Pizza, pasta and prosecco was enough to drag me out of my sick-bed last night for the launch of Vapiano on South St David Street, despite my heavy cold.
Joining the throng of other newly opened restaurants around St Andrew’s Square, we were promised one massive party, pizza, pasta, prosecco and tunes from DJ Scott Anderson. And what a party it was – it seemed the whole of Edinburgh had been invited. Thank God I had got there early and ‘bagged’ a seat.
Whilst the prosecco flowed, sadly the only plate of food we managed to nab was the antipasta, which had been placed at our table on arrival. Unfortunately no sooner had the food left the kitchens, then hungry diners swarmed on the waiters so none of the lovely looking thin-based pizzas or sample bowls of pasta ever made their way to our end of the room.
Apparently pasta, pizzas, antipasti and salads can be ordered directly from their chefs at the individual stations in the middle of Vapiano, with the chefs preparing all of the dishes to order in front of you. I’ll have to take their word for it for now but hope to return at a later date to sample their wares. When I do, I’ll let you know how I get on.
Let’s hope that the noise level is turned down on my next visit though as the majority of us were struggling to hear each other’s chat over the ‘blasting’ tunes coming from the DJ. There was only one solution for it and that was to lubricate our voices with more prosecco! Needless to say, when I left I danced into the cold night air of Edinburgh singing to myself, ‘When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, That’s amore’. See you soon Vapiano!
South St David Street (off St Andrew Square)
Edinburgh EH2 2BD