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NEW MENU: A Taste of Aster

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As far as great tasting menus go, Aster’s latest six-course addition is pretty special.

The ‘Taste of Aster’ menu has launched in partnership with Laurent Perrier. Created by Executive Chef Helena Puolakka, the menu is both inspired by the world’s greatest kitchens and the chefs she has learnt from – including Gordon Ramsay, Pierre Koffman and Olivier Mourellon.

Combining bold flavours from Norway with authentic rustic cooking techniques from France, diners are taken on an exciting journey.

The menu starts with a Gordon Ramsay-inspired of scallop carpaccio with a sea buckthorn curd and lemon juniper dressing. Followed by a well-balanced and truly Parisian potato mousseline with smoked vendace, bleak roe and dill oil inspired by Pierre Gagnaire.

The following three courses are inspired by Helena’s time with Pierre Koffman: foie gras poached in port with tender swede, baby spinach and a fennel melba, var confit salmon with green apple, anchovy and crispy kale, and roast Anjou pigeon with turnips, January king cabbage and a vin jaune sauce.

The final course embodies the Aster brand. Inspired by ex-pastry chef at Aster, Olivier Mourellon, and Nordic flavours, a complex and intricate dish of spiced beetroot sponge with a chocolate ganache and smoked beetroot sorbet really ties it all together.

The six-course tasting menu can also be enjoyed with a Laurent-Perrier Champagne pairing. Guests can choose from NV Laurent-Perrier Brut Rose, NV Laurent-Perrier Harmony Demi-Sec, and NV Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut.

Enjoy.

aster tasting menu

aster tasting menu

aster tasting menu

aster tasting menu

Pricing
A Taste of Aster
Six Course Tasting Menu £65
With Laurent-Perrier Champagne Pairing £140

Address
150 Victoria Street
Westminster
London
SW1E 5LB

Love, Ms.Raé xo

NORDIC FOOD AND WINE EVENTS AT ASTER

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Seafood lovers and rosé appreciators rejoice,

This summer, Aster will introduce crayfish and Provencal rosé pairings designed to draw upon cultural background. Executive Chef, Helena Puolakka, has created a number of Nordic-inspired crayfish dishes using classic French techniques, to be featured in a series of one-off crayfish and rosé pairing brunches, feasting dinners and masterclasses.

Hailing from the south-west coast of Finland where crayfish is traditionally harvested in August, Helena wanted to bring the summertime Finnish crayfish tradition to London. The mild white shellfish complements the delicate white fruit aromas of the rosé perfectly, which will be perfect for sunny days spent on Aster’s terrace or inside the chic restaurant.

A number of pairing events will be available, including crayfish masterclasses where guests will learn how to prepare, season and cook crayfish, finishing in a tasting paired with rosé, and brunches every Saturday, with specially curated crayfish dishes, a bottomless rosé option and a guest DJ.

On 31st August, Aster will further hone in on Nordic heritage by putting on a kräftpremiär (otherwise known as a crayfish feasting dinner). Traditionally held during August due to crayfish harvesting in Sweden being legally limited to late summer,  a plethora of dill-infused crayfish dishes are enjoyed alfresco under the light of paper lanterns, with paper hats and bibs on hand.

Aster will host their banquet on the terrace – diners will be served a dozen Wiltshire crayfish with dill and sourdough, and copious glasses of Cote de Provence Rosé, followed by either creamed girolles, crispy pancetta and poached hen egg on brioche; hot smoked arctic char, pickled cucumber, with lace potato and prawn velouté or rump of lamb with provençale vegetables and lemon thyme jus. To finish, dessert will be on offer in the form of blueberry crème fraiche tart; Nordic mess or Aster’s signature dessert, The Marshall: rhubarb sorbet, Aquavit.

A truly Nordic culinary experience awaits.

aster restaurant and bar

Address
150 Victoria Street
Westminster
London
SW1E 5LB

Pricing
Traditional Crayfish Banquet – 31st August – £52
Brunch every Saturday – 2 courses £21, 3 courses £26 and unlimited rosé £15

Love, Ms.Raé xo