At the end of last year we announced there would be some great surprises to watch out for in 2018.
We are really excited to unveil our very first one! In the last few weeks we have been really busy organising our first special event of the year.
We are really pleased to invite you to A Sardinian Feast in East London on 1st March!
Our chef Carlo designed a tempting menu boasting some of the best Sardinian ingredients to delight your senses and get your teeth into understanding the breadth and variety of flavours, scents, and aromas this amazing island has to offer through a tasty four course meal.
The experience wouldn’t be complete without wine, so we have carefully selected a set of excellent wines to complement the flavours of each dish on the menu.
Here’s a a preview of the dinner’s menu:
Sardinian Feast Menu
4 dishes: £40. With wine pairings: £60
Pane Guttiau e olive
Sardinian crisp bread toasted with olive oil, sea salt and herbs & olives
Melanzane alla sulcitana (V)
Layers of fried aubergines, tomatoes, pecorino and softened carasau bread, served warm.
Salumi e formaggi di pecora e capra
Sheep and goat cured meats and cheese
*Anastasia, Sardegna Semidano DOC, Mogoro (90 ml)*
Culurgiones con sugo al pomodoro e menta (V)
Homemade Sardinian ravioli filled with potato, mint and pecorino in a rich tomato and mint sauce.
Macarrones de busa alla sarda
Sardinian artisan maccaroni pasta with pork and saffron ragu’
*Monte Santu, IGT, Poderosa (90ml)*
Spiedini di agnello da latte e carciofi alle mandorle
Lamb and fresh artichokes skewers with almonds
Panadinas ai carciofi (V)
Sardinian pie with fresh artichokes
*Keramos Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva, Soletta (90 ml)*
Mustazzolus con zabaione alla Vernaccia e pere allo zafferano (V)
Layers of homemade Sardinian biscuits and Vernaccia infused zabaione with saffron pears.
*Romangia IGT Moscadeddu, Dettori 2012 (50ml)*
This is a ticketed event. Places are obviously limited and tickets are now available for purchase in advance at the restaurant or online via Eventbrite.
The Sardinian Feast will start at 6 pm and will last for the whole evening. Please select your time of arrival when buying your ticket to help us provide a good service to all guests.
We look forward to celebrate Sardinia with you all on this special night on 1st March!
2017 has been a very busy year, especially thanks to our Grand Tour, our foodie journey across Italian culture, tradition and taste. We have explored each regional speciality with our weekly specials with a mixture or curiosity and nostalgia, always learning more about the local flavours, ingredients and cooking methods, and hopefully sharing this knowledge and passion over to you.
Thank you for appreciating all our hard work!
All our team would like to thank you all for your continuous and kind support over 2017, you are inspiring us to do better all the time, so get ready for the New Year, there will be a lot of surprises to look forward to, starting with a tempting Grand Tour of Sardinia in January..
Stay tuned with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on our website for updates!
We wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you in the New Year. May this Christmas bring your way plenty of reasons to smile.
Please note our Holiday Closing Days:
From 24th Dec 2017 until 2nd Jan 2018.
See you on the 3rd January!
"Locavore" is probably one of the most trendy foodie terms right now. In Italy, though, this is simply the way it has been for centuries. Italian food is a simple cuisine based on the freshest ingredients available and its dishes are deeply rooted in the Italian culture, with recipes usually passed down between generations and treasured for their authentic origins.
There is a detailed, fascinating painting of history, customs and trends for the myriad of popular Italian delicacies and dishes across the different regions and cities.
This is what inspired our Grand Tour, a foodie journey across culture, tradition and taste. We have explored each regional speciality with a mixture or curiosity and nostalgia, always learning more about the local flavours, ingredients and cooking methods.
To recap the second part of this food travelling, we can imagine a crawl from the most southern tip up along the Adriatic coast and high up the Dolomites.
Sipping Primitivo in Puglia, we ate creamy burrata with truffle, orecchiette with octopus and super filling bombette. Molise offered simple but amazing flavours, with a superb fiatone filled with salami, pecorino and goat cheese and crioli with walnut and baccala’. Going up along the coast and across the mountains of the park of Abruzzo, we discovered the delicate taste of their Pecorino wine, while eating a luscious millefeuille filled with zabaione and fresh figs. In the Marche region our palate felt an enveloping softness and a sensation of long lasting fullness thanks to Verdicchio di Matelica’s typical bitter almond aftertaste. Continuing the journey up north, along the beaches of Romagna and inland across the Pianura Padana we reached the region that is arguably considered the cradle of Italian food: Emilia Romagna, with its cured meats and delightful tortellini. More fresh pasta goodness awaited us on the other side of the Pianura Padana: delicious casoncelli were certainly the stars of the show in Lombardia, even better when accompanied by a good glass of Trebbiano di Lugana directly from the banks of Lake Garda. A bite of creamy sbrisolona crumble tart and we were ready to climb the Alps. Up in the Dolomites, Trentino Alto Adige greeted us with their South Tyrolean aperitif Hugo, fresh and sparkling like their mountain streams. On the other side of the Dolomites, risotto with langoustine and a Sacher Torte of Austrian influence treated us to a great meal. Our tour in mainland Italy couldn’t end in better style: Venice and the Veneto region awaited us with sparkling Prosecco and cicchetti di baccalà mantecato e polenta.
What a journey! We’ll take a little break in December, when the Christmas atmosphere will rule, until our holidays.
But don’t worry, our gourmet travel is not over: a Grand Tour of Sardegna is coming in January, get ready to explore its rich flavours for a whole month with us!
Summer is well over, the temperature has dropped, days are getting shorter, leaves are changing colour… Autumn is definitely here and we have some exciting news: our New Autumn Menu is set to launch on Wednesday 18th October!
Since the cold days started, we have been searching for new seasonal ingredients, testing new recipes and innovating old ones. All the research works for our Grand Tour has also been an amazing source of inspiration, an incredible opportunity to apply our creativity to the immense Italian gastronomic heritage through a full insight on traditional flavours.
Get ready to celebrate the cold months with us, we will reveal some of the dishes soon! But believe us, it is worth getting excited for!
We’ll be offering brand new, hearty, full-flavoured dishes designed to keep you warm and delight your senses.
Long-standing favourites will still be on the menu, including, among others, our popular melanzane alla parmigiana and pappardelle with wildboar ragout, no doubt!
Call us to book a table now and be one of the first to try the tasty New Autumn Menu, there will be a little reward for you! To thank you for “test-tasting” our New Menu, from the 18th to the 31st October we’ll be giving a discount of 20% off food to apply on your bill on your next visit.
We are counting down to the launch of our new Menu! What are you waiting for? Book your table now!
Terms and conditions apply:
– Please present the original bill with the discount code to our staff on your next visit – before asking for your bill.
– 20% discount applies to food only, drinks are excluded
– This discount is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, menu, or set menu.
– Offer valid Monday – Friday, excludes weekends.
– One voucher per table/bill transaction.
– No substitute available. Not for resale. No cash value.
– Offer ends on 30/11/2017.
From the various types of sun-blessed grapes and grains covering Italy’s hillsides, to the beautiful olive trees and often priceless tubers rooted for centuries in its rich soils, produce depicts a very detailed culinary map of the Italian mainland, as well as seafood-blessed beaches and islands.
Always synonym for good food, boasting a unique explosion of flavours, scents, and aromas, as well as one of the most famous cuisines in the world, Italy also offers an immense variety of different regional dishes and recipes. Arguably more than anywhere else in the world, food is remarkably site specific there, providing a great excuse to get out, explore and eat.
This is how the Grand Tour started at Mora Restaurant, a journey through Italy’s enogastronomic culture, in search of ancient recipes, genuine products, and simple food inspired by classic Italian cooking and innovative creations. Our aim is to explore Italy with our customers, through the flavours and perfumes of its gastronomic treasures, by offering a set of weekly special dishes inspired by each of the regions.
We started high up in the heart of the Alps, with its unmistakable mountain flavours, the fontina cheese and the herbs from Valle d’Aosta, crawling down towards the Barolo hills of Piemonte to eat amazing ravioli and hazelnuts desserts, tasting the fishermen soup (buridda) in Liguria, having a bite of sweet panforte in Toscana. Stopping in each region for about a fortnight, we kept going down the western side of the peninsula, eating lake fish specialities in Umbria, getting to Rome (all the roads lead there, don’t they?) to savour gnocchi alla romana among other renowned specialities from Lazio, and then to Campania to taste amazing seafood dishes and golden-crusted mozzarella in carrozza. Our trip got spicy in Calabria, with ‘nduja and all its chilly-based recipes, and then dark and luscious in Sicily with cuttlefish and black ink risotto, and almond and pistachios delicacies. We have reached the most southern tip of the Italian boot, and it’s now time to move up along the other coast, just after our current stop in Basilicata and its simple but hearty cuisine.
Come and join us in this amazing foodie journey across Italy!
London Food Link is the voice for good food in London. Part of Sustain; the alliance for better food and farming, the network was created 12 years ago to help people bring about change in the capital’s food system. Over this time they have shared stories, celebrated the best and launched projects and campaigns to support 100’s of small producers, community groups and individuals on their quest to make London’s food better for people and the planet. This includes publishing their free magazine – the Jellied Eel – and running events such as Get Connected and Urban Food Fortnight to connect those passionate about good food in London.
At Mora we share the same values of quality, taste and sustainability, so we’ve decided to support their cowdfunding campaign aimed at revitalising their magazine and digital service, by donating 4 vouchers for dining at out cosy little restaurant in Leytonstone.
Pledge £50 to their crowdfunder page to get one of the few left! Hurry up, the campaign ends on 13th July!
A warm breeze, clear blue skies, sunshine…
We know summer days can get very hot, so we’ve been busy creating fresh new treats to fill you up without slowing you down, perfect for the warmer weekend lunches. Feast your eyes on our new dishes bringing to memory the flavours of Italian summers!
Come and try our Pranzo d’estate, our new Summer Weekend Lunch Set Menu, available every Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 pm.
*Sample Set Lunch Menu*
Crocchette di melanzane (V)
Gambero piccante con fregola
Spicy Prawn with fregola
Insalata pantesca (V)
Potato salad, with olives, capers, onions and tomatoes
Ravioli di haddock affumicato e mascarpone con salsa di pomodoro fresco
Homemade smoked haddock and mascarpone ravioli in fresh tomato sauce
Paccheri con melanzane, mandorle e pomodorini (V)
Paccheri with aubergine, almonds and cherry tomatoes
Petto di pollo alla griglia con olio al rosmarino e patate arrosto
Grilled chicken breast in rosemary-infused oil with roast potatoes
Traditional mascarpone cream with coffee-soaked sponge fingers
Artisan Ice Creams and Sorbets
Selection of ice creams and sorbets from Award Winner La Gelatiera in East Village, Stratford (lagelatiera.co.uk)
Macedonia di frutta fresca
Fresh fruit salad
2 courses £18
3 courses £23
And don’t miss our amazing range of aperitifs to make the most of your weekend treat!