This Hungarian Italian pop up has ‘popped up’ twice in the last 6 months and I have been lucky enough to go along to both!
The first location was in Holborn last November where I attended a blogger event to see what they had to offer. The venue was wonderfully bijou, with mismatched chairs and dark wood furniture. We were given Prosecco on arrival followed by matched wines to accompany the 4 course set menu.
First course then (as was our choice the second time too) was Hungarian-Italian charcuterie board and cheeses with pickles and bread. The mixture of cheese and meats were fantastic and with the tangy and hot pickles an amazing starter to this feast.
Second course was traditional Hungarian goulash served in a bread bowl. So hearty and filling (to say the very least) and packed with succulent beef and doughy dumplings.
If I had known what we were having next I may have eaten less bread. Next up was pasta (small tubes like macaroni) cooked in a flaming Parmesan wheel. The flavour was so rich and creamy and with added sausage and potato, this was another fabulously filling course.Final course on this first visit to pasta n goulash was, what can only be described as, chocolate fingers but filled with quark like cheese. These were so delicious and have to be tried to be believed.
Our second visit to Pasta n goulash was at their new venue in Kentish Town. This time we got to experience the a la crate menu and had the opportunity to choose some different dishes to last time.
As mentioned we indulged again in the amazing meat and cheese board. For main courses we had chicken paprikash served with dumplings and honey and pecorino ravioli served in a Parmesan crisp.
The desert of choice this time round was another corker! Gnocchi filled with Nutella, served hot topped with chocolate and this is me with my ‘oh my god this is amazing’ face
What a treat of a pop up created with love and passion. Thanks so much to our hosts Tamas and Agata for their very kind hospitality on both occasions. We luckily dined as their guests and this blog post is all my own opinions.
Thanks folks 💋