Set a stone's throw from Mayfair institution, Scott's, The Mount Street Deli opens its doors today. Peddling a range of specialist foods sourced from both Italy and the UK, the deli will also sell "to-go" dishes from a brace of Caprice Holdings' eateries (think J Sheekey, Mark's and Le Caprice).
Des McDonald, CEO of Caprice Holdings told us "We’ve tried to bring together artisans, slow food and fantastic products. We want to be a hub in the community, so customers can come and get their Dover soles on a Friday, or pop in for an espresso and a Cantuccini (Biscotti) from Harry’s bar before work, followed by a great soup to go from Scott's." Just a regular day of eating, then.
Amid the mounds of pistachio meringues and towering jars of homemade chutneys, expect to find scotch eggs from Mark’s, grissini from Harry’s and even the chocolate cake, which found its way onto Hugh Grant’s shirt (at the hands of PR guru Matthew Freud, allegedly) during a recent party at Annabel’s.
With an understated interior from designer Martin Brudinzki - the creative eye behind Scott's and the recently opened Le Caprice New York – and the breakfast and lunch menus overseen by seasoned head chef Mary Lewis, Caprice Holdings' new venture will no doubt leave our wallets a little lighter during lunchtimes to come.