Stairway Kitchen in the heart of Soho,London

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We are Leonardo and Stefano,we come from Mantua a small city in northen Italy.

‘Stairway to Heaven's Kitchen’ chef is Stefano. He has a passion for food and cooking - as a child his favourite hobby was helping his grandmother Teresa in the Kitchen who passed down her love and expertise for Italian cuisine to him.

He went to the Scuola Alberghiera on Lake Garda to get his Chef’s diploma and it was there and then that he realised what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
Stefano came to London 12 years ago, he started as a chef de partie at Antonio Carluccio’s Neal Street Restaurant in Covent Garden.
In 2004 he decided to move to the Walnut Tree Inn Abergavenny,Wales where he succeeded in being promoted to sous chef.
In 2006 he mooved back to London and won the postion of Head Chef at Osteria Emilia in Hampstead.

I am Leonardo,I've lived in the UK since 2009.I come from Calliera,a very small village in province of Mantua.I have always worked in food retail and restaurants - I am very passionate about food. I work at Giacobazzi's Delicatessen a speciality Italian delicatessen in Hampstead.

Although Stefano and I come from from the same city I first met and worked with him at Osteria Emilia where we became good friends.While we worked together I realised just how amazing Stefano's cooking is and just what a wizard in the kitchen he is.
A few months ago our friend Roberto Cenciarelli told us about his new supper club. We thought it sounded like a good idea so we started planning our own supper club where Stefano could express himself with his cooking and let our friends and customers have the chance to experience what Stefano can do to their taste buds.
Choosing the name hasn't been easy, we had and were given many ideas and suggestions but nothing that really grabbed us until Stefano came up with ‘STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN'S KITCHEN’ - we hope to show you exactly what a HEAVENLY EXPERIENCE is when you join us for dinner


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Experiences

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Stairwaykitchen invites you to join us for one of its secret Supper club events with an ever interactive menu'.This is one gourmet dinner experience you will not want to miss.

We would like to show... Read more

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Enjoy an evening authentic Italian home cooking made with real passion in the heart of Soho,London.You will be sitting with other food loving people in our living room, you bring the conversation and... Read more

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In this event we have decided to celebrate one of Italy's most popular November feast days: "San Martino".

Getting together to eat chestnuts and more importantly taste the new red wine of the year... Read more

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We are very happy to introduce you our new Event...

You will enjoy an evening authentic Italian home cooking made as usual by Stefano.You will be sitting with other food loving people in our living... Read more

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So...Saturday 15 December at 8pm it's time for another sensational secret dinner because Christmas is coming to StairWay to Heaven's Kitchen.
For us it has been a fabulous year.We started our... Read more

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SATURDAY 19th JANUARY 8pm

We are back!!! After an amazing 2012 Stefano & Leo are very proud to introduce you the first 2013 menu'.

So..spread the word and... BUON APPETITO ..... BUON APPETITO ... Read more

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Carnevale in Italy is celebrated 40 days before Easter.It is also called "Martedi' Grasso" (Fat Tuesday) because it is the final party before all restriction of lent untill Easter day.

Carnevale is... Read more

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THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY IT'S... VALENTINE'S DAY dinner start at 8pm


This is the night for all to come together, singles and couples.This is the feast for who is in love with food.Food is the... Read more

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STEFANO COOKS ITALIAN FOOD NEARLY EVERY DAY AND HE SPENDS A LONG TIME IN THE KITCHEN TRYING OUT LOTS OF DIFFERENT RECIPES AND SOURCING NEW, INTERESTING DISHES TO SURPRISE TASTEBUDS AT OUR SUPPERCLUB... Read more

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We are trying to come up with the perfect menu to make you feel that the long-awaited SPRING has arrived! Outside maybe cold and freezing but inside at Stairway Kitchen it is finally Spring... Read more

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Yesss, it has already passed one year since we opened StairWay Kitchen...A complimentary glass of Prosecco is the best way to start with :-)
In this year we have seen many fantastic foodie lovers,... Read more

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**November in Italy is very famous for its specialties. It is time to eat Chestnut at Calliera (village where we come from) Nearly everybody has a Chestnut tree or a Caki fruit tree, one of the... Read more

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In this dinner we would like you to bring to the most famous dish in Italy
since the 16th century, "POLENTA"
It often happen that a nation will identify themselves with their traditional
food.... Read more

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In this dinner we would like to bring you to this amazing dish called TRUFFLE.
A **truffle** is the fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus,
predominantly one of the many species of the... Read more

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And here we are in 2014 - ready for another exciting year full of surprises at
Stairway Kitchen.

For our first secret dinner Stefano and I have put together an excellent menu
fit for Italian... Read more

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## **_One of our best friends in London is "Lisetta", she comes from France.
Since we opened our doors @ Stairway Kitchen she has nagged us to show what we
can do with French food so we have created... Read more

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_Carnevale, Carnevale and Carnevale! In Italy it's Carnevale time, 40 days
before Easter the magic word is Carnevale, it's parties and it's specialites._

_Carnevale is also called "Martedi' grasso"... Read more

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**In this dinner Stefano and I have lined up areally interesting menu . We are going to show you what you would eat if you lived at "Calliera", a very small small village (around 180 people) in the... Read more

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In Italy there are many different places where we go to enjoy food. There is
the classic restaurant, the local Osteria or even Trattoria - On Saturday 21st
June Stairway Kitchen would like to... Read more

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It's time for holiday! ...This is the atmosphere in our flat and that's why we
decided to bring you in an amazing place.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Along with... Read more

Contact

Website: stairwaytoheavenskitchen.blogspot.co.uk

Email: stairwaykitchen@gmail.com

Twitter: @stairwaykitchen

Reviews

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DELICIOUS! Do this!

Rating: 10

Vicky attended FREESTYLE DINNER (Private dinner for Lucy) in February 2014, reviewed on 14 February 2014

Stefano's dishes were really unusual and every single one was melt-in-the-mouth delicious. This meal was amazing value and I'd definitely recommend Stairway Kitchen to anyone looking to celebrate a special occassion - or just to have a get together somewhere more relaxed and intimate than a restaurant - in a different way.

A great night!

Rating: 10

Just Hospitality attended POLENTATA in November 2013, reviewed on 26 November 2013

I had some friends visiting from out of town and I decided to drag them with me to a supperclub. I had always wanted to try a supperclub but I don't think my friends were too excited by the idea. But what a great experience we had! We all loved the Stairway Kitchen and would definitely highly recommend it. One of my friends has a gluten allergy but as we chose Polentata, he could eat everything on the menu. Every course was different and delicious. My favourite was definitely the buckwheat polenta with wild mushrooms. Stefano is a genius in the kitchen and Leonardo was a great host! Thanks for a great evening.

Great evening

Rating: 10

Mark M. attended !!! WELCOME 2013 !!! in January 2012, reviewed on 25 January 2013

What a wonderful evening, great food and a really fun group of people, with Stefano the perfect chef host, and Leonardo providing excellent support. The food was very good, loved the risotto unusual combination of flavours that worked very well. This is an experience to be repeated, and for those of you who have not been I would highly recommend a visit.

Absolutely delicious!

Rating: 10

Kathy attended !!! WELCOME 2013 !!! in January 2012, reviewed on 25 January 2013

Our first visit to the Stairway Kitchen and what a wonderful evening it turned out to be! We loved the sound of the Italian menu (who could resist the flavours of Saffron risotto with Amaretti biscuits!) Stefano is passionate about food and every course delivered fresh, seasonal ingredients with a wow factor. Dining in someone's home with a group of strangers, sounds daunting at first, but the welcome from Leonardo and the friendliness of the other diners, made the evening very special.

A great night out

Rating: 10

Debs attended !!! WELCOME 2013 !!! in January 2012, reviewed on 20 January 2013

My 3rd time at Stairway Kitchen! The food never fails to impress! New combination of flavours and a palpale love for food from the chef Stefano, makes dining here a unique experience all the time. A great way of meeting new people too!
A perfect start to the new year.
Happy 2013 to Stefano and Leonardo!

Welcome 2013 supper

Rating: 10

Becks5358 attended !!! WELCOME 2013 !!! in January 2012, reviewed on 20 January 2013

this was my first supper club I had attended, but it was fantastic. Easy to find location, food was out of this world and the company were incredible!
Thank you for the wonderful food and I will be back!
Becks

Celebrating beauty and taste

Rating: 10

Luisa Maria attended "SAN MARTINO" in November 2012, reviewed on 18 November 2012

Absolutely fabulous, yes!
I'm pleased I booked my place at Stairway Kitchen on Nov 11th, The 'San Martino' event. I spent a lovely evening!
The atmosphere was nice and warm. And nice and warm were the people at the table. I enjoyed the conversations, and lots of fun!
The food was gorgeous, generous, luscious, and beautifully displayed in the plates.
I could not believe how versatile the chesnuts can be and I LOVE chestnuts!
The stuff was great! They are all real experts in welcoming people and making great food for them!
Thank you!
I'll definitely come back!
Luisa Maria

top level

Rating: 10

giasna attended "HALLOWEEN TIME" in November 2012, reviewed on 13 November 2012

I'm a big fan of leo and stefano'supperclub. I have already been at 4 stairwaykitchen's dinner and I'll be back very soon because the food is fantastico.it is difficult say what I liked most at stairwaykitchen because everything taste like if my mum were cocking.I can say that Stefano's ravioli is one of my favourites dish,I've tried the one with Pumpkin, and the one with Asparagus they were amazing.I can also say that at stairwaykitchen seems to have dinner at a friends house even though many guests doesn't know each others. I really recommend stairwaykitchen kitchen.
thank you very much guys and see you for the next dinner on the 24th nov!!!!

Absolutely the stairway to the joys of fine food

Rating: 10

Petit Gourmand attended "SAN MARTINO" in November 2012, reviewed on 12 November 2012

It was the first time for me to take part in a supper club event and I wanted to know what it is like if people meet to share this food experience in someone's home. And it turned out to be a really funny evening with relaxed people who love good food and were up for a laugh.

In fact, the food was just gorgeous. We started our journey of the Italian autumn with the Novello that reminded us of a sunny vineyard. The course I will remember is the chestnut gnocchi in Taleggio cheese fonue. Whether it is Italian or French as the chef Stefano put forward doesn't really matter: the fondue was light and tasty. The dinner was rounded up with Italian coffee and a selection of fine liqueurs.

The welcoming atmosphere of the hosts made this event a very remarkable evening indeed.

Thank you, guys!

Marc

Stairway Kitchen in the heart of Soho,London responded on 19 November 2012:

Hi Marc it was really nice to meet you and we are very happy you enjoyed your first experience in a supper club.
Thank you very much for your review.
Hope to see u soon at one of our next events.

Leo & Stefano

Anniversary Celebrated in London with amazing food and wonderful hosts

Rating: 10

catosmith attended "HALLOWEEN TIME" in October 2012, reviewed on 6 November 2012

I surprised my husband by arranging for us to join Stairway Kitchen for a delicious meal the evening we arrived in London. This was only my second trip to London, the first occurring 21 years earlier, and his first trip ever. It was our 16th anniversary that we were combining with a business trip and I was put in charge of making the arrangements.

I discovered Stairway Kitchen was having a supper club on the Saturday evening we arrived and signed up. Leonardo and Stefano were delightful hosts, the food was so amazing I was still tasting it the entire next morning, and the company was very international and engaging.

I highly recommend giving them a try. Be prepared to eat all night long, laugh, and stumble home, fully satisfied.

Stairway Kitchen in the heart of Soho,London responded on 6 November 2012:

Helloooo,thanks for your review and for having chosen our SupperClub for your 16th wedding anniversary.Still a big smile on our face that we could help you with the surprise and we are also glade you enjoyed the food and the evening.
We hope to see u again at some point in London.Have a look at the pictures on our blog http://stairwaytoheavenskitchen.blogspot.co.uk/.

Thanks again.

Leo & Stefano