Walking in the door of Hunter-Gatherer I expected to see a 50-year-old Italian there to greet me for my pasta class which I was going to be part of for the evening. I don’t know why I had this idea in my head! Spending a few weeks talking over Instagram gave me these preconceptions and I always think of someone who has such a passion for bread and pasta to be Italian but this is not true. Instead, Lorin who is smart, handsome and is only 29 years old stood before me with a whole world of knowledge and has crammed so much into his life already!
Can you remember when that exciting new deli opened a few doors along from the Emporium? How eager we all were to see this place take shape and show us some fantastic food?
Standing proudly on Osbourne road sits Andre’s Food Bar, Southsea’s oldest sandwich shop and this week I caught up with co-owner of the business Antony to chat about its history. Antony is the cousin of Andre and they both worked together to revamp the business in 2016 when Andre’s french dad retired, changing the family business name that most people will remember as being La Croissantiere. Having now been open for 2 years it seemed the right time to open a second shop which would actually sit quite close to the original establishment that Andre’s parents had owned in Guildhall Walk.