26 September 2016

Savurè, an Italian restaurant in Shoreditch

How many artisan pasta labs have you come across? Not many, I'm sure. But that's what Savurè offers - a taste of Turin in the heart of Shoreditch, with pasta made fresh on site. 

At Savure they aim to teach you about different types of pasta - their website, as in their Shoreditch branch - is interactive, telling you about the composition and origin. I'm not gonna lie, I felt pretty ignorant for not realising that each type of pasta hails from a specific region of Italy.

In a rush? Or just feeling... lazy? Savure also offers fresh pasta to go. Dreamy.

When we went to the launch a few weeks ago we had a sampling menu, which meant we got to try a variety of pastas. Carbs, on carbs, on carbs. It suited us just fine.

An example of the pastas on offer

Here is the menu we were provided with on the night - just a taster of the pastas on offer. A full menu can be found here.

And these were our surroundings - pasta yellow, tomato-hued accents, and lights shaped like colanders. 

First up, Agnolotti (a ravioli type pasta) filled with meat, with crumbly Parmesan sprinkled on top.

Next up, Tarjarin (pasta made with egg yolks, not great for your cholesterol but absolutely delicious) with a Ragu sauce.

With a sprig of rosemary. This was fantastic. Quite rich, but so tasty.

Now I blame the lighting for how luminous this looks...

This was our gnocchi, smothered in fresh pesto and pine nuts.

I struggle with the texture of gnocchi - it just feels like stodge to me, unfortunately, and it's extremely heavy. The pesto was divine, though, but I passed on the pine nuts...

A sip or two of wine (each pasta dish was paired with a wine, if you fancied it. I was unwell so just stuck with one glass throughout. Simply unheard of from me). 

And then the final course. The piece de resistance. Chickpea malloreddus with rosemary-infused extra virgin olive oil. 

This was the best. Something so simple, but so incredible. The chickpea pasta was really light and flavoursome, and the rosemary olive oil was delicate. Not at all overpowering.

Food devoured, here's a look around the space.

Savure's own pasta product cards, with information about its origin and how to prepare it. 

Wines that were paired with our pasta

You can watch as they prepare the pasta. Which is fun.

And here was some of the pasta, ready to go. Looking gooooood.

There's no getting around it, Savure is delicious. Possibly oddly-placed - it doesn't seem quirky enough for Shoreditch, I imagine it sitting better on Upper Street, or even South-West - but I am definitely behind authentic Italian cuisine which focuses on fresh, delicious ingredients.


Savure London is now open on 20 Paul Street, EC2A 4JH. The nearest station is Old Street - it's about a 7 minute walk away. Try the chick pea pasta. You won't regret it.

**I attended the launch of Savure in exchange for review, but as always, all opinions expressed are my own.

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