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Plant-Inspired Lunch
Please note that tables of more than 6 are obliged to order from a reduced menu so our table size will stay at 6. Yotam Ottolenghi's newest restaurant in Fitzrovia is different to anything he's done in the past. The 85 seat restaurant serves a menu with vegetables at its heart but with a fresh focus on fermentation and cooking over fire. ROVI or 'Rowvee' as it's pronounced (so-called as it's in Fitzrovia) also features a large central bar with cocktails based on seasonal spices and house shrubs, and a dynamic low-intervention wine list from small producers. They've teamed up with farmers who are passionate about growing great produce while respecting the environment. Fruit and vegetables come directly from biodynamic Brambletye in Sussex, and from Organiclea, a cooperative in East London. As The Telegraph food critic, Michael Deacon wrote in August 2018... "It’s the country’s most Guardian new restaurant – and I loved it. If I had to sum up Rovi in one word, there’s no question what it would be. Guardian. It’s just so Guardian. Not a surprise, perhaps, given that its proprietor is Yotam Ottolenghi, who’s been contributing recipes to the Guardian for over 10 years. But even so. The sheer Guardian-ness of it is a sight to behold. Every sustainable, ethically sourced fibre of its being is pure Guardian. It couldn’t be more Guardian if it invited Polly Toynbee to stand on a table and give a £400-a-head talk on the plight of Peruvian quinoa farmers...." Please pay a deposit of £11.50 when you RSVP 'Yes'. £10 will be refunded in cash to those attending on the day. The remaining £1.50 will be used to cover PayPal fees and a small contribution to site subscription fees. If you have to drop out in advance you can arrange to transfer your 'deposit' to another member via the site if there is a waiting list. Don't change your RSVP to 'no' immediately. Please contact the person directly by private message and arrange a time when they can take your space. If you do not attend the full amount will be used to contribute to subscription fees. If you are running late post a message on the site so we know. Anyone who registers as a 'no show' 3 times will be removed from the group. A 'no show' is defined as a 'Yes' RSVP which is not changed to a 'No' at least 4 hours prior to the event. If you are bringing a non-member guest and they do not show then the 'no show' will be registered as your own. Please be courteous to your group members.


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