Hithe + Seek’s Head Chef Fabio De Paolis marks Valentine’s Day with exclusive partnership with wine expert and Dalston Wine Club Founder Hannah Crosbie, creating a six-course wine-pairing menu that combines elegance and taste, and aphrodisiac-imbued dishes.
Food being the modern-day love language, Hannah and Fabio have worked collaboratively to curate a menu that is the epitome of romance, with playful takes on the dish's names such as “The Booty Call” and “The My-Type-on-Paper”. Ingredients such as scallops and Chilli mango mousse with a dark chocolate sphere are sure to get hearts racing. Guests can expect meticulous attention to detail with contemporary dishes which have been created to complement the experience and surroundings flawlessly.
Hithe + Seek, located within The Westin London City Hotel, provides the perfect intimate and immersive setting, with picturesque views overlooking River Thames. With Fabio de Paolis’ knowledge of ingredients, combined with Hannah Crosbie’s open-minded and exceptional taste in wine, the pair kicked off the menu in style with a ticketed supper club on 7th February to celebrate the official launch of the exclusive six-course menu.
Hannah Crosbie comments:
“It’s been such a joy to work with Hithe + Seek on this wine pairing menu. They’ve given me the green light to go ahead with some really exciting, alternative pairings, which I can’t wait to pour for guests at the launch.”
Menu highlights include:
‘The Catfish’ - Torched king oyster scallops, oyster leaf, parsnip purée with Taittinger, ‘Nocturne Sec’
‘The Anniversary’ - Sea bass carpaccio, compressed tomato, basil crumble, Champagne granite with Balfour, ‘Skye’s Chardonnay’
‘The My-Type-On-Paper’ - Langoustine & smoked cheese risotto, citrus bisque foam with Vavasour, Pinot Gris
‘The Situationship’ - Pork tenderloin, cardamom sweet potato mash, blueberry jus, chicharron with M. Chapoutier, Gigondas
‘The Booty Call’ - Lamb shish, mint tzatziki, padron pepper with COS, Frappato
‘The Ex’ - Chilli mango mousse, dark chocolate sphere, edible rose petals with Ruffino, ‘Serelle Vin Santo del Chianti’
Cocktails created by Hannah Crosbie will complement the menu, the “Dalston Clover Club”, which pays tribute to Crosbie’s first love, her Dalston Wine Club, as she continues her mission to make the bottle brigade more inclusive. The “Virgin Club” will also be available for those looking for a more frigid non-alcoholic option alongside Hithe + Seek’s extensive list.
Our tip: look out for the sensational seafood risotto/Pinot Gris pairing, along with the stunning lamb and Frappato match. This tried-and-tested menu is a real masterpiece by world-class connoisseurs, and is sure to bring a thrill to any Valentine’s plans this February.
The six-course tasting menu is priced at £99 per person, which includes a cocktail, six plates with five matching wines and one dessert wine. The menu will run alongside Hithe + Seek’s usual menu from 8th February until 2nd March. Bookings can be made here.
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