April showers brings May's flowers and that is especially true in London, as we get ready for the annual Chelsea Flower Show.
To celebrate all things spring and floral, big-city brasserie Chelsea Brasserie and Bar located in chic Sloane Square Hotel will be offering some florally inspired treats and cocktails before and
after the show. For those in need of something more substantial, try the botanically themed two or three course Afternoon in Bloom menu created by head chef Simon Henbery (formerly of Jamie
Oliver's Fifteen), which will be served for lunch and dinner from 22-26 May.
glass of Perrier-Jouët, Brut NV
heritage tomato consommé, dressed Dorset crab, baby basil
chargrilled English asparagus, summer truffle, soft egg and burnt-butter vinaigrette
rabbit and foie-gras terrine, dandelion salad, rhubarb chutney
slow-roast Highfields lamb rump, spiced aubergine purée, pickled carrots, cumin jus
Loch Duart Salmon, Jersey Royals, asparagus and sorrel, truffle emulsion
risotto primavera, courgettes, peas, nettles and flowers, Parmesan crumbs
honey and thyme brûlée, lavender shortbread
bitter chocolate and hazelnut cake, salted hazelnut caramel
elderflower cream tart, strawberries and strawberry sorbet
The Afternoon in Bloom is priced at two courses for £39 and three courses for £45. Booking is advised.