learned a lot in a year, so really happy for the kind words.

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