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‘Giz & Green’ pop-up at PASSO

‘Giz & Green’ pop-up at PASSO

‘Giz & Green’s Monday Night Fakeaway’ is set to come life as chef Gizzi Erskine and musician Professor Green, take over Old Street’s Italian-inspired restaurant, PASSO this summer.

The weekly lockdown Instagram mini-series created by the pair taught us how to make versions of all our favourite takeaways – including a riff on the Anglo-American deep-dish stuffed crust pizza, inspired by the likes of Pizza Hut or Dominos.

Opening on Friday 17th July, Giz & Green’s aim is to encourage customers back to local businesses and its supply chains, with a ‘back-to-work’ scheme.

Highlights from the menu include the classic Hawaiian, Pepperoni and Veggie ‘stuffed crust’, plus the duo have joined up with TABASCO® for the Chicken BBQ stuffed crust pizza which includes the brand’s chipotle sauce. The pizza dough itself is made from white rye sourdough, sourced from local bakery heroes Breadstation. All the ingredients are top-notch so you can expect a more refined, delicious and digestible incarnation of your classic fast-food pizza, such as the stuffed crust and dips. Keeping things local, ‘Dalston’s Soda Co. Cola, Lemonade, Cherryade and Ginger Beer will be available among other locally produced drinks. The menu will be available to eat in (bookings and walk-ins), take-out and delivery.

Professor Green says “Learning to cook these ‘Fakeaway’ recipes was a Godsend and a real laugh during lockdown in Morocco. It’s been so cool seeing the amazing response and it feels great to be able give back, especially considering I grew up in East London. These pizzas are some of the best I’ve tried. London is flooded with the Naples style pizza, and we want to reset the benchmark for the old school 90s delivery pizza that we all grew up loving.”

Erskine says “The hospitality industry has taken a devastating hit through lockdown, and whilst the delivery sector has done its best to adapt, the supply chain is still really struggling. We are hoping to give an opportunity to local chefs and producers to get back to work. Stephen and I have been good friends for years, enjoy the same kind of food and cooking, and are really happy to finally be partnering up.”

To find out more on the ‘Giz & Green’ pop-up visit: passorestaurant.com

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