This summer the Gherkin’s 40th floor restaurant (usually only open to members) will host a Moroccan-themed pop-up. Moroccan Sky Riad will not only offer panoramic views of the City but also a five course tasting menu the ‘Art of Spice’.
On the menu: Lamb Cannon in a 40-hour soaked Moroccan marinade, harissa prawns with cactus fruit and olives and chicken tagine with couscous. Afternoon tea and bar snacks of handmade falafel and fried calamari with harissa mayonnaise are also on offer.
To drink there’s a range of herb and spice inspired cocktails like the Bgheet Neshred (orange marmalade, martini rosato, black cardamom, spices and Prosecco). For those not imbibing cocktails there are herb-infused teas.
Moroccan Sky Riad runs from 20 July-5 September. Tickets for the event are £59 per person and are available from www.searcysthegherkin.co.uk or call 020 7071 5025. Lunch is served noon-2 pm and dinner is from 6-9 pm. Guests can book regular tables or ‘Sultan Beds’ for four-eight people.