Sauce Loves… Easter
We have put together a round up of Easter activities from our clients – see below – from special Sunday Roasts, bottomless brunches, Easter cocktails to egg painting and Easter egg hunts.
Sunday Roast and Afternoon Tea at The Game Bird
The Game Bird launched at The Stafford London in March 2017, and has already become renowned for serving wonderful British comfort food dishes. This Easter Sunday will be no different, with guests able to enjoy Executive Chef James Durrant’s traditional Sunday roast, served from a trolley with gravy and all the trimmings (16 April, 2 course: £35, 3 courses: £40). Furthermore, throughout the Easter weekend, The Game Bird will be offering a special afternoon tea, including hot cross buns and delicious Easter themed cakes and pastries alongside the traditional scones and finger sandwiches (14-17 April, £36pp or £48pp with Champagne). Surrounded by the timeless and sophisticated interiors from Rosendale Design, and the welcoming service from the team at The Stafford, The Game Bird provides the perfect space to celebrate Easter with family and friends. www.thestaffordlondon.com/the-game-bird
Free-flowing Sunday Feasts at Veneta this Easter
This Easter, Veneta in St James’s Market is inviting guests to enjoy the recently launched Sunday Feasts menu including free-flowing drinks. Sunday lunches in Italy are a long, leisurely affair that are embraced by both families and friends, and Veneta’s Head Chef, Jamie Thickett, has reflected this in the new Sunday feasting menu that, for just £35pp, includes four decadent courses as well as unlimited Prosecco or Venetian red or white wine. Charcuterie; Olives; Homemade focaccia; and Sardines in saor will be followed by Primi including Kid goat ragu with fresh pappardelle, Secondi such as Whole grilled bream with fennel, blood orange and agretti, and for dessert, Saffron ice cream with rhubarb and blood orange. For further details and to book, visit: www.saltyardgroup.co.uk/veneta
Bottomless brunch and lunch at Aquavit London
Over the Easter weekend, the stylish St James’s Market restaurant, Aquavit London, will be offering two great bottomless options to be enjoyed alongside the contemporary Nordic brunch and lunch menus. For just £15pp guests will be able to enjoy unlimited sommelier wine choice, or for £20pp unlimited Hambledon Classic Cuvée, Brut. Aquavit’s weekend brunch menu is served from 11am-1pm, offering a wide selection of juices and smoothies, classic cinnamon and cardamom buns, and dishes such as Raggmunk with bacon and lingonberries, or Swedish pancakes with blueberries and cream. Lunch menus, served from 11am-3.30pm, include further Nordic delicacies such as Matje herring with potato, sour cream and egg yolk, and Swedish meatballs with lingonberries, pickled cucumber. With a laid-back yet sophisticated atmosphere, and delicious Nordic cuisine, the bottomless brunch and lunch options at Aquavit London provide the perfect space to enjoy this Easter weekend with family and friends. www.aquavitrestaurants.com/london/
Easter Sunday at Le Pont de la Tour
With cosy banquettes and exceptional views of Tower Bridge, this is surely the most glamourous spot for a leisurely lunch. On Easter Sunday, Le Pont de la Tour will offer a fantastic lunch menu priced at £28 for two courses and £32 for three courses. Dishes include Marinated baby artichokes, smoked haddock and quail egg; Poached sea trout, wild garlic and mussels veloute; and Roast sirloin of beef, seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes. www.lepontdelatour.co.uk
Celebrate Easter at Butlers Wharf Chop House
Celebrate Easter and the first long bank holiday of 2017 with Butlers Wharf Chop House’s fantastic menus! On Good Friday, the restaurant will offer a delicious Bunny pie with braised hispi cabbage (£18.50); and on Easter Sunday and Monday, the restaurant will offer a fantastic Roast menu, priced at £25 for two courses and £30 for three courses. Easter Sunday sees a selection of brunch dishes from the Hot Cross Brunch menu where hot cross buns will be served instead of a muffin with each brunch favourite – also available at Paternoster Chop House and South Place Chop House. www.chophouse-restaurant.co.uk
Easter weekend with Blueprint Café
This Easter weekend enjoy quality family time at Blueprint Café with hearty, seasonal dishes from a menu created by head chef Joseph Albina. On Easter Saturday, guests will be able to enjoy a delicious bottomless brunch, while on Easter Sunday chef Albina will be serving a fantastic set menu. Priced at £20 for two courses or £25 for three courses, highlights from the set menu include Beetroot and goats’ cheese salad with walnut vinaigrette and a seasonal Roast lamb shoulder with all the trimmings. For further information please visit: http://www.blueprintcafe.co.uk/whats-on-blueprint/events/easter-weekend-2017/
Enjoy a Pasta Bottomless Brunch at Cantina del Ponte
Cantina del Ponte will be serving their new Prosecco and Pasta Bottomless Brunch on Saturday and Easter Sunday. The relaxed and informal menu features a selection of small starters and pasta dishes prepared at the restaurant’s front of house pasta counter. The brunch will be available from 12pm-3pm, offering a variety of brunch dishes such as poached egg with spinach and Mornay sauce as well as a selection of savoury options including smoked swordfish, rocket, tomato and fennel. For further information please visit www.cantinadelponte.co.uk
Tom’s Kitchen collaborates with Cacklebean for an Easter special
An exclusive breakfast special has been created by Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea for the month of April to celebrate the exquisite Arlington Whites Golden Eggs from Cacklebean. Encouraging diners not to forget about real eggs this Easter, the breakfast special is a Savoury porridge with a poached Cacklebean egg, wild mushrooms with a bacon and black pudding crumble. Available for breakfast throughout April (Mon-Fri, 8-11:30am). To book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7349 0202
Bertinet Kitchen’s Hot Cross Buns – available online
The Bertinet Kitchen’s moreish hot cross buns full of succulent dried fruit and delicious both cold or toasted, are available by the dozen online now. The Buns will be dispatched from Monday to Thursday, and will be dispatched the day after ordering if ordered before 2pm. Click here to order http://www.thebertinetkitchen.com/shop/bakery
Tom’s Kitchen’s freshly baked Hot Cross Buns
Over the Easter period, from 10th-21st April 2017, freshly baked hot cross buns will be available to pre-order from the Tom’s Kitchen delis of Canary Wharf and St Katharine Docks, as well as the recently opened Birmingham. Priced at £6 for four or £10 for eight, these seasonal treats contain a warming spice mixture including cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. The recipe is from Tom Aikens, founder of Tom’s Kitchen, now located in four sites across London and recently launched in Birmingham. To order please contact www.tomskitchen.co.uk Tom Aikens’ recipe is available with an accompanying image
Chocolate Afternoon Tea at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
This Easter, the recently opened Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square will offer a Chocolate Afternoon Tea using only the finest Valrhona chocolate. The indulgent menu is a chocoholic’s dream come true, incorporating chocolate into each section of the menu; finger sandwiches, French pastries and a twist on tradition with chocolate and almond scones with chocolate hazelnut spread, Devonshire clotted cream and seasonal jams. Savoury items subtly featuring chocolate include roast beef on a milk bun with granny smith compote, verjus and chocolate nibs and goats cheese mouse on cereal toast with espelette coulis and bitter chocolate. Chocolate connoisseurs can delight with a selection of patisseries featuring a chocolate from Valrhona’s range such as chocolate tart with raspberry and candied ginger made with Manjari (64%) and Jivara (40%) and macaroon with matcha and orange confit featuring Ivoire (35%). To accompany the Easter Afternoon Tea, guests can choose Hot Chocolate or from a selection of Rare Teas all with delicate chocolate notes.
The Chocolate Afternoon Tea will be served in the stunning Rotunda Lounge at the heart of the hotel, available from 10th April to 23rd April, served daily from 3.00pm – 5.30pm. The menu costs £52 per person or £62 including a glass of Delamotte Brut Champagne.
Mirabeau en Provence rosé: the perfect accompaniment to this year’s Easter dishes
Mirabeau en Provence’s award-winning rosés are great accompaniments to a wide range of cuisines, perfect as aperitifs and ideal for sharing good times with friends and family. Over the Easter period, pair your Spring lamb with a bottle of Mirabeau’s delicious, dry pink wines which are regarded as some of the very best from the region. Mirabeau Classic (RRP £9.99) and Mirabeau Pure (RRP £12.99) are available from Waitrose stores in the UK. Newly launched Mirabeau Etoile (RRP £16) is available from Sainsbury’s stores in the UK.
A Nordic Nation Easter
Aster’s talented mixologists will be serving up the Aster Egg cocktail as an Easter special. The delectable concoction is made with Diplomatico reserva rum mixed with Mozart dark chocolate liqueur, aztec bitter chocolate, milk and sugar. The cocktail is served in a hollow milk chocolate egg, providing a chocolate chaser for this alcoholic Easter treat. Aster Egg is available from 3rd – 17th April and costs £18. The Bottomless Brunch will be available on both Good Friday and Saturday, with live music and kids under 12 eating free. Aster will also host a Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday with traditional Nordic Easter eggs prizes. www.aster-restaurant.com
German Gymnasium celebrates Easter with a set lunch menu, special cocktail and show stopping installation
This year, D&D London restaurant German Gymnasium will be celebrating Easter with a menu of carefully curated dishes, a stunning Easter themed installation and a specially created cocktail called Le Chocolatier. Costing customers £10.50 and available from 10th-16th April, the cocktail is a well-balanced mix of creole bitter, Ron Zacapa 23 rum, guanoabana juice and wood cacao syrup, garnished with vanilla foam. The special set Easter lunch menu designed by executive chef, Bjoern Wassmuth will allow guests to select two or three courses, for £28/£35 respectively, with the option of unlimited Prosecco for an additional £15. The menu will feature a range of German fare from smoked pork sausage salad or calf liver dumplings as a starter, to chicken schnitzel or schupfnudeln with fresh truffle and spring greens as main dish options. For dessert, guests can enjoy apple strudel, hazelnut praline or a fresh fruit compote for a German-inspired nod to the holiday. www.germangymnasium.com
Sharing plates and Easter egg painting at Blanchette
Easter is all about coming together as a family and sharing good food and good times! To honour this, over the Easter weekend, Blanchette will be serving up a seasonal sharing dish for the table of Roast lamb rump with minted Jersey Royals, confit garlic and rosemary jus at both Blanchette Soho and Blanchette Brick Lane. On Sunday 16th April, they will also be running their annual Egg Painting competition offering the chance for contestants to win a bottle of Delamotte Champagne. For further information please visit www.blanchettelondon.co.uk
Easter fun for all the family at Hilton London Bankside
This Easter, Hilton London Bankside is launching an exciting array of activities and new amenities for families. Children will be welcomed with comfy fox onesies referencing the hotel’s own furry mascot, the Bankside fox. A treasure hunt will take children all over the property in search of its sneaky fox sculptures which can be ticked off as they go. After working up an appetite, kids will head to OXBO’s ice-cream station in the open kitchen to assemble their own super sundaes, with a huge variety of flavour combinations, toppings and sauces. At The Distillery mixologists have designed a mocktail menu especially for kids with plenty of vitamin-rich freshly squeezed fruit juice. Lion shaped goodie bags with colouring books, puzzles and crayons will also be placed in every room as well as child-friendly city maps so that kids can plot their adventures in London. OXBO will also feature a giant chocolate Egg in their Easter display, which will be demolished by children dinning in the restaurant on Easter Sunday. Family stays at Hilton London Bankside from £299 for an interconnecting room, based on four people sharing, including breakfast. For reservations visit
www.londonbankside.hilton.com or call 020 3667 5600
Mindful Chef: Eat Well, Live Better
Looking for seasonal, fresh and healthy springtime recipes? The new Mindful Chef cookbook is packed full of easy-to-prepare recipes that offer nutritionally-proven health and wellness benefits. Mindful Chef has been operating for 18 months and working alongside their Head Chef, Louisa, Myles and Giles (co-founders of Mindful Chef) design and deliver the delicious recipes that are featured in this book. With over 70 recipes to choose from, we recommend trying out the Persian lamb with aubergine, pomegranate and mint quinoa over this Easter break.