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Laurent-Perrier x The Greenhouse Christmas Menu Launch

posted by on 30/11/2011

Laurent-Perrier held an intimate evening at The Greenhouse restaurant as they launched their Christmas menu. A 5 course meal paired with 5 different Laurent-Perrier champagne each complimenting the respected dish. Read about what’s on offer this Christmas at The Greenhouse courtesy of Head Chef Antonin Bonnet and Laurent-Perrier.

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Laurent Perrier & The Greenhouse
Based in the heart of Champagne, in Tous-Sur-Marne, Laurent Perrier was established 200 years ago in 1812 and is one of the most distinguished family-owned champagne houses. After a change of ownership just over 50 years ago, Laurent Perrier is known today as the largest independent champagne brand worldwide.

The Greenhouse is a lovely restaurant based over in Mayfair. Though tucked away in a secluded part of Green Park, the restaurant boasts a really nice garden-lined entrance that had me convinced I was trespassing! With a European cuisine and an extensive selection of wines and champagnes, The Greenhouse boasts a chilled atmosphere and makes for an intimate dining experience.

After being seated, where we were walked through the champagne list and menu. The five course meal kicked off with a selection of French bread and butter; given that each course would be paired with different champagne- I say it was a wise decision to line the stomach first!

The first course was the Apple Cider Marinated Mackerel. The dish came centred, accompanied by a sprinkle of horseradish snow and some pickled black radish. Though not my favourite of the dishes, because I’m not a fan of horseradish or mackerel, I was impressed with the presentation. This dish was paired with Laurent-Perrier’s Ultra Brut champagne; with a crystal clear freshness with and an extra dry taste, the is wine in its purest form.

Next up was the Atlantic Cod, it came with a leek fondue and smoked potato in a champagne sauce. The dish was paired with Lauren-Perrier’s Millésimé 2002. I preferred this dish to the first, the fish was cooked by acidity rather that the conventional way which was refreshing and the sauce went very well with the cod.

The third course was the Poached Scottish Lobster. It’s came with cep mushroom ravioli and chicken oyster in lobster bisque. I don’t even have to say this was the best course, Lobster done properly is the best thing ever and the lobster bisque was amazing. The dish was paired with Laurent-Perrier’s Grande Cuvée- Grand Siécle.

Onto the desert courses, we had the Pineapple Sorbet with coconut foam. Without a doubt the best sorbet I have had in a really long time and with that coconut foam, it was just amazing. With this desert we drank the Laurent-Perrier Demi-Sec.

Finally we had the Rhubarb and Apple Millefeuelle with a pear sorbet. The dish was paired with Laurent-Perrier’s most popular champagne- the Cuvée Rosé.