I know what attracted most of you to this post, it was the ‘boozy’ part of the title wasn’t it? You naughty people. I mean, who doesn’t want to spend their Sunday’s in a cute bistro in Shoreditch, filled with laughter, killer cocktails and the warmest waiters? Now you can already see why I fell in love with Petit Pois.
Petit Pois is based in the heart of Hoxton Square, just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Shoreditch high street. With quite an incredible view from the restaurant of olden style cars and beautiful falling autumnal leaves.
I had a quick meeting with Helena before our lunch gathering, sipping on coffee whilst we escaped the cold weather in the cosy booths in Petit Pois. The last time I saw Helena was at the champagne tour, so it was nice to have a good catch up too! It wasn’t long before we were joined by Anton, Jasiminne and Anusha.
We were served up an aperitif of champagne before kicking off our hearty sunday meal. Bottoms up!
A couple of champagne glasses later and a great amount of catching up, we were brought over the glorious Sunday Bourguignon pie. The aroma that filled the petit restaurant was just glorious. Licking our lips and containing our salivation over this crispy, flaky pastry pie whilst we shot the spread was the hardest part.
The Bourguignon pie is made with high quality meat from a London resident butcher, that is slow cooked in silky red wine for hours until it gets extremely tender. Within the Bourguignon, along side the meat is mushrooms, shallots, lardons (but you can request it without the pork) and thyme.
Vegetarians, fear not. Petit Pois can also make a spinach, broccoli and blue cheese pie on request, complete with the buttery pastry.
The Bourguignon pie is served up with a selection of sides that compliments the pie really well. Creamy spinach in a butter and nutmeg sauce, chilli and garlic infused broccoli, duck fat roasted potatoes and heritage carrots with a sweet glaze.
It was definitely a filling yet gorgeous meal. I think this could give the Sunday roast a run for its money. After all, it’s something different but ever so tasty. I think everyone Londoner should go and experience Petit Pois’ Sunday Bourguignon pie.
If you do visit, I urge you to not leave without trying their chocolate mousse. I kid you not, it is probably one of the best desserts i’ve had in London. It’s indulgent and divine, like a bowl of heaven with dessert angels singing their praises with everyone spoonful. It will leave you wanting more and more.
When you’re feeling full, you often don’t want to leave and head back out into the cold. Not to worry, you can head just downstairs to award winning bar Happiness Forgets for a post Sunday meal drink. Warm those cockles over one of their finest cocktails before heading back into London’s bitter cold weather.
Excellent food, brilliant cocktails and the finest service, all found at Petit Pois.
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Until next time…