On Saturday 13 July between 12 noon and 5pm, all six international restaurants will serve unique dishes and drinks with a floral theme. Flowers look beautiful but can also taste great, from the peppery taste of a nasturtium, to a sweetness of a hibiscus and the more familiar flavour of rose.
Cantina Laredo, the modern Mexican in Covent Garden, will be in full bloom, bringing the fiesta to the St Martin’s Courtyard Food and Flowers Festival. Visit Cantina Laredo’s pop-up bar in the courtyard where they will be giving away 2,000 limited edition Casa Ambar Hibiscus Margaritas. Guaranteed to make your taste buds blossom, this fragrant floral concoction is made using home-made syrup infused with tropical hibiscus flower, boutique Casa Ambar Blanco 100% Blue Agave tequila, Cointreau and freshly squeezed lime. Enjoy free samples of Cantina Laredo’s signature dishes their Top Shelf Guacamole, prepared before your eyes, as well as delicious signature dishes. The special Casa Ambar Hibiscus Margarita will be available for half price when you dine in the restaurant on 13 July.
Inside the restaurant, Cantina Laredo will be serving a specially created Squash Blossom dish (also known as zucchini flower) stuffed with feta cheese and fresh herbs, coated and fried in a light batter with a drizzle of sweet and spicy chilli honey.
Suda Thai will be serving ‘Chor-muang’, steamed Thai dumplings handcrafted into a flower shape, from a Bangkok style street food cart in the courtyard. Don’t miss the ‘Butterfly Kiss’ cocktails garnished with a viola.
Visit Italian enoteca Dalla Terra for a floral notes wine tasting in the courtyard, Bill’s for flower cupcakes or Dishoom for a rose and cardamom lassi. Jamie’s Italian will also create a special floral dish exclusively for the festival.
The courtyard will be dressed with a fabulous floral installation and The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers will create a spectacular banquet table with a full spread made entirely from flowers which will be displayed in the courtyard. Displays of floral prints will adorn the windows of the international flagships and boutiques.
Covent Garden was traditionally the home of the Flower Market (made famous by Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady) and is now a renowned foodie destination. St Martin’s Courtyard is shopping and dining destination in the heart of Covent Garden, a must-visit for shopping, style and restaurants.
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