Extra Virgin Olive Oil

January in London: Celebrate The Flavour of Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

A slice of bread, some fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil on it and the job is done. You have not only assembled a tasty and rich snack, but also a very healthy one.

But do you know why?

UNAPROL (National Union of Associations of olive producers) has the answer: the European project “Looking for the perfect food”, to bring to the public attention the importance and the qualities of olive oil. That’s why 31 restaurants in London has decided to participate in this initiative and during January they will promote this initiative.

From savouring multiple types of oils to learn more about this product, it will be a pleasant full immersion in the world of olive oil. Each restaurant will prepare a dish for enhancing the taste of olive oil and will guarantee the presence experts from the field to hand information on the theme.

According to scientific studies, European high-quality ol­ives and extra virgin olive oil are not only ex­cellent dressings but real, complete foods, and are an essential part of a healthy and balanced diet. They can provide multiple and tangible benefits: they are source of Vitamin E and rich in polyphenols, which help protect against cellular oxidation.

The extra virgin olive oil, with its special composition of fats, helps the body to maintain appropriate levels of cholesterol in the blood.theperfectfood-banner


The quality of the olives, its agricultural conditions and production processes, influence all aspects of this product, from the sensory to the healthful. They are now managed and controlled according to stringent European standards, which guarantee the high quality of the products. The varieties of olives allow to obtain a great range of different types of oil; each one of these exalts the characteristics of specific dishes and pairings.

Therefore, versatility in cooking is one of the many benefits of extra virgin olive oil, it also means taking care of both taste and well-being.

It’s very important to preserve and enhance these precious goods, to give new life to progress in the field of gastronomic culture, healthy eating and environmental protection, to the benefit of the community.

This January, we encourage all of you living in London to visit the restaurants which will participate in this initiative. This is an event to be savoured, which aims to quench the appetite of British consumers. There will be no lack of gastronomic ideas: each participating restaurant will recommend a dish for enhancing the product and will have dedicated personnel on hand for information on the theme.

The restaurants which have joined the project are:

C’Alice – 199 Munster Rd, Fulham, London SW6 6BX

Manitoba – 82 New Oxford St, Fitzrovia, London WC1A 1HB

Macellaio RC:

  • South Kensington – 84 Old Brompton Road, SW7 3LQ
  • Exmouth Market – 38 – 40 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QE
  • Union Street – Arch 24, 229 Union Street, SE1 0LR

Rosso Pomodoro:

  • Covent Garden – 50 – 52 Monmouth Street, WC2 H9EP
  • Camden – 10 Jamestown Road, NW1 7BY
  • Chelsea – 214 Fulham Road, SW10 9NB
  • Oxford Street – 300 Oxford St, John Lewis Shopping Centre, W1A 1E
  • Hoxton -1 Rufus Street, London, N1 6PE
  • Swiss Cottage – O2 Centre 255 Finchley Road, NW3 6LU

Locanda Canton – 98 Arlington Rd, London NW1 7HT

Trattoria Monte Bianco – 86 Cleveland St, London W1T 6NQ London W1T 6NQ

Mattarello – 3 Middlesex Street, City, London E1 7AA,

Tipicetta – 218-220 Borough High St, London SE1 1JX

Cacio e Pepe – 46 Churton St, London, SW1V 2LP

Mister Lasagna – 53 Rupert St, Soho, London W1D 7PG

Osteria dell’Angolo – 47 Marsham St, Westminster, London SW1P 3DR

Pasta Remoli – Westfield Stratford City, London E20 1GP

Fratelli La Bufala:

  •  Knithsbridge – 12 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7QL
  • Charing Cross – 35-37 Villiers St, London WC2N 6ND
  •  Edware Road – 161 Edgware Rd, London W2
  •  Piccadilly  – 40 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7ER