Modern British brasserie, Avenue, by D&D London has unveiled a glorious new Gin Emporium in partnership with world-class gin makers, Cambridge Distillery. The collaboration comes just in time for the celebrated St James’s Street restaurant reopening and appointment of new Michelin-trained Head Chef, Rudi Warner.
The cocktail list has been exclusively designed for the partnership with Cambridge Distillery and Avenue’s expert bar team working together to create five summer serves.
From the list, guests will find creations such as the seasonal Cambridge Green featuring Cambridge Dry Gin, fresh kiwi and cucumber, pressed apple juice, elderflower cordial and fresh lime juice (£12). In addition to this, there’s Forbidden Fruit blending Cambridge Japanese Gin with fresh summer berries, fresh mint, pressed apple juice and honey syrup (£12.50); the Truffle Martini made with Cambridge Truffle Gin and stirred with Ginjo Sake (£11).
Some of the other drinks on offer include the ever-classic Cambridge Perfect Serve of Cambridge Dry Gin, Fever-Tree Indian Tonic, lime peel and mint leaf (£11.50); or the lively Curator’s Fizz containing Cambridge Curator’s Gin, fresh lemon and lime juice, egg white, orange bitters and Fever-Tree soda water (£11.50).
Running from now until 31st August, the collaboration is represented through a showstopping, hanging ‘A’ installation suspended overhead in the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, handmade of woven botanicals featured in Cambridge Distillery’s gin. Fuelling the senses further, Avenue will play host to Gin & Jazz nights every Thursday (6-10 pm), providing much-missed live music events to the city.
In addition to the fine array of drinks on offer, D&D London’s Avenue Restaurant also provides dishes with a focus on premium British ingredients. Head Chef Rudi’s new menu was inspired by the classical training he received along with his own creativity.
His menu contains a decent variety of dishes, including Stuffed Isle of Wight tomato, Cumberland sausage, jasmine rice, lovage and Elderflower-cured salmon, shaved fennel, preserved lemon. The main dishes include Roast Cornish day boat turbot, Borlotti beans, summer peas, lovage velouté and Courgette & basil pearl barley, summer beans, peas, pine nuts.
In addition to the savouries, diners can indulge in the deliciously sweet Bakewell tart with cherry blossom ice cream or end on a lighter note with the Ripe Gariguette strawberry salad, sorbet, long pepper.
The Avenue is an ideal Mayfair retreat and is a great place to relax and enjoy a refreshing cocktail and delicious meal. We should also mention its lovely interior, which revolves around a spectacular central decanting bar, with a beautiful, illuminated chandelier constructed from wine glasses.
The Avenue’s Gin Emporium – Where and how?
If you’d like to book a table at Avenue’s Gin Emporium this summer and immerse yourself in botanical beauty, visit www.avenue-restaurant.co.uk for more information.
7-9 St James’ Street, London, SW1A 1EE
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday – 12-10 pm
Sunday – 12 – 5 pm
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