José Pizarro Broadgate – OPENING 13th May

Thank you to everyone who persevered with us & our booking line last week – we know that many of you tried to call us all day & we hope that most of you were able to make a booking. All tables are now booked for the soft launch dates, there will be some walk… Read more »

Josè Pizarro (Broadgate) SOFT LAUNCH BOOKINGS

We’re delighted to be opening our long – awaited next restaurant on the 13th May in the newly developed Broadgate Circle. We will be offering 50% off food during our soft launch period, bookings open at 9am on Friday 1st May and are available only by calling our booking line. Tables are available for breakfast, lunch… Read more »

Guest Chef night with Brad MacDonald from The Lockhart

We’ve been lucky enough to have already hosted Dan Doherty (Duck & Waffle) and Jacob Kenedy (Bocca di Lupo) for our series of Guest Chef nights at Pizarro. February saw the wonderful Brad MacDonald from The Lockhart join us – and what a night it was! It kicked off with an actual kick in the form of Brad’s very own… Read more »

My Very Own Pimentón

Pimentón is indispensable in Spanish cooking – the brilliant red-gold colours, the aroma, the smoky flavour. This is why I wanted to make my own pimentón, exactly how I like it. The peppers for my own Pimentón are grown near my home village of Talaván, which is the heart of Pimentón country. I selected the peppers… Read more »

Estrella Gastronomy Congress & National Restaurant Awards 2014

I was really honoured to have been asked to be part of the inaugural Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress El Arte de las Tapas at The Hurlingham Club last week. Featuring cooking demonstrations from Tom Kerridge & his team from the Hand & Flowers and the chefs from Tickets in Barcelona, not to mention a keynote talk and… Read more »

The Spanish 100 – “100 Españoles”

Last night I received an amazing award from my own government in recognition of my work abroad.  I am still in shock. “The ‘Spanish 100′ is a project an exhaustively researched project that identifies and pays tribute to Spaniards who exemplify success abroad….. It is a sign of talent, creativity and perseverance of Spaniards which… Read more »

San Sebastian Gastronomika, 6th – 9th October 2013

This year I attended the annual San Sebastian Gastronomika chef’s congress.  It was AMAZING! London was the guest city in their Metropolitan Cuisine feature.  And I was thrilled to be an invited speaker at the event.   We came with an army       Our spokesman was Heston Blumenthal.   And we all got… Read more »

Slow Food Week, 2nd June – 9th June

Every year the Slow Food movement goes into overdrive to raise public awareness of our food heritage.  Slow Food is about traditional ways of growing and preparing food.  New techniques, breeds, and food trends are very exciting indeed, but they do not replace the old ways.  The problem is that faster, more cost-effective modern methods… Read more »

Learning the secrets of Olive Oil

I can’t imagine life without olive oil. I use it in everything. Not just salads and frying. I have even been known to dribble it on a fruit salad. By olive oil, of course I mean extra virgin olive oil, cold-pressed. This means the olives have simply been pressed very hard to extract the oil… Read more »