London to welcome first ever halloumi-themed restaurant in November
This November, for one week only, Londoners will be able to say ‘Hallou-mi!’ to the latest pop-up restaurant with halloumi in every course on the menu.
This exciting new venture has been launched by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation as a way of showcasing their national cheese and entice people to visit the island.
Located in trendy Hoxton in partnership with 100 Hoxton, the restaurant will open for one week only on Monday November 13th.
Created especially for the event by executive chef Francis Puyat, the menu comprises an array of halloumi-inspired dishes including:
- Halloumi and cauliflower fritters with a lime pickle yoghurt.
- A fresh grilled courgette and halloumi salad with fennel, pine nuts, harissa, honey & lemon.
- A chargrilled halloumi flatbread with butternut & dukkah spices.
- Crumbed halloumi fingers with a tomato chilli jam.
Diners can also choose one of two Cypriot inspired cocktails by mixologist Chad Canning formerly of Nopi: a harissa Bloody Mary or a Cilantro & Ginger Martini.
Diners will be able to try each dish individually or opt for the full tasting experience with every item on a sharing platter for two people, priced at £26.
“The Cyprus Tourism Organisation is delighted to have the opportunity to showcase the versatility of Cypriot halloumi,” UK director, Orestis Rossides, said.
“Halloumi is Cyprus’ most popular cheese and we’re so excited to be able to bring a key element of Cypriot culture to our pop up venture with 100 Hoxton.”
Diners will be able to book for dinner from Monday to Friday 17:00-22:00, plus brunch on Saturday and Sunday 11:00-15:00, before it disappears on November 19th.
Andrew Zilouf, director of 100 Hoxton, said: “As lovers of innovative food, we were thrilled to partner with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation for this project and have worked really hard to create a menu that we hope is both inspiring and delicious!”
To make a booking, visit the official website.