Chef Simon Rogan has created special “experimental and instinctive” lunch and dinner menus to be paired with Dom Pérignon vintage champagnes next month at Claridges, where his restaurant Fera is hailed for its “phenomenal” food by the Harden’s Survey.
He says the menus will include “cylindra beetroot, roe deer, blackcurrant and hemp or meadowsweet cake, cherries, pine and sheep’s yoghurt. The textures and tastes of each course are perfectly paired with the aromas, intensity and facets of each of the vintages.”
The menus will be served in the temporarily renamed Dom Pérignon Suite, and will run alongside Transformation, a “multi-sensory journey” around Dom Pérignon guided by cellarmaster Richard Geoffroy, to be installed in an exhibition space in nearby South Molton Street.
The 15-minute sight, sound and taste experience, which includes a drop of the champagne’s 2006 vintage, is free – but is certain to whet your appetite for more. The full tasting at Claridges will include 2004 vintage rosé and 1998 second Plénitude, or P2, and costs £120 a head. Lunch is £290 for three courses and dinner £450 for five courses.
Transformation and the special menus run from Thursday October 20 to Sunday October 23, and can be booked at http://uk.domperignon.com/en-GB/transformation.html.