When Friday’s come around, everyone gets that Friday feeling with the prospect of an exciting weekend in sight and the end of another working week. Time just whizzes past before your eyes and often enough you barely find the time to catch up with the nearest and dearest. There is nothing quite like a Friday toast to rekindle those relationships whilst enjoying the scorching hot weather London has been blessed with lately.
I popped down to Four Seasons on Park Lane to enjoy the second year running of the Veuve Clicquot Secret Garden. I mean, it is totally a no brainer – my favourite luxury hotel chain collaborating with one of my favourite champagne brands! Sit back, enjoy and relax the beautiful space Four Seasons have put together.
The garden was dressed with many blooming flowers, to bring lots of colour to the garden. However, I think the main focus automatically goes onto the bright yellow Veuve Clicquot branded terrace tables and chairs.
Not forgetting the little details, like the cushions too. How cool!
As you come down off the terrace, you are welcomed to the Hennessy Lounge, which stems from the winter themed winter garden they had back in December. However, it is nice to have both brands working side by side, in making it a welcoming space for both the champagne guzzlers and cognac lovers.
A beautiful in bloom garden with great credit to Four Seasons’ floral designer, Rosalind Ackerley, paired with a buzzing atmosphere and the most friendliest waiters (who seem to know who we are already – we clearly come to Four Seasons too often). It is definitely the ultimate summer hangout spot.
We were more than ready for our waiter to pop the bottle of Veuve Clicquot open and pour us some deliciously cold, golden French water. Cheers guys!
As a part of the garden, chef Eliano Crespi put together a lovely, multi-cultural tapas menu inspired by various countries he had visited himself over the years. The tapas offers a large selection of light bites that makes for perfect nibbles to pair with your drinks.
It wasn’t long before our tasting tapas was served, ready to tuck into the variety we had received. There was Mediterranean, European and Far East vibes were being channeled through the food, which felt like I was in a tropical destination enjoying the faultless Four Seasons service.
There was pecorino croquettes served with a generous helping of basil pesto, sautéed spicy padron peppers with maldon salt, chicken skewers with Malaysian peanut sauce and Piadina Romagnola with stracciatella cheese, which is an Italian flatbread which is then folded and filled, a bit like quesadillas. They are normally served with ham in but because I cannot eat pork, chef kindly made them without it. Thanks chef!quesadilla
I’ve already been to the Secret Garden twice this summer and with plans to have it open until September, I can tell there will be quite a few more trips back!
Until next time…
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