OF ITALY AT OBIKA’S APERITIVO
the sophisticated mozzarella bar
and restaurant on the second floor
of Selfridges is now serving real
Aperitivo Italiano - a wide range
of freshly made canapés, finger
food, snacks and bruschette which
will be available between 6pm and
9pm every Thursday, included in the
price of the first drink (£7
for a glass of wine or soft drink,
and £9 for an alcoholic cocktail).
Aperitif time in Italy has always
meant that moment at the end of the
day when people stop and relax with
a glass of wine or Campari and has
increasingly become a chance to network
and meet new people; a pleasant end
to the working day or the start of
a night out. For more information
call 020 7318 3620 or visit www.obika.co.uk
is open daily from the morning until
evening, serving teas, coffees and
traditional Italian hot chocolate
with cakes and pastries for breakfast
and ‘inbetween’, as well
as an à la carte menu of Italian
dishes prepared by head chef Erik
Paternoster. The restaurant’s
speciality mozzarella comes from
selected producers in the Paestum
and the Piana del Volturno areas
around Naples, and is served with
a selection of Italian artisan produce,
for example Mortadella di Parma,
N’duja (spicy, spreadable salami),
wild boar peppery Salame, Culatello
(the very rear of a pig), Caponata
alla Siciliana and smoked swordfish.
The menu also features salads (in
starter and main course portions), ‘primi
piatti’ pasta dishes, and desserts.
A special early evening menu offers
the pasta of the day and salad with
a glass of wine for £9.95.
wine list provides several highlights
including both renowned Italian labels
and new finds.
restaurant offers a Japanese-inspired
design with wooden tables and chairs
arranged in the buzzy, open space.
The produce is on display in glass
cases, and the selection of wine
bottles are arranged as a decorative
feature on one wall. Stefano Potorti
oversees the friendly service.
is located in the Superbrands section
on the second floor of Selfridges,
400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB.
For reservations and information
telephone 020 7318 3620. Obika is
open daily from 9.30am (10am Monday
and midday on Sunday) until 8pm (9pm
Thursday, 6pm Sunday).
Second Floor Selfridges - 400 Oxford
Street - W1A 1AB London
Tel +44. 126.96.36.199.20 Fax +188.8.131.52.29.10