FT Laurent-Perrier Summer Menu at The Dorchester Grill


What better way to celebrate Summer than with an exclusive menu, in an iconic location and accompanied by the very best champagne? Not much in my mind, so I was delighted to be invited to The Grill at The Dorchester by Champagne LaurentPerrier to taste their FT Laurent-Perrier Summer Menu.

dorchester-hotel-park-lane-londonI’m a big fan of Laurent-Perrier, having recently been to their champagne-fuelled supper club at 12 Hay Hill. As for The Dorchester Collection, we loved our stay at the iconic Hotel Eden in Rome. It’s currently being restored and I’m excited for the relaunch in 2017! As for The Dorchester itself, I’ve been to quite a few events here and am always blown away by The Promenade. It’s a wonderful place for afternoon tea and currently festooned with Wimbledon themed floral displays.

dorchester-wimbledon-flowersThe Grill itself is a beautiful dining room adjacent to The Promenade. Designed by Bruno Moinard, it features a stunning Murano glass chandelier and warm tones of cream and butterscotch. There are even pivoting wall panels to create a different atmosphere by day and by night.

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The exclusive Summer menu is one of 12, created by the very best London restaurants, in association with The FT and Taste of London  http://bit.ly/FTLP16). Included in the menu is a glass of LaurentPerrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne. Aged in cellars for at least 4 years, it is one of the rare rosé champagnes made using the maceration process. The result is an unusually fresh and elegant champagne with a delicate pink colour and notes of red berries.

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We enjoyed a complimentary salmon mousse appetizer whilst getting to know our fellow dining companions, Josh, Tom and Abigail. Head Chef Christophe Marleix trained under famous chef Alain Ducasse, whose 3 Michelin starred restaurant at The Dorchester is extremely popular. Christophe has created a special five course menu, celebrating Summer.

starter-dorchester-grillOur first course was a striking heritage tomatoes and ricotta. I loved the simplicity of this dish which really let the flavours of the ingredients shine through.

lunch-dorchester-grillNext we sampled the fresh crab meat on toast, herb salad and grated horseradish. It was equally pleasing and light enough to leave plenty of room for the next course…

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a healthy Scottish salmon steak with green vegetables. Again, the vegetables were bursting with flavour.

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Whilst the sauce added extra dimension to this dish, although I would have liked a little more seasoning.

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The next dish was my favourite, a superb grilled organic Welsh lamb. Not surprising really as The Grill Room is renowned for the quality of its grilled food. It was served on a bed of spelt with piquillo pepper and coriander. Did you know that spelt has many health benefits, being packed with nutrients such as vitamin B2 and magnesium? That’s my excuse for eating it all, despite being pretty full by now 😉

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I always enjoy lemon flavoured desserts so was intrigued to try the final course, a contemporary lemon tart. The Grill at The Dorchester is renowned for its sweet soufflé menu and this lemon tart was just as good if not better. The soft outer meringue opened to reveal a delicious lemony centre. As for the lemon sorbet, it was the perfect match.

dorchester-dessertTalking of matches, I couldn’t resist a final picture of the Wimbledon display on my way out! The FT LaurentPerrier Summer Menu at The Grill at The Dorchester is available for lunch and dinner until 31 July and costs a reasonable £55. To book, contact The Grill at The Dorchester (+44 (0)20 7317
6531) and quote ‘FT LP Summer Menu’.

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  • What a fantastic looking menu! I haven’t been to the Grill since they refurbished last year but the standard of food still looks as high as ever. Gorgeous photos!

    • The decor is really stunning, I’d love to see what it looks like at night as they pivot the screens

  • Nothing better than a glass of LP at the Dorch!

  • Paola

    Uhmmm…. this food looks delicious!!! Great pics!!!
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  • I loved our meal at The Grill at The Dorchester – it’s such a special restaurant! Looks like a lovely meal – if the lemon tart is better than those soufflés it really must be outstanding!

    • Your whole stay sounded lovely, Lauren – we didn’t try the souffles but the lemon tart was fantastic

  • This is so cool I would love to go!

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    • It’s definitely worth a visit, Hadas – I’m sure you’d be in your element!

  • I love The Dorchester and I got excited when I saw this menu! Thanks for posting a review, I’m excited to try it soon!

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  • Alfredo Ciano

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    • Yes it was a very luxurious afternoon – thanks for stopping by, Alfredo

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        Have Magic Moments !!!

  • Gary J Berry

    Looks like a fantastic meal! Gary x

  • The best kind of summer isn’t always done under the sun at the beach. This one is a fantastic idea to enjoy summer.

    • That’s so true, Lux – in fact I quite enjoy staying in London during the Summer

  • This looks lovely Suze! I really do enjoy Laurent Perrier and recently enjoyed rather a lot of their tasty champagne over brunch.

    It’s delicious!

    The Dorchester is stunning, a friend married here and the food is really incredible. A historic and beautiful London location.

    Great post.

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    • A great place to get married, I know someone else who did too. As for your brunch, it sounds lovely!

  • Adele Miner

    So amazing, it looks incredible.. i’m sure the pictures don’t even do it justice! I always love to make new blogger friends by the way, let me know if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch! x

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  • What a beautiful space to dive into! I would love it if one day you shared your tips on how you maintain your great figure whilst constantly being around delicious food. For me it has been a struggle as I have gained several sizes over the years.

  • Lucy

    The Dorchester floral displays are amazing so beautiful. The salmon looks wonderful and I always love lemon desserts Lucy x

  • That meal looks totally delicious although I don’t think I could have managed both the salmon and the lamb! I love a lemon dessert as well 🙂

  • This looks great! Beautiful interior, amazing food – what a fabulous way to celebrate summer! ♡