Il Vicolo

Il Vicolo

Tucked away down Crown Passage, a narrow hickledy pickledy ally running off Pall Mall parallel to St James’s Street, among the pubs, Davy’s Wine Bar, tailor and sandwich shops, is an Italian restaurant named Il Vicolo. Family run for some 20 years now, and listed in the Michelin Guide many times, it’s an unsung and…

NYoKee

NYoKee

When I arrive at NYoKee, near Cannon Street station, to meet with founder and owner, Alessandro Grappelli, I find him in the open kitchen, preparing a bowl of his gnocchi in a cacio e pepe (pecorino and black pepper) sauce for lunch. After choosing the spicy Calabrian sausage ragu for my gnocchi, we sit down…