The lights are finally up in Londontown and the festive atmosphere is in full swing at Michelin-starred Angler located at the South Place Hotel. In partnership with Champagne powerhouse Laurent-Perrier, the team at Angler, led by Chef Gary Foulkes, has launched a holiday pop-up called “A Glistening Christmas”. The Sybarite was invited to kick off the festivities, learn more about Laurent-Perrier’s unique history, and taste the winter warmer dishes that Angler has paired with the Laurent-Perrier offering.
We made our way to Angler’s heated rooftop terrace which was decked out in lights, greenery, and rose gold baubles. The colour scheme reflected one of the stars of the evening, the Cuvée Ros. Launched in 1968, the Laurent-Perrier team told us about how the brand’s focus on continuous innovation led to the creation of what is considered to be the original “modern” rosé Champagne. We were welcomed with some Winter Cocktails, namely The LP Winter with Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée, honey, sloe gin, lemon juice, clove, rosemary, and berries; and the Rosé Mémoire with Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, redcurrant jelly, clementine juice, and redcurrants.
Throughout the evening, we were taken on a journey through Laurent-Perrier’s fascinating story, including the time during World War II when Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt took over the business after her two sons joined the French Resistance. As we learned more about the Champagne house and the specific processes that they abide by to ensure only the highest quality products bear the Laurent-Perrier stamp, we were treated to an array of small dishes from Angler that complemented the Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut, the Grand Siècle–which is a blend of three different vintages–and the Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé. The delicious spread included truffle arancini with black truffle mayonnaise; venison bolognese croquettes; chestnut hummus with grilled pitta bread; a caramelised onion flatbread with Reblochon cheese and Alsace bacon; and Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne truffles. “A Glistening Christmas” will run until the end of the festive period and tables can be booked here.
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