Hey guys, how are you doing? I heard about the opening of a brand new (and downright cool) Pizza & Deli Emporium in Nottingham.

Of course a pizza emporium had my interest piqued from the outset. It’s headed up by an ambitious Nottingham chef, who is turning up the heat on the city’s already vibrant restaurant and bar scene.

Louis Gray (aka Louis Louis) is taking on a much sought after residency when he starts up his own eatery in the city. By using his love of bold flavours and cutting-edge produce, he’s aiming to give diners something a little bit different.

He’ll be taking classic pizzas and sandwiches to another level, giving them his own twist and I can’t wait to check his inventive food out.

Louis will be serving up pizzas with intriguingly lush titles such as ‘The Swine and Pine’ with sweet chilli glazed pineapple, shredded ham hock and jalapenos.

If you’re missing our non-existent summer, check out ‘The Summer Garden’ unbaked and topped with garlic butter, spinach, watercress, macerated fennel, radish and tomato shaved parmesan.

If you’re more a sides kinda gal, check out Bratwurst baked beans, chicken strips with honey mustard and spring onion, and warm giant pretzels with hummus, balsamic vinegar and oil. Deli-style sandwiches and homemade cakes will also be on offer alongside a Sunday Brunch service.

23 year old Louis is excited to be turning the dream of starting up on his own, into a reality. He said: “I’ve been cooking professionally for four years’ now and to get the chance to go it alone is something I’m very much looking forward to, especially in my home city. It has been my goal since I was just a kid.”

His passion for cookery comes from spending time in the kitchen with his food obsessed family. He’s using these influences and love of using bold flavour combinations to create a menu that will undoubtedly be a game-changer.

Louis Louis Pizza & Deli Emporium will be opening up in Das Kino on Fletcher Gate on Wednesday 16th September 2015.

Louis added: “I am excited to be working with the guys at Das Kino as it is one of my favourite venues in Nottingham. Das Kino is due to celebrate its first birthday soon and it’s become a real go-to place in the city. It’s exciting to think that I will be feeding their loyal punters and helping to continue to make it the place to eat in Nottingham.”

For more information about the Nottingham lad done (very) good, visit Louis Louis on www.facebook.com/louislouisnotts.

If you do manage to check it out, do let me know how you get on. Have a gorgeous weekend!