Described as ‘generally brilliant’ by famed Chef Yotam Ottolenghi, Nicole made the headlines in the UK after her move from Head Chef at Ottolenghi’s Soho restaurant, Nopi, to make school dinners for over 500 children each day at one of London’s public schools.
Nicole Pisani will be flying in with a team from London and will be putting up a great culinary feast at Palazzo tal-Virtu in Rabat, between the 3rd and the 5th June.
“I always want, in the end, to go back to the basics of the food we enjoy and how we eat. Back to nature, to the sea and to the earth, and for me back to my roots, which is where I call home. Food is for sharing, and nowhere more so than Malta.” Said Nicole.
Nicole will be accompanied by Cheryl-Lynne Booth who worked as sous-chef at the popular Riding House Cafe in London before joining Nicole at Gayhurst Community School, as well her ex-colleague and good friend, Pierre Malouf, front of house for the famed London restaurant, Nopi. Together with a team here on the ground, they are creating a feast for the culinary senses. First in a series of three themed Salt Butter Bones, the upcoming event will be a feast of Fish.
A team of publishers will also be flying down to document the event and capture it in pictures as Nicole was keen for this feast in Malta to be the basis of her next book, Salt Butter Bones. Nicole published her first cookbook in 2015 called Magic Soup, featuring some favourite recipes from home including soppa tal-armla.
“I’m really happy about the feedback we have received so far. The interest and support has been overwhelming. I have been looking for an excuse to come back and cook in Malta for a while and am really excited to see things unfold.”