Aquavit masterclasses at Aquavit London
This month, Aquavit London will launch a series of aquavit masterclasses, presented by aquavit expert and brand ambassador for Amathus, Jon Anders Fjeldrud. Housing one of the largest collections of aquavit in the UK, Aquavit London will host classes designed to guide guests through the history, distilling process and flavours of this quintessential Scandinavian spirit.
Paired with a small smorgasbord tasting, prepared by Executive Chef Henrik Ritzén, the masterclasses will showcase an extensive range of aquavits from O.P. Anderson served from the restaurant’s very own bespoke drinks trolley, including Original Klar, 125th Jubilee, Elderflower, Petronella and Skåne – also available to cater for those in the main dining room. In addition, guests have the option to stay and dine in the main restaurant after the masterclass to enjoy a dinner from Aquavit’s authentic Nordic à la carte menu.
Dating back to the fifteenth century, Aquavit London’s namesake spirit gets its distinctive flavour from spices and herbs such as cumin, caraway and dill, and is often associated with celebrations such as Christmas, Easter and traditional crayfish dinners throughout the Nordic countries.
In keeping with the stylish décor of the restaurant, this classic Scandinavian tipple is served from unique Schnapp Fish decanters, designed by Svenskt Tenn, alongside a creative cocktail list that celebrates classic recipes with a Nordic twist, such as Scandi Mule, Bergen Bitter, Nordfjord and Kalhygge.
The masterclasses will take place one Monday of each month, as part of a collaborative initiative with neighbouring restaurants throughout St James’s Market.
Notes to Editors:
Dates: Monday 24 April, 8 May, 5 June
Price: £15 per person (excluding 12% service charge)
Pre-booking mandatory by calling 020 7024 9848 or emailing email@example.com
Since opening in November 2016, Aquavit London has been bringing authentic Nordic cuisine and design to London’s thriving food scene. The restaurant’s menus are developed by Executive Chef Henrik Ritzén, along with Emma Bengtsson, Executive Chef of the two Michelin-starred Aquavit New York. Aquavit London serves fantastic Nordic dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also offers guests the chance to experience the Swedish tradition of fika and a Nordic Afternoon Tea.
Address: Aquavit, St James’s Market, 1 Carlton Street, London SW1Y 4QQ
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