After hosting our first brunch at Cin Cin Fitzrovia this weekend, in collaboration with L’Occhiolino Sparkling Red, from Laithwaites, we are super excited that we have been featured in so many great London guides!
“Sparkling red wine may raise a few eyebrows as it’s first uttered – but pair a few chilled glasses of it with the brunch of dreams and you’ll be won round before you can say Saluti. The latest Italian tipple on the block, L’Occhiolino, has joined forces with Cin Cin Fitzrovia for an extra special weekend of feasting. Think freshly baked focaccia, house-cured sea trout with olive oil crushed potatoes and courgette flower fritti stuffed with truffled ricotta; just save room for a hearty slice of the orange polenta cake littered with roast apricots and Amaretto crema.”
Conde Nast Traveller | Things to do in London
“You can hardly ever find it, it’s gorgeous and it is basically the taste of summer and we don’t care what anyone says, even that Olly on Saturday Kitchen who does the wines.
It is chilled and sparkling Italian red wine – yes! Red! – and it hits not only the spot, but many spots, especially when sloshed out to accompany some top-level Italian nosh.
That’s what will be happening at Cin Cin, the cutest Italian restaurant in Fitzrovia, who are partnering up with L’Occhiolino – only available from Laithwaites, the wine people – for a limited edition brunch affair. Food-wise, expect cured sea trout, courgette flower fritti, Bacon alla Giacomo but make sure you leave plenty of room for that delicious L’Occhiolino.”
Metro | Best London Events
“Meaning ‘the wink’ in Italian, L’Occhiolino is the kind of wine that’s served from under the counter, that off-menu gem. It’s made from some of the oldest grape varieties in Italy that are relatively unknown outside the country. Unusually combining a deep ruby red colour and light froth of bubbles, this sparkler is lighter than typical Italian sparkling wine and the perfect choice for brunches and summer dining. Typically enjoyed by the trend-setters of Bologna, this authentic and delicious sparkling red has now arrived in the UK.
Originally founded in Hove, Cin Cin Fitzrovia launched in 2021. A small and intimate neighbourhood Italian restaurant, with 20 seats inside and 20 plus outside on a south facing corner with lots of afternoon sun, it’s perfect for al fresco dining this summer.
Menus include the a la carte or chef’s tasting menu, that can be enjoyed with an accompanying flight of wine.”