A new Sicilian-inspired restaurant called Norma, has launched in Fitzrovia, London.
The restaurant is the first independent project from the team behind The Stafford London.
Norma is inspired by the food and culture of Sicily, with emphasis on the Moorish influences of the island’s cuisine.
The menu will include Moorish ingredients and produce, ranging from antipasti and pastas, to larger plates of grilled meat and fish. Homemade pastas including Taglioni with sardines, fennel and capers; spaghetti with almond sauce, Cornish crab, chilli and marjoram; and Strozzapreti with a pork, anchovy and orange ragout with all be on the menu.
Larger plates include the signature Norma aubergine parmigiana; rose veal chop with charred hispi, bottarga and marsala sauce; and spiced and roasted whole Cornish mackerel with almond emulsion and kale.
The drinks menu has a selected list of Sicilian marsala, passito and limoncello, along with cocktails named after significant battles and moments in Sicily’s history.
Norma is housed in a converted characterful townhouse on Charlotte Street, split over three floors. A crudo bar takes centre stage on the ground floor, with an array of seasonal raw food.
Norma is open from 11 September, seven days a week.