Chef-patron Phil Howard launches pasta delivery service OTTO

Phil Howard, chef-patron of Elystan Street Restaurant, which has a Michelin star in London and is among the top 100 restaurants in England, is launching OTTO, a London-based pasta delivery service.

OTTO, which takes its name from the Italian word for eight, will offer a seasonally changing menu of eight dishes available from suppliers such as Elystan Street, Kitchen W8, and Church Road, which Howard owns together with business partners. The dishes on the launch menu will include ravioli with sprouting broccoli, nettles, ricotta, and herbs; gnocchetti with smashed sausage, fennel, white wine, and garlic; rigatoni with slow-cooked aged beef, field mushrooms, and red wine; short-cut bucatini with a spring vegetable and almond Bolognese; and ravioli of Jersey Royals, English peas, aged pecorino, and mint.

Howard said: “Pasta has been on every menu I have created for my restaurants for the past 35 years. Pasta’s capacity to deliver pleasure is without rival and when you are in the business of giving pleasure, that’s makes for a pretty useful tool.”