Sprezzatura, a new pasta bar making fresh semolina pasta daily opens tomorrow on Camden Market, where Grantham's café used to be. Open seven days a week from 12:00 - 22:00, none of the dishes will cost over €10, so whether you want a quick, inexpensive lunch or dinner, or want to order all the food, it sounds like it's going to tick the box.
Sprezzatura say they're focusing on Italian ideas using the best Irish ingredients, and their extensive suppliers list reads like a who's who of Irish food. Amongst the names listed are Killenure Dexter beef, Andarl Pork, Kilkenny Rose veal, Achill lamb, Skeganore duck and chicken, Goatsbridge trout and caviar, Harty and Kelly oysters, Lough Neagh smoked eel, Mooncoin beetroot, Ballymakenny broccoli and potatoes, and cheeses will come from Durrus, Toonsbridge or St Tola.
They're going big on sustainability, with all drinks on tap (meaning no glass or plastic bottles), all packaging compostible, and only renewable energy being used. They're also completely paperless, with menus written on blackboards, no receipts and no kitchen dockets, and they're using Wicklow rapeseed oil instead of importing olive oil, something that may prove controversial to the anti-rapeseed brigade. They're also planning on keeping food waste to a minimum by selling 'trash pasta' at lunchtime, made using any off cuts and extras. Sprezzatura opens tomorrow at 12:00 and their website should be live by the end of the week.