A cocktail and canapé evening provided the perfect introduction to Stratford Upon Avon’s latest gastro haunt, marking the arrival of Marco Pierre White’s restaurant – Marco’s New York Italian.
Alive with entertainers, mixologists, DJs and a glittery covered outdoor area, the launch evening was bursting with the energy and created an exciting atmosphere to taste the Italian inspired cocktails available on the menu which included: Italian Mojito, Negroni and Espresso Martini.
As a treat for all foodie fans, Marco was in residence himself that evening, personally endorsing the restaurant and hosting the opportunity to talk with him and have autographs/photographs.
The restaurant has a contemporary feel yet set in a Tudor building (as is synonymous with Stratford), and provides an intimate and welcoming ambience. Borne from Marco’s love for the American food scene and influenced by his Italian heritage, the restaurant fuses both elements together to bring you the New York Italian concept. Some of the vegetarian dishes on offer include: Goat’s Cheese Arancini Risotto Fritters Tomato & Basil Salsa, Penne Pomodoro and Gorgonzola, Chicory & Pear Salad Walnut Dressing.
Seeing as a trip to neither New York or Italy are on the cards right now, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to sampling both in quintessentially English Stratford Upon Avon in the near future. With one of those divine cocktails – of course!
Disclosure: This post has been written following a kind invitation from Marco's Stratford. This review was conducted honestly without bias and I was not required to produce a positive review. For further details of my PR policy, please see the Press, PR & Food Writing page of this website.