Ritz London creates cocktail pairing menu

27th January, 2015 by Annie Hayes

The cocktail and food pairing trend has been taken a step further by The Ritz London, which will serve an exclusive menu created by its head chef and mixologist next month.

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The Ritz London will serve a five-course cocktail and food pairing menu in February

From Wednesday 4 February until Valentines Day the renowned Ritz Restaurant will offer a five course cocktail-pairing menu curated by The Ritz London’s executive chef John Williams MBE, and Ritz Paris’ head barman, Colin Field.

Field – who joined The Ritz Paris in 1994 and has been twice voted the ‘World’s Greatest Bartender’ by Forbes magazine – will personally introduce the cocktail for each course.

Managing director of The Ritz London, Stephen Boxall, said: “The Ritz London is thrilled to welcome Colin Field from the Ritz Paris for this unique collaboration. It is a wonderful opportunity for our guests to experience two masters of their craft at work.”

The pairings are as follows:

1. Crab cocktail with spiced avocado and radish

Russian vodka, pitaya and soda cocktail

2. Langoustine, spring vegetables and morels

Junmai Daiginjo Nihonshu Saké with Champagne

3. Fillet of turbot, baby leeks and morels

Sipsmith gin aromatized with lemon and mixed with lillet from Podensac and orange

4. Roast pigeon, celeriac, walnut and grape

Armagnac fortifying carpano antico vermouth with February game chocolate bitters

5. Hazelnut semi freddo

Duo of tingling orange, lemon and ginger potion accompanied with frozen XO cognac

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