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New European and Middle-Eastern inspired site Jago to open in Shoreditch

30 October 2014 by
New European and Middle-Eastern inspired site Jago to open in Shoreditch

A new Southern European and Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant named Jago is set to open in Shoreditch this mid-November.

The restaurant will also see inspiration from Ashkenazi and east London Jewish influences, with head chef Louis Solley previously having worked in the same role at Ottolenghi's restaurant in Notting Hill.

Entrepreneur Vinney Burke is also involved in the project, while general manager Hugo Thurston was previously general manager of tapas and mezze bar Morito in London's Exmouth Market.

The all-day menu will serve dishes such a grilled challah bread with labneh and compote; fresh figs with goat's curd and honey; grilled cauliflower, endive, almonds and sultanas. Main courses will include cured cucumbers, dill, anchovies and sour cream; miso marinated onglet; harissa marinated mackerel; and stewed octopus with roast fennel; braised lamb, dates and carrots.

The dessert selection will include poached quince, saffron cream and sable biscuit; chocolate and olive oil mousse with sea salt and hazelnuts; rum soaked coconut and lime cake; and grilled pineapple and Malibu cream.

There will also be an extensive, carefully-chosen wine list, plus a selection of cocktails and craft beers, and globally-sourced coffee.

The name Jago is inspired by the colloquial title reportedly given to the area between Shoreditch High Street and Spitalfields in the 1860s.

Commenting on the new opening, Solley said: "We're quite simply drawing on our skills and our passions to make food we're delighted to eat and proud to serve."

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