The Italian Club Fish Liverpools First Italian Fish Caf Opens its Doors
On the corner of Bold Street in Liverpool City Centre, is Liverpools newest and most unique caf bar. Just like its mothership further down the street, The Italian Club, The Italian Club Fish is a direct import from ScotlandItalian Scotland to be precise.
A hark back to 1930s and 1960s culture in Scotland reveals a food landscape dominated by Italian cafes, commonly thought of today as fish and chip shops, but theres more much than meets the eye.
For whilst these so-called cafes serve traditional fish and chips, theres nothing typical about the extra virgin olive oil, imported from the vines of Tuscany, that is used in their preparation.
The Italian Club Fish! is the brainchild of Rosaria Crolla and is heavily influenced by her familys Scottish-Italian background. She describes it as a cross between a traditional fish and chip caf in Scotland with a Mediterranean theme.
She said: In my experience, Ive found it quite hard to find good fish and chips in Liverpool, there are no fish restaurants. There is a chasm in the restaurant market between the local chip shop and London Carriage Works. This is all about being fun whilst serving premium food without pretence.
Ms Crolla moved to Liverpool from Glasgow opening her own caf, The Italian Club, two years ago with her partner and head chef Maurizio Pellegrini. Both Italian Clubs were inspired by Ms Crollas late father, who turned his hand to fish and chips upon his arrival in Scotland.
A true family business, many recipes on the menu were inspired by the great Nona Crolla and both Ms Crollas mother and sister can now be found pitching in at both venues.
The character of the location brought The Italian Club great success, Ms Crolla observes I deliberately chose another unit here to increase passing trade in the evening. The menu offers something for everyone, on the one hand you can indulge with Lobster Thermidor or Mussels, on the other hand the traditional British favourite, fish and chips.
Prices at the restaurant start at as little as £2.50 for a bowl of marinated olives and range to £16.95 for its fresh half lobster, topped with a parmesan and veloute with a side of spaghetti in a fresh cherry tomato, served with mixed leaves.
Head Chef Maurizio Pellegrini added: All our dishes are prepared from fresh, so your meal will take longer to cook, but I promise you its definitely worth the wait. The basis of our cooking is extra virgin olive oil, that renders our dishes light and healthy.
Drinks on offer include limited edition Prosecco, wine and also specialist cocktails, which have been created with the help of the resident mixologist.
The Italian Club Fish
128 Bold Street
For further information please contact Gillian on 0151-703-0917 or Gillian@ubiquitypr.co.uk