The boutique myhotel Chelsea and Michelin-starred Tom Aikens Restaurant have partnered to offer a seven-course dinner and luxury suite for the night. Both are within walking distance of London’s King’s Road shopping district and South Kensington’s museum quarter.
Rabbit boudin sausage, sorrel, nasturtium.
Tom Aikens Restaurant is one of three for the British-born celebrity chef, refurbished in 2012 into a more relaxed, informal environment, while still serving high-end French cuisine. It was awarded a Michelin star in October last year, and the seven-course tasting menu includes crab with horseradish snow, baked scallop with osso buco (veal shank), housemade ricotta with honey jelly and pine nuts and piglet with baked aubergine and smoked apple. Desserts are wild strawberries and ice cream or violet sorbet with cocoa crumbs.
The Thai suite.
After the feast comes the flop, and you can choose from three suites such as the Thai, with four-poster, steam room and hot tub. A glass of champagne at dinner and breakfast at the hotel the next day is included.
by Vicky Paterson
Seven-course tasting menu is usually £90 at Tom Aikens Restaurant.