Bishop's Stortford businesses join forces to deliver food and drink
Two independent Bishop's Stortford businesses are refusing to be beaten by the Covid-19 contagion.
Former Birchwood High School student Charlotte is based in Eat17's street food market, where she cooks up her naanzerotto - Italian-style are deep-fried, curry-stuffed, calzone-style naan breads served with arancini-style, saffron-infused vegetable biryani balls coated in garlic, coriander and peshwari naan breadcrumb and bhajis.
While eat-in is no longer an option at the Potter Street venue because of the coronavirus, takeaway orders are still being taken.
Charlotte, who was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was eight and a pupil at Manor Fields primary, set up her business after taking time out from a textile design degree studies in Nottingham.
She moved to Eat17 in December last year after a series of successful pop-up events.
She said: "We have partnered up with fellow local independent business Twisted Cellar to bring you the perfect night in."
Customers can pre-order a main dish, side and rice for £15 with the option to add Redchurch lager at £4 a bottle or a £14 bottle of red or white Bonfire Extreme Vineyards wine from Twisted Cellar to enjoy with the food.
The French farmhouse-style bar, which also sells wines and spirits by the bottle and case online, was set up in 2018 by husband and wife Joe and Sharon Grice.
During the coronavirus shutdown, the business has already set up online tastings and Charlotte is liaising with its "head of hedonistic outreach" and fellow former Birchwood student Hallam Tweddle on the new joint venture.
She said: "Help support two local businesses at the same time while also being naughty and treating yourself!"
To pre-order for delivery on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Naanzerotto Hotline on 07969141446.
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