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Saturday, 30 November 2019
£49 instead of £100 for a festive Peter Rabbit themed afternoon tea for two with a glass of Prosecco each at 5* Le Méridien Hotel, Piccadilly - enjoy double AA Rosette award-winning dining and save 51%
£13 instead of £18.50 for a full day Chessington Winter’s Tail ticket with The Gruffalo & The Stick Man at Chessington World of Adventures - see Santa in his grotto, the SEA LIFE centre, enjoy selected rides and save 30%
Friday, 29 November 2019
Get into the festive spirit with Searcys exclusive Christmas cocktail menu at St Pancras International
GET INTO THE FESTIVE SPIRIT WITH SEARCYS EXCLUSIVE CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL MENU AT ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL
- St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys have created an exclusive cocktail menu for station visitors to enjoy, including a limited edition serve, created in collaboration with Lancôme
- The ‘La Vie est Belle’ signature cocktail (£15) is available until 4th of January, and made up of notes of orange blossom, marmalade and pear - topped with Searcys Champagne Selected Cuvée
Joining in the festivities, Searcys Champagne Bar has teamed up with Lancôme for a very Merry Christmas, with an exclusive signature ‘La Vie est Belle’ cocktail, inspired by the Lancôme Eau De Parfum.
Guests to St Pancras this Christmas season can celebrate together in the bustling station, enjoying festive cocktails while admiring the twinkling light display from the 36-foot Lancôme Christmas installation and Pop-Up. Made up of 1,500 La Vie Est Belle perfume bottles, the glittering Christmas monument takes centre stage on St Pancras International’s main station concourse until 4th January 2020.
Designed in collaboration with Lancôme and Searcys’ expert mixologists, the simple and elegant cocktail is a carefully selected mix of; Crème de mûre, pear liqueur, marmalade vodka, Lancôme orange blossom water and Searcys Champagne Selected Cuvée – finished off with a delicate pink rose petal garnish (£15).
For those having a dry Christmas, there’s no need to miss out - with a ‘mocktail’ version of the ‘La Vie est Belle’ also available, made with pear puree, cranberry juice, lime, and topped with Franklin & Sons soda water (£5.95).
Alongside the ‘La Vie est Belle’ cocktail specials, Searcys expert mixologists have also whipped up two further Christmas cocktails for the festive season. The more the merrier!
For a taste of Christmas, the Christmas Barlow (£15) combines Mulled Wine, Cognac and Searcys Selected Cuvée and is garnished with a dried orange slice; while for a decadent treat, guests can opt for the Minty Way (£12) (Havana Club 3-Year-Old Rum, Mozart White Chocolate Cream and topped off with Marie Brizard Mint White Liqueur and finished with a cinnamon stick garnish).
Home to Europe’s longest champagne bar, the new festive cocktails are available to enjoy exclusively at the iconic St Pancras by Searcys Champagne Bar, located on the Grand Terrace Upper Concourse from November to 4th January 2020. Available for guests to stop-by or to book online at www.stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk.
For more information on music, arts, culture and retail events happening in the station, visit http://stpancras.com and follow @StPancrasInt.
Posted by Visit Stonehenge at 1:22:00 pm
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Transport for London - Weekend travel information - 30 November and 1 December, and the following week.
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS, TURKEY LEG MEAT PIES AND PROSECCO FOR PUDDING: 100 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS IN ONE TIME-HOPPING FESTIVE TASTING MENU AT ‘TESCO FEAST OF THE CENTURY’
On 4 and 5 December, Tesco will host a Christmas dinner like no other, taking guests on an immersive culinary journey through the past 100 years of festive celebrations.
Starting in 1919, the year Tesco founder, Jack Cohen, set up his Hackney market stall, diners will travel through time, getting a taste of Christmases past, present and future through dishes all made using the festive food selection available at Tesco this Christmas. Diners will be served up a century’s worth of Christmas food and drink in one decadent, decade-hopping menu - through the Art Deco era, the swinging sixties, to the present day and beyond.
Held in partnership with renowned ‘dining adventurers’, Flavourology, diners will enjoy an 11-course tasting menu that celebrates key moments in time and iconic Christmas dishes of past decades. The feasting menu was conceptualised by food historian, Tasha Marks, and reimagined for present day diners by Tesco and Flavourology chefs.
Guests will enter the venue, a former 1900s police station in Covent Garden, and receive a welcome drink inspired by the era to sip on as they journey back in time at the ‘Tesco Feast of the Century.’ Once seated, diners will then travel through each decade - just like Joel, the delivery driver in this year’s Tesco Christmas advert - via a heady mix of swirling projections, music and light, guided by time-travelling hosts. Each new course will signify the passing of time, and as each one is served, the environment the diners are in will change, giving guests a truly immersive experience.
The first 10 courses will reimagine what people of each decade from the past 100 years would have enjoyed around the Christmas dinner table; from a 1930s festive ham terrine, to a 70s prawn cocktail with a modern twist and an update on the 80s drunken cheese fondue.[i]
The final course, the 11th, will celebrate the dish of Christmas future. Invented by – and informed by the insights of – the Tesco Product Development Chefs. This dish also takes inspiration from Marks’ analysis of trends over the past 100 years, to predict what Christmas dinners of the future could look like.
Fittingly, the feast costs £19.19 – taking inspiration from the year Tesco was founded – and all proceeds will go to charity.[ii]
Tasha Marks, food historian, said: “Food has always been central to our Christmas celebrations, so it was fascinating to take a deep dive into the trends that have influenced our festive feasts over the past 100 years. From beef, to turkey, Port to Prosecco – some of our tastes may have changed, but decadence, delicious food and a touch of luxury have always been at the heart of our Christmas menus. Based on this fact alone, you can be sure that the Tesco Feast of the Century will deliver a festive night to remember!”
Martyn Lee, Executive Chef, Product Development, for Tesco said: “Tesco has been delivering Christmas for 100 years, so we felt that putting on a feast of this kind was a fitting way to celebrate and the perfect way to showcase our fantastic festive foods this year. We follow trends and changing tastes closely to ensure we deliver the perfect Christmas for all the nation and we’ve worked hard with Tasha and Flavourology to craft a truly unforgettable experience. The Tesco Feast of the Century will be a celebration of festive food and its important role in the nation’s celebrations at Christmastime.”
The ‘Tesco Feast of the Century’ will take place on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 December between 6.30pm and 11pm, at 5 Great Newport St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 7JB.
Tickets are available via Design My Night https://www.designmynight.com/
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Posted by Visit Stonehenge at 9:35:00 pm
CALLING ALL FESTIVE FOOD FANATICS… YOU CAN NOW GET A FULL CHRISTMAS DINNER IN A BUN!
- St Pancras International launches Christmas dinner burger, exclusively at Prime Burger
- Available at Prime Burger St Pancras International, the new addition features all the trimmings, including melted brie, pigs in blankets and Brussel sprout slaw
- Christmas foodies can enjoy the new addition from Tuesday 26th November
For those that can’t wait for the big day, St Pancras International’s Prime Burger has come to the rescue, with the launch of the ‘Festive Feast.’ The limited-edition burger offers Christmas champions a full turkey feast, complete with all the nation’s favourite trimmings, served up in a tasty super soft bun.
Available from today, the Festive Feast (£8.95) features a juicy, succulent turkey patty, alongside a heavenly combination of crunchy Brussel sprout slaw, melted French Brie, pickled red onions and homemade cranberry sauce - topped off with not one, but two mouth-watering pigs in blankets.
With everything served in a delicious burger bun, spread with decadent mayonnaise, the Prime Burger St Pancras special comes with fries and your choice of drink for £12.95 - the stuff of Christmas dreams.
Prime Burger St Pancras is located in The Circle on the stations ground floor. Its handcrafted burgers are cooked fresh and served fast, perfect for those looking for a quick Christmas fix.
Mark Pincham, Head of Operations for Prime Burger says “If you’re looking for the best Christmas burger in London, Prime Burger has got you covered this festive season. Our team has worked tirelessly to create the ultimate Christmas burger, made with the best fresh ingredients. Available at our St Pancras International branch, we hope our visitors enjoy this exciting new addition to our menu.”
This festive season, visitors to St Pancras International can enjoy their Festive Feast alongside this year’s sparkling festive installation, created in partnership with Lancôme. Inspired by Paris’ most iconic landmark, the magnifique 36-foot installation brightens up the station with the brands signature pink pantone and features a beautiful light show with over 1,300 flashing LED lights.
For more information on music, arts, culture and retail events happening in the station, visit http://stpancras.com and follow @StPancrasIn