This Morning chef Gino D’Acampo has more to be mad about than salad cream in ragù
TV chef Gino D’Acampo is short two London restaurants, as his My Restaurant brand shuts down in both Camden and Euston Station; the latter will be replaced by a Starbucks. Parent company Individual Restaurants Company says the decision reflects a focus on “regional opportunities.” The chef, now best known for his slot on This Morning with presenters Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, recently went viral after a 2018 clip of him, an Italian, getting mad at food resurfaced. Former pop star Rochelle Humes told D’Acampo how she frequently eats spaghetti “bolognese” with salad cream, sending him into a spiral of Italian expletives, castigation, and gesti. This decision may have a similar effect, although his three pasta bars, all called My Pasta Bar, endure in the City. [Propel]
And in other news...
- Bombastic Mexican restaurant Breddos Tacos shuts down after two years in Soho.
- Jamie Oliver paid himself £5.2 million in the year his restaurant empire collapsed.
- Fray Bentos has released a vegan pie and won a PETA award doing it.
- Amazonico, the rainforest restaurant and celebrity magnet from Madrid, confirms it will open on Berkeley Square in Mayfair this November after over a year of planning.
- Greggs aims for 250 stores across the U.K. as sales continue to grow. [Propel]
- Good tweet:
A random show about the British royal family just came on and they just causally mentioned that £6 million is spent on food in the palace every year, before going on to say how little that is.— Sara Salem (@saramsalem) September 28, 2019
- Better tweet:
Update: the Queen doesn’t eat or serve garlic in any food served at the palace. Meaning this £6 million is entirely wasted.— Sara Salem (@saramsalem) September 28, 2019