Sarto’s September specials precede head chef announcement and a kick-starter campaign
REVEALED shortly will be the name of the chef for Leeds city centre’s first dedicated homemade pasta restaurant, Sarto. Bringing together two legendary and award-winning indies, the cafe Laynes Espresso and The Brunswick pub (our go-to Sunday lunch joint in last month's Best Dishes), newcomer Sarto takes over the former Ipsum Vinoteca site at Munro House on Duke Street and targeting the lunch spot and casual dinner market with fast, fresh food.
a crowdfunding campaign to raise £15,000, with experiences from a pasta-making course with the head chef to a trip to Rome
The lease has been signed for the unit on the edge of the Quarry Hill area, and Sarto is set to open this autumn. The Italian word for ‘tailor’, Sarto is in a building used by Frazer Brothers clothing, Hirst & Thackray raincoat makers and Coss & Morris manufacturers during the first part of the 20th century.
The launch will follow exclusive evening preview pop-ups at Laynes and a crowdfunding campaign to raise £15,000, with experiences from a pasta-making course with the head chef to a trip to Rome for donors. More here.
The remaining Sarto showcases take place on Friday 6 and Saturday 7, and Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September, with a limited number of sittings at 7pm and 8pm. The pasta mains at the pop-up include tagliatelle with lamb shoulder ragu, ricotta and mint, and spaghetti-like Pici with pangrattato, summer squash purée and sage, and three courses cost £20, with truffle arancini or courgette and basil polenta to start, and classic Italian tiramisu or lemon, honey and almond cake to finish.
Co-owner and co-founder Matty Wall says: ‘Working with Laynes’ Dave Olejnik on this new challenge has been so rewarding. It’s great to see how we as a team have evolved since the start of this new project. More information to come in the following weeks!’
Follow @sartopasta on Twitter for updates.