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A Touch of Glamour

Friends of Caprice - February News

February is without doubt short, but it is oh so sweet as well. The winter social calendar is teeming with opportunities to gorge and be glamorous, not to mention amorous! We welcome the fashion intelligentsia into town for London Fashion Week; we scoff delicious pancakes on Shrove Tuesday before giving them up for Lent; we swoon on Valentine’s; and then, we ogle the film fraternity letting down its hair at the glittering BAFTAs, just before the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

On top of the treats outlined in the newsletter, we wanted to draw your attention to some particularly mouth-watering moments for February. Bam-Bou Head Chef, Steve Gower has created a feast for the senses for Valentine’s Day. Rivington Grill’s Shrove Tuesday pièce de résistance has to be the Montgomery Cheddar and Marmite pancake. And if you dare to fall into the “I hate Marmite” camp, they have a banoffee pancake with extra toffee sauce, chocolate cream, toasted almonds and hot chocolate sauce. Read on Macduff...


Tet Nguyen at Bam-Bou

As well as Chinese New Year and the GRAMMYs, Sunday 10 February also marks the beginning of the Vietnamese New Year, more commonly known by its shortened name Tết. The most important and popular holiday and festival in Vietnam, it marks the arrival of spring. Many Vietnamese prepare for Tết by cooking special holiday foods. Bam-Bou will be celebrating Tết from Monday, 11 - 28 February with a special traditional menu at just £15, created by Head Chef Steve Gower. Bar Manager Ladislav Piljar has also created a cocktail “new moon” incorporating customary Vietnamese ingredients to serve in The Red Bar and the restaurant. To book call 020 7323 9130 or for more details visit our website.


Spring Menus at Scott's & The Ivy

With spring just around the corner we are delighted to announce our new spring menus. Join us for a launch, birthday party or business lunch at Scott's or The Ivy private rooms and feast on the best in seasonal fare. Enjoy dishes such as fillet of cod with globe artichokes, smoked tomatoes and capers, Cornish lamb and spring vegetable pie with champ or slow roast duck with braised peas, bacon, pearl onions & orange, to entertain in style.


Rose Tinted Valentine's

Head Pastry Chef, Alice Hall has pushed out the culinary boundaries to create a signature Cru Virunga chocolate bombe with a difference. Available at lunch and dinner from 8 to 22 February, customers will be able to try this chocolate sphere covered with red glitter dust, filled with Turkish delight ice cream, Turkish delight jelly and chocolate crackle crystals, and served with candied rose petals and hot chocolate sauce. Book now.


CHAMPAGNE AND OYSTERS FOR LONDON FASHION WEEK

To celebrate London Fashion Week, J Sheekey Oyster Bar is offering the ultimate in chic dining with half a dozen West Mersea Pearl Oysters and a glass of Pol Roger Pure for just £16.75. With no added sugar, Pol Roger Pure is a ‘brut nature’, which is a zero dosage cuvée, offering a light and elegant finish. Sit at the horseshoe shaped bar and take a moment between shows. Available all day from 12 noon to midnight (11pm on Sundays) from Monday, 11 to Sunday, 24 February. For more details visit our website.


Shrove Tuesday at The Mount Street Deli

Each year, after a dry, healthy January, Lent creeps up on us and occasionally galvanises some of us into the action of abstention. Pancakes originally became the food of choice the day before Ash Wednesday so that rich ingredients such as eggs, milk and sugar could be used up before the start of the Lenten fast. Join us on Tuesday, 12 February celebrating the best of these from 2pm - 6pm, where we will be serving traditional sugar & lemon and chocolate pancakes outside The Mount Street Deli for just £2. 


Rivington Grill Facebook Offer

Rivington Grill is all about simplicity, taste and sourcing. From now until the end of February we are delighted to offer Facebook Friends of Rivington Grill Shoreditch & Greenwich 50% off the total bill from Monday to Wednesday (maximum 4 per booking). The offer is available for lunch and dinner Monday to Wednesday at Rivington Shoreditch; to enter visit the Facebook page here. For Rivington Greenwich it is available for dinner only Monday to Wednesday; to enter visit the Facebook page here.


Caprice Group Art Tour

The Caprice Group art tours, led by James Cahill from London gallery Sadie Coles HQ, have been a huge success since their inception in October 2012. We are delighted to announce the tour dates for 2013, with the next tour taking place on Saturday, 2 March. Book now as tickets sell fast and spaces are limited. Starting with coffee at The Mount Street Deli at 9.30am, the tour examines works at Scott's, 34 and concludes at 11.30am at Le Caprice. Tickets cost £15 per person. To book, call 020 7307 5901 or for further information and future dates visit here


Dinner Party Perfection

The Mount Street Deli’s dinner party dishes bring the best of our restaurants to your home. Using only the finest ingredients and made in a white oven-proof dish, our signature dishes including The Ivy shepherd’s pie, Sheekey's fish pie and Le Caprice's fish cakes are the perfect solution for a busy lifestyle. Group Pastry Chef, Phil Usher has also added some of our most delicious puddings to the menu. For more details or to order, visit our website.


RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Monkfish works very well with more robust flavours, such as chilli and spicesThis month The Ivy's Executive Chef Gary Lee, offers up his delicious recipe of red curried monkfish & tiger prawns with lime & coconut. Recipe.

 

Art13 & Daphne's

 

Win a bar tab at Bam-Bou


Art13 London, sponsored by Citi Private Bank, is London’s most exciting new art fair launch in a decade. See 120 of the world’s leading galleries from 30 countries showing thousands of artworks. Whether you’re interest is painting, sculpture, photography, prints and editions or multimedia, this is a great place to discover and buy great art. Daphne's are delighted to offer 5 pairs of exclusive VIP invitations to the preview day of Art13 London on 28 February, where you can preview this exciting new art fair before it opens to the public. Join us for lunch or dinner at Daphne's with the set menu (two courses at £18.50 and three courses £21.50) before you go! To enter simply email friends@caprice-holdings.co.uk. The winner will be contacted on Friday 8 February.



The Red Bar at Bam-Bou is now serving 2-for-1 Happy Hour from 5.30pm to 7pm, Monday to Thursday. A welcome respite after a long day in the office or shopping in the west end, The Red Bar nestles at the top of Bam-Bou’s Georgian townhouse, straddling the south end of Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia. To celebrate the launch of our 2-for-1 Happy Hour, we are giving away a £100 bar tab. To enter to win, simply click on this link and like our Facebook page. Increase your chances of winning by sharing the contest with your friends, as for every share sent, you receive another chance to win. If you are already a friend of Bam-Bou, you can still click on the link and enter to win the competition. 


 
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