Watching pasta as it’s made
Just off the Old Street roundabout, Officina 00’s pasta workshop stops more than just one or two passersby in their tracks. The pasta, ranging from corzetti (shaped like discs), cavatelli (like miniature hot dog buns), to circular occhi ravioli, are made fresh in front of diners’ eyes and for everyone to see outside the restaurant’s floor to ceiling windows. Forget about food porn, this is food voyeurism.
Making pasta with your own hands
Officina 00 holds their pasta-making classes every Saturday. They are led by head chef and co-founder Elia Sebregondi. Choose from a two-hour introduction course where you’ll learn how to make garganelli (cylindrical in shape) and spaghetti guitar, a 2.5h filled pasta course, or a three-hour course where you’ll learn Officina 00’s very own recipes, such as pasta dough made with white wine.
The whole experience comes with a lunch where you can enjoy the pasta you just made, plus seasonal sauces and sides, as well as a glass of wine or Prosecco. Recipe cards included, of course – what a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
Where? 156 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BW
When? Every Saturday
How much? 2h £70, 2.5h £85, 3h £95