In Newton Mearns, Dimora Neapolitan restaurant is gearing up for a series of special events.

The popular Ayr Road restaurant has long specialised in dishes from the Campania region of Italy.

Over the next couple of months, will draw on his culinary roots to present two evenings showcasing the region’s Neapolitan cooking.

Chef Peppe Staiano.

Chef Peppe Staiano.

Hailing from Sorrento on the Amalfi coast, Staiano’s family have been in the restaurant business for generations. His parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts have all worked within the catering sector.

Taking place on Thursday 27th September and Thursday 25th October, the two events will offer mini-tasting menus with a paired glass of wine for £19.95 per person.

A member of The Federation of Italian Chefs and the former Group Executive Chef at Manorview Hotels, Staiano said: ‘Many Scots holiday in the Amalfi Coast and relish the food and drink on offer there, so I am convinced there is a market for authentic fresh Neapolitan cuisine in Glasgow.

‘I’m proud of my culinary heritage and my aim for Dimora is to offer Scots a real taste of the south of Italy.’

Dimora: pop-up afternoon tea from Helen Vass

If you have a sweet tooth, you might also want to book into Dimora on Saturday 15th September.

Guest pastry chef Helen Vass will be in the kitchen preparing a gorgeous Italian afternoon tea. Chef Vass’ patisserie skills have long been much admired among Glasgow’s cake lovers.

More recently, her talents made new fans when the chef appeared on BBC’s Bake Off: Crème de la Crème.

The event takes place on Saturday 15th September with tickets at £25 per person. As well as afternoon tea, the price includes a Prosecco cocktail.

Of course, you can always book a table at Dimora via 5pm Dining.

Two courses from the early evening market menu cost £12.95.

The exact dishes change regularly but typical main course options might be the pork rib ragu pasta with mozzarella cheese or the gnocchi with butternut squash, courgettes and Pecorino cheese shavings.