Where To Celebrate The Chelsea Flower Show In London
It’s that time again, when the best of the best in the floral world come together and showcase their prized flowers to the people of Chelsea, more importantly, Her Majesty, the Queen, it's Chelsea Flower Show. But what to do once you have spent the morning looking at the variety of flowers, go home or back to work, the answer to the question is no. Take a leisurely stroll on over to Bluebird, Rabbit, and Kurobuta for a limited time Chelsea Flower Show menu. Have an afternoon tea at Bluebird while talking about who should have won, post a picture to Instagram about your morning with it ending at Rabbit, and taste the heavenly flavours of cherry blossom at Kurobuta. Here are the top ways to celebrate Chelsea Flower Show in London.
Bluebird in Bloom This Chelsea Flower Show
The 2018 Chelsea Flower Show is underway, and Bluebird partnered with Pearl & Groove and are bringing the show to you. Royal Wedding fever is still hot in Chelsea, Bluebird are continuing the Royal Wedding theme with an afternoon tea featuring elderberry, lemon, and gin mini loaf so you too can feel like a guest of the Duke & Duchess’s nuptials; and pistachio and rose water mini loafs are just a few of the delectable treats Bluebird has prepared.
Bluebird has also collaborated with The Botanist Islay Gin to create a spectacular cocktail just for the afternoon tea called, Royal Garden. Made with infused rose petal The Botanist Islay Gin, Maraschino and rhubarb liqueur, lemongrass cordial, fresh thyme, raspberries and rose aromatic topped with rose sparkling wine. The afternoon tea special runs in conjunction with the Chelsea Flower Show and goes from 23rd of May until the 27th. Don’t forget to call and book your reservation at Bluebird. The afternoon tea is £28.50 per person, or add some sparkle with a glass of sparkling wine or champagne to make the afternoon even better.
Peas and Love at Rabbit
Rabbit on King’s Road has partnered with everyone’s favourite guilt free spirit, Seedlip to bring the beauty of mother nature indoors. The Gladwin brothers, like three peas in a pod have put their heads together and have plotted a Chelsea Flower Show treat that’ll spread Peas and Love in the Royal Borough with peas taking centre stage in the dishes and also the drinks.
Tuck into Seedlip Spiced Slip Sole served with Burnt Butter, Tarragon Cockles, Lemon Verbena and Horseradish Foam; a Pea and Goat’s Cheese Ravioli complete with Pea Consommé, Hibiscus Oil and Purple Potato Dust Gnocchi and Pork Tenderloin accompanied by Elderflower Gel, Pea Shoots and Egg Yolk Bon Bons. Remember to make room for dessert, you won’t want to skip the Seedlip Chocolate Mousse with Sherbet and Sweet and Sour Candied Peas. Wash it down with some specially crafted cocktails; Mint-to-be: Seedlip Garden 108, Verjus, Mint Tea and Pea Cordial garnished with pea shoots; Bee Hive: Seedlip Garden 108, Verjus, British Honey Syrup, Elderflower Tonic and Tonka Bean; and Through the Meadow: Seedlip Garden 108, Lemon, Egg White and Mint and Tarragon Syrup. Have peas of mind that you can enjoy as many of these cocktails without a heavy head in sight.
The limited time menu will only be available from the 22nd-26th of May. The five-course menu is available for £28.
Cherry Blossom Blooming at Kurobuta
In Japan, cherry blossoms bloom for only a short period. Cherry blossoms also represent the fragility and beauty of life. The newest drink at Kurobuta is a perfect fixture for the Chelsea Flower Show. Fortunately for you, this cherry blossom won’t be going away any time soon.
The cocktail is a blend of sweet cherry flavoured spirits, coconut rum and coke, mixed with maraschino liqueur, cherry syrup and raspberry puree and garnished with a maraschino cherry nestled beside a folded nori sheet to imitate a flower in bloom. Come and get your own cherry blossom before they are all gone.