Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green to launch ‘Giz & Green' pop-up at Passo
Gizzi Erskine and musician Professor Green will be taking over Passo restaurant in London's Old Street over the summer to run their Giz & Green pop-up concept.
The pop-up will launch on 17 July and, in collaboration with Passo, will focus on Anglo-American deep-dish stuffed crust pizza, the most popular dish of the pair's Instagram mini-series, in which they cooked their favourite takeaways while establishments were closed during lockdown.
The menu will include the classic Hawaiian, pepperoni and veggie ‘stuffed crust', and a chicken BBQ stuffed crust pizza with Tabasco chipotle sauce. The menu will be available to eat in (bookings and walk-ins), takeout and delivery.
Erskine has appointed Phil Smith as executive chef to oversee the pop-up, having previously worked as a sous chef at Bibendum, with operations run by the owner of Passo, Jonny Boud.
Erskine said: "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."
Boud said: "Gizzi and I have been friends for a while, I've always been a fan of what she does and what she stands for; her passion, her work ethic, her sustainability stance and her dedication to exceptional quality food. We share a love of great pizza so this seemed like the perfect collaboration to re-open the Passo doors with. We have some other exciting projects in the pipeline, too."
Green added: "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."
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