The at-home cookery kits have been a sell out success during lockdown, and they're set to continue after a short hiatus.

Home by Nico, which launched in early April, offered fans of Six by Nico the chance to cook a four course meal for two or four people from the restaurant, at home.

Themes have included a world tour with: a Greek experience, French Riviera, Chinese fusion and Mexican Fiesta – with menus selling out in minutes for delivery in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The final menu, which featured a selection of ‘best of’ dishes is set for delivery over the weekend of 10-12 July.

Home by Nico will be paused from now but plans for the food delivery business will be revealed later this year.

Speaking at his cook along live, which was watched on social media by over 20,000 people, chef Nico confirmed that Home by Nico would continue as the team has secured new premises for the venture and were working to ‘elevate it’.

He added that it would be likely that the service could resume around October, with a team working on it in the background as the main focus now is reopening all Nico restaurants, including a Six by Nico in London.

Cook along live

Home by Nico

Nico ready to cook live from home, with guests on Zoom.

Thousands of customers tuned in on 8 July to watch Nico Simeone cook the steak pie from the Chippie 2.0 – the latest menu at Six by Nico restaurants.

With all of Six by Nico restaurants reopening across the UK from Monday 13 July, including the new London site, the 40-minute live stream event on Facebook was hosted by Nico as a thank you to loyal customers who had missed the restaurant during lockdown.

The live demonstration was a first for the chef and proved to be a viral hit with over 20,000 customers tuning in to watch and 1,000 lucky customers cooking alongside him from the comfort of their own homes thanks to kits that were delivered in Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and London.

Speaking of the live cook along chef Nico Simeone said: “It seemed like the perfect time to do this for our loyal community and give our customers across the UK a chance to cook up one of the most famous ‘Chippie’ dishes at home.

“This is the first time we’ve ever done something like this and was great to meet so many of our customer virtually, I was so impressed by some of their presentation skills and we’re now really looking forward to reopening our restaurants again”

Bookings are being taken now for the Six by Nico reopenings with Glasgow and Edinburgh set to welcome customers again from 17 July.

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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