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This week’s menu sees the return of the decadently moreish Burrata with truffled celeriac and rocket.

What could be more in-keeping with the changing seasons than the mighty truffle?

The earthy flavours of the black Autumn truffle have a wonderful heady aroma. Intense & addictive, this truffle has a more intense aroma than its summer cousin.

Having grown through the year under the shade of deciduous trees, harvest season arrives between October and mid March. 

And all of this flavour is packed into our Dine At Home menu this week, guaranteed to bring a little autumnal sunshine into your life this weekend.

Pre order your dine at home experience now.

 

Treat your family, friends, loved ones or colleagues with a voucher for a fun dining experience at our award-winning restaurants in Hove and London or on our Cin Cin At Home delivery service.

Your voucher is beautifully designed and will be emailed to you, ready to be printed from your printer at home or forwarded directly to the recipient. 

A Cin Cin voucher is the perfect gift for lovers of Italian food & dining. 

Let them enjoy a culinary journey with our ever changing 5 course Chef’s Menu, showing off our chef’s absolute favourite dishes using only the finest seasonal produce. And you have the option to pair this sumptuous menu with our expertly chosen Italian wine flight complimenting each dish – perfect for the food and wine enthusiast in your life.

Read all about it! Our Fitzrovia restaurant has been winning plaudits from the press since opening this summer.

The Times

There are sneaky hints of the old “fine dining” here — the chef Jamie Halsall has a bit of form on the fancy-pants front, and it seeps out every now and then. That flourish of “giardiniera” salad, truffle sightings, the emulsions, the “hazelnut agrodolce” with the sea bass. Our tortelloni, stuffed with a delicate, almost liquid pea puree, is accessorised by petals of Tropea onion, fresh peas that pop happily in the mouth, pea shoots and the teeniest dice of mortadella. There’s a lot going on. This is not a complaint: basic pasta is good, elevated pasta is also good.

Here’s to eating, drinking, laughing, being alive. Cin cin.

Marina O’Loughlin, The Times

 

Cin Cin started life as a Brighton street food destination based in a 1972 Fiat 850 van. As its popularity grew, founder David Toscano decided to throw in his day job as a lawyer and open his first restaurant with head chef Jamie Halsall. Next came accolades and a cult following and the duo opened their second restaurant, this time in Hove, in 2018. Since then, Cin Cin has become famed for its outstanding cooking, excellent service and for creating an intimate local restaurant feel in both outposts. In Brighton, it is everyone’s favourite place to sink a delicious bowl of pasta washed down by a Cin Cin Bellini. For summer 2021, this much-loved dining spot has arrived in London’s Fitzrovia where it has managed to recreate the same intimate neighbourly atmosphere that made it a hit on the south coast. The staff are warm and welcoming, and the food is top rate. Even the small starter dishes, the olives and tomatoes, are excellent, tasting the way they ought to not bland and flavourless which can be the case in the UK.

Do yourself a favour and order the gnocchi cacio e pepe – a perfectly cooked dish that will no doubt attract repeat diners.

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For food-obsessed Londoners, it can be easy to forget the bounties that lie in wait in coastal towns and cities an hour or two away, and while Brighton’s food scene has always been decent, the last decade or so has seen more than a handful of excellent destination and neighbourhood restaurants open up, and a food scene that’s quietly excelled under its own steam. Now, a fair few years after Cin Cin’s two beachside Brighton restaurants opened up, founder David Toscano and head chef Jamie Halsall have brought its artful Italian fresh pasta and sharing plates up the A23 to Foley Street.

A beautiful blend of richness offset by freshness, and pretty much summer on a plate.

Mike Gibson, Foodism

 

The specials board captured our attention immediately: crudo with orange, fennel rabbit cacciatore, green olive and soft polenta; bigoli with anchovy, lemon, chilli and focaccia crumb; lemon meringue pie, blood orange sorbet. Cin Cin’s menu uses the best of British ingredients such as Blythburgh pork and south coast crab, Italian style, along with twists on classics including gnocchi cacio e pepe with Trombetta courgettes, burrata with truffled prosciutto and a Marinda tomato salad with lambrusco marinade that’s a must-order. Start with a glass of Franciacorta (Italy’s answer to champagne and a step up from prosecco) or the house negroni featuring Australian Regal red vermouth and rhubarb bitters, a nod to the owner’s Sydney heritage. Décor is relaxed and there are plenty of outdoor tables in this buzzy part of Fitzrovia, not far from Oxford Street

Casual Italian using the best of British ingredients.

Olive Magazine

We are particularly proud of our Arancino so when it comes down to designing the upcoming Dine At Home menu, our chefs take great pleasure in introducing new recipes to our customers. The ingredients are always carefully sourced from the best producers as this ensures only the highest quality of ingredients passes your lips.

On this week’s dine At Home menu, get ready to be introduced to an Arancino that packs a big flavoursome punch – Arancino of roasted red pepper, chilli & smoked mozzarella with garlic emulsion.

Scamorza is the aged and dried version of mozzarella. After being shaped by hand, it is tied and hung to dry. Its distinctive flavour and tawny colour comes from a particular woody smoking process.

The scamorza used in our arancini is skillfully made by Caseificio Fratelli Capurso’s dairy in Gioia del Colle in Puglia with small production numbers from local milk keeping quality high for you lucky folk!

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Introducing Gaetano

To our regular customers at Cin Cin Hove, Gaetano needs no introduction. Hailing from Sicilian capital Palermo, he has a massive presence on the floor. For those of you yet to say hello, here is an introduction to Gaetano – a true hospitality professional devoted to presenting a dining experience that pairs the highest level of service and fine Italian cuisine.

I love working at CIN CIN, great food, great atmosphere, wonderful customers and I have the pleasure of working with a very close knit team, such a perfect combination. I really like to see the “La Cucina Italiana” comradery in the kitchen but with an enthusiastic British influence.

My favourite dish on the menu? Seriously, how can you make me choose, I have so many favourites! If you are going to make me choose one it would be the Strozzapreti, sweetcorn cacio e pepe with autumn truffle & ricotta salata, paired with a nice glass Planeta Fiano from Sicily, of course.

In my down time I am completing an apprenticeship in hospitality management and on my days off I love to spend some time practicing my favourite sports, climbing and boxing.  My favourite music is classic rock, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin see if you can spot them on the restaurant playlist.

Feeling HOT HOT HOT! 

This is the weather we have all been waiting for – the sun is shining and that holiday feeling is in the air. This is the perfect time to book a table on our terraces in Hove or Fitzrovia and enjoy some alfresco dining. 

Sip a glass of chilled Prosecco whilst soaking up those hot summer vibes! 

 

 

Dine At Home this weekend

All set to watch the England vs Scotland match this Friday? Or is it Italy vs Wales on Sunday? It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming, Cin Cin’s coming home….

And don’t forget Father’s Day this Sunday!!!  So why not celebrate Dad with a feast from your favorite Italian?

Our Dine At Home boxes are hand delivered by our team direct to your door across Sussex; simple to finish, luxurious meals. Leaving you time to relax and enjoy a Peroni or two before the match kicks off.

Get ready to squeeze your family and friends with the hug that we have all been waiting for!

Our At Home boxes are perfect for entertaining, with restaurant quality dishes that are simple to prepare and leave you to spend quality time with your family rather than in the kitchen. 

This weekend can’t come quick enough!

 

Talking of Cin Cin At Home – we would like to celebrate two people who helped us throughout this last year.

We met Ken at the start of our journey with Cin Cin At Home boxes, our delivery service was growing and we needed a safe chariot to ferry our finish at home dinners across Greater Sussex. Without Ken and his wife Francois, Cin Cin At Home would not be where it is today!

Ken owns Franken Cars which are predominantly an established airport transfer company, but with limited travel during the last year, they have stepped in to help with our deliveries.

As travel prospects start to open up again; should you need an airport transfer why not give them a try?
 

With over 40 years of experience in the transport, travel and tourist industry, Franken Cars was established by Ken who is a Brighton born ex-coach driver and tour guide. Now operating a Chauffeur Car Service, together with a registered local Blue Badge Guide, Franken Cars is ready to again serve the community of Brighton & Hove and beyond, specialising in airport transfers, sightseeing and London trips.

Check out the website, frankencars.co.uk, send a text, or call Ken on 07802 542 206

Prices on request

 

 

Award-winning Italian bar and kitchen, Cin Cin, to open in Fitzrovia this May Acclaimed neighbourhood Italian restaurant group Cin Cin is set to bring its award-winning seasonal Italian food to Fitzrovia, with a brand-new site opening on Foley Street on 18th May.

Cin Cin Bar & Kitchen Fitzrovia will be the third restaurant from the Cin Cin team, and the first in London. With a seasonal menu of inventive Italian dishes and drinks, relaxed and stylish 20-seat dining room, and bright and buzzy south-facing terrace, it promises to become a top spot for central London socialising this summer.

Diners can expect the likes of roasted garlic and Lardo di Colonnata flatbread, creamy burrata with grilled baby leeks, toasted almond and preserved lemon, and crab arancino with warm basil emulsion to start, while main courses include delicate involtini of brill with spring cabbage and brown butter,handmade farfalle with peas, mortadella and Tropea onion, and rich and indulgent ravioli of truffled potato with asparagus and confit yolk. Desserts such as velvety date ice cream affogato with Tosolini liqueur, and luscious rhubarb zuppa Inglese, will round things off on a high.

Drinks-wise, there will be a wide range of carefully chosen Italian wines, as well as beers, amaro digestivi, and a selection of aperitivi featuring five signature serves. The Cin Cin Negroni – Campari,Regal Rogue Bold red vermouth, Malfy gin, and rhubarb bitters – is a must-order for those who like afresh twist on a classic. Founded by ex-lawyer David Toscano with head chef Jamie Halsall – previously of Launceston Place and Roux Parliament Square – Cin Cin first opened its doors in Brighton’s North Laine in 2016, winning a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2018. A second site followed in Hove in 2018, and was awarded an AA Rosette in 2020.

The team is excited to bring the brand to Fitzrovia and become a local go-to for fantastic food, great drinks, and good times.

On the new restaurant, Toscano comments: “Our Fitzrovia site will be a small and intimate neighbourhood restaurant with a terrace that’s perfect for al fresco dining. Jamie has already written an amazing opening menu that will build on the Cin Cin classics our customers have come to know and love, as well as some new dishes.”

What a magical week it’s been at Cin Cin Western Road. Seeing you has meant everything to us. From catching up with our regulars, to meeting new customers; it’s been a week to remember. We are totally overwhelmed by your support for Cin Cin, we cannot thank you enough.

With the bank holiday weekend fast approaching we have created a Dine At Home menu that’s perfect for that special family gathering. Let us take the stress out of catering for your family. Our Dine At Home Kits are simple to finish, keeping you out of the kitchen – leaving you free to spend time with your friends and family. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice chef to join our award winning restaurant team. This is an amazing opportunity to learn on the job, gain a great insight into the hospitality industry and earn your first chef qualifications. 

We are a small team committed to supporting, developing and progressing our staff and we seek to hire people that show good potential. The role will allow the individual to grow and be an ambassador for the brand.

As a neighbourhood style restaurant we pride ourselves on providing a high quality service and using the finest ingredients. Our regulars are the backbone of our business so we know our community well and we want to reward their loyalty with an engaging and enjoyable dining experience. 

Do you know someone who is looking to train for a rewarding career in hospitality? We would love to meet them. Email our team any time at jobs@cincin.co.uk

The last 12 months for Cin Cin have been like no other. We’ve all faced challenges we had never imagined but thankfully we’ve also found a depth of strength and cohesion we did not know we had within us. Throughout it all, you have supported and sustained us here at Cin Cin in a way that we will always be thankful for. Because of that support, we have come back stronger than ever, and we have been reminded on a weekly basis why we love working in hospitality. So, as we prepare to welcome you back to Western Road in a few weeks’ time, we are very excited to finally announce that Cin Cin is coming to London!

Jamie and I will be opening the first Cin Cin London this Spring, a small and intimate neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Fitzrovia. With 20 seats inside and 20 plus outside on a south facing corner with lots of afternoon sun, it’s perfect for alfresco dining this Summer. Jamie has already written an amazing opening menu that will build on the Cin Cin classics you have come to know and love, as well as some new dishes we’ve been testing out between running our At Home delivery service week to week.

It’s a big step for Team Cin Cin and it seems we won’t be getting much sleep this year! But all your love and support over the last year has made us feel positive about the year to come so thank you again from the bottom of our pasta beating hearts! We’ll release more details when we can so stay tuned here, tell your friends and follow our journey!

Big love,

David & Jamie x

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Join us for an online wine tasting event on Friday 26th March at 7pm, featuring four wines from Planeta, a producer with five wineries placed in all the corners of Sicily. 

Penny Murray (Planeta), David Toscano (Cin Cin) and Toby (Enotria) will take your wine palate on a journey around the regions of Sicily and the vineyards of Planeta.

For five centuries and through seventeen generations, the Planeta family have been involved with the course of agricultural evolution in the complex land of Sicily. 

 

“Sicily is like a baby continent, and there is such an array of different terroirs, climates and altitudes. This means we can make wines that are fresh, light and fruity like Frappato, beautiful aromatics like Terebinto, wines full of volcanic minerality like Etna Bianco, rich wines like Santa Cecilia and also wines from historical areas, like Capo Milazzo where the Mamertino DOC comes from, wines with documented evidence that goes back to the period of Julius Caesar” – Penny from Planeta

 

The evening will feature four stunning wines, two red and two white. 

The session will start at 7pm with an introduction from David, Toby and Penny. They’ll introduce some basics of wine tasting, talk you through four wines, and answer any questions at the end of the session. 

 

An insight into Planeta’s chosen white wines will kick off the tasting session. 

At 8pm you will enjoy a break to prepare some food, hopefully your pre ordered CIN CIN At Home meal! 

Whilst enjoying your meal you will be guided through the selection of red wines. 

There will be a live Q&A at the end of the tasting session. 

An informative, relaxed, fun session perfect for any level of wine knowledge.    

 

2017 Dorilli Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico, Planeta

2018 Frappato Vittoria DOC, Planeta

2018 Etna Bianco DOC, Planeta

2019 Cometa, Planeta

£75

 

Taking part could not be simpler. Place your order via our website and your wine pack will be delivered to the address of your choice. Don’t forget we deliver across greater Sussex. Your wine pack will come complete with tasting notes and link to the live online wine tasting class. 

Why not make a night of it, invite your friends and family to join in too. 

Wine packs will be delivered on Thursday 25 and Friday 26th March 2021.

Feel free to add a CIN CIN At Home dinner to your shopping cart or if you fancy more of a nibble, I highly recommend checking our extras section, our cheese and charcuterie boards will go down a treat. 

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to show your loved ones just how special they are.

Whether you’re in a family bubble or gathering virtually, we can help you celebrate Mother’s Day together.

Simply place your pre order and we will safely hand deliver to the address of your choice – anywhere in Greater Sussex.

Family Zoom? No problem! Enjoy dining on CIN CIN At Home all together – one big virtual family meal.

It feels like an age since we sat around a table sharing food whilst having a good old chat with your loved ones. So why not plan an online dinner with your family? Not only will it give you an excuse to change out of your leisure wear, dust off those good wine glasses and step out of your dinner time rut, eating together has also been proven to boost feelings of wellbeing!

To check out this week’s menus click here

The perfect present for Mamma 

Treat yourself or someone you love to the gift of CIN CIN.

Enjoy our Pink Martini cocktail at aperitivo hour. Then use our house tomato sugo to whisk up a quick yummy pasta. Nibble on Audrey’s Chocolate bar while you take a walk on the seafront with a bottle of bubbles in your tote bag. And start the next day right with Red Roaster’s single estate espresso in your cafetiere.

£35 Available for collection or delivery.

Place your order here

 

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