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The Ethicurean at John Lewis’s Gardening Society

The very word Ethicurean conjures up images of ‘ethics’ and ‘epicurean’, which means to find pleasure and joy. It sounds a wonderful way to break up the drudgery of winter – get to the rooftop of John Lewis. They’ve been hosting pop ups since the summer and now the final residency of the year, The Ethicurean brings the year to its end. SEEN went earlier in the summer and you’d never believe you were in the heart of the bustling capital, much less on top of one of London’s most iconic stores. Christmas singalongs are planned for December, not to say hot toddies.

The menu sounds delicious, evoking an old English cookbook: The Ethicurean Welsh Rabbit (Rarebit) with Star Anise Confit Duck, Hot Smoked Arctic Char, Sauerkraut & Caraway Seeds or Chinese Leaf Kimchi or maybe try: Truffle and Porcini Mushroom Pork Sausage with Buttered Mashed Potato, Cider and Onion sauce. It brings the flavours of Somerset to London.

For dessert: London Sticky Toffee Apple Cake (scrumped apple!), Cake with Thames-imported Spices and Vanilla Cream or the wonderfully indulgent London Stout Pudding with Steamed Chocolate and London Stout with an ‘inappropriate amount of cream’. Go on, it is Christmas…

Cocktails provided by Background Bars will include a Pumpkin Punch (Bourbon and Maraschino Cherry Liqueur mixed with Honeyed Rooibos Tea Syrup, Lemon, Pumpkin and Orange Juice topped with Bitters) or an 8-spice Mulled Negroni…

If there’s a few of you, or you just want to go as a couple you could book a private lodge. Choose from a mismatched tool shed, a retro 70s hidey-hole or an intimate snug bedecked with watercolours. The Pavilion is also available for larger groups, which recreates a homely kitchen experience. A vintage piano and a 12-foot Christmas tree complete the festive vibes. It all sounds great fun, and is open until Christmas Eve on 24th December.

“We are really excited to launch our new exclusive menu at The Gardening Society this winter,” comment Iain and Matthew Pennington, owners and chefs of The Ethicurean. “We will be bringing a few of our favourite dishes from Bristol to London for the first time, including some iconic and hearty British classics which have been given a special Ethicurean twist. For anyone visiting the roof this winter, make sure you try our secret stickytoffee apple cake, the limited edition Christmas venison pie and the melt in the mouth Welsh rabbit with Chinese kimchi for the ultimate Ethicurean experience.”

www.johnlewis.com

John Lewis
300 Oxford Street
London
W1C 1DX

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