Last week, PRET A DINER launched The Burlington Social Club, London’s first pop-up members club in the fabulous Senate Rooms at The Royal Academy. Industry heavy weights from the worlds of fashion, design, media and music came together to celebrate this unique drinking and dining concept, which Kofler & Kompanie has become renowned for.
Guests were invited to discover the unique PRET A DINER social drinking and dining experience with Michelin starred dishes and innovative cocktails, and RA Now, the first ever show at the Royal Academy to showcase works by all of the current Royal Academicians.And it is not just the food and drink offering that impressed – guests were treated to a feast for the eyes, as well as the stomach, with creative direction from Contemporary Neon Artist, Olivia Steele.
Among the crowd were Danny Rampling, Vince Kidd, Vas Blackwood and Olivia Hallinan who enjoyed sushi by Michelin starred chef Ollysan and PRET A DINER signature dishes including Teriyaki Ox Cheeks with parsnip and baby vegetables and Tuna Tartar with ponzu jelly, shisho snow and wasabi soy sauce. Guests also enjoyed cocktails from some of Europe’s best mixologists, including TBSC Ginger Fizz, a cocktail of gin, ginger, raspberry, lime, sugar and soda and 6BG Sour, a mix of vodka, basil, lemon and sugar.
The Burlington Social Club is open to members today until 17thNovember. Members can choose the lounge, or one of thirty seats on the edge of the central grand scaffold structure of exposed scaffold poles, aged wood and glass, which act as a virtual amphitheatre, allowing guests to observe the mastery of world renowned mixologists like Marian Beke and Stephan Hinz. A range of innovative cocktails are on offer, including ‘Tomba’, an injection of ginger, tomato, basil, coriander, salt pepper and lemon and ‘Coquetier’, an eggshell filled with rum, pimento, chocolate, Bitter’s, PX, protein and cinnamon.
Those who sit at the bar can also watch in awe as PRET A DINER chefs prepare a range of delicious Asian inspired petite food with dishes such as Teriyaki Ox cheeks with parsnip, local baby herbs and orange, one hour egg with mushroom foam and la ratte potato and chicken skin and tofu panna cotta with sea bream sashimi, shimeji and soy foam. Those with a sweet tooth will not be disappointed, with options such as salty caramel crème, apple sorbet and fir tree crumble and the infamous PRET A DINER crème brulee. And if members want something a little special, they can choose three or five dishes from the menu and receive an accompanying cocktail to match their chosen flavours.
A combination of a world-class cocktails and culinary trends, PRET A DINER at The Burlington Social Club is set to provide an exclusive drinking and dining experience.
Open daily from 6.30pm – 12.30am
Cocktails from £9
Sushi from £4 per piece (5 pieces for £22)
3 course petite food menu with accompanying cocktail – £55
5 course petite food menu with accompanying cocktail – £75