Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Le Drunch at Maille Boutique, Old Spitalfields Market

Le Drunch at Maille Boutique

We went to the Le Drunch pop-up at the Maille Boutique. The menu was designed by two-Michelin star chef Helene Darroze from The Connaught.

Cheese, Salami and Mustard Tasting at Maille Boutique.

Cheese, Salami and Mustard Tasting at Maille Boutique:


Le Drunch pop-up at Maille Boutique in Old Spitalfields Market, with the tables decorated with beautiful tulips:

Le Drunch pop-up at Maille Boutique in Old Spitalfields Market

Maille’s Le Drunch menu:


On the tables were bottles of Maille French Vinagrette with black olives and fluffy, crusty French baguette slices to dunk into this whilst we waited for our drinks.

During lunch, we were served wines which complemented the flavours of the different dishes: a light, citrusy white (Muscadet de Serve & Maine sur Lie 2011, Domaine Grand Maison, Langlois Chateau) and a beautiful, mellow red (La Bourgigne Pinot Noir 2011, Domaine Chanson, Burgundy).

The Maille and Connaught teams hard at work in the kitchen preparing our meals:

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To start, we were served two hors d’ouevres.

The tomato and pimiento del piquillo gazpacho with Maille wholegrain mustard chantilly had an amazing and full-on flavour profile to kick-off the meal served with a velvety chantilly.


Crab cakes with a sweet mustard sauce followed. The crab cakes were beautifully golden and crisp on the outside with a light crab filling containing lovely sweet banana shallots, accompanied by a refreshing, citrusy but sweet mustard sauce.


A main of slow-cooked lamb parmentier with a herb salad followed. The lamb was melt-in-the-mouth with a traditional french vinagrette on the salad.


To finish, we were served a dessert of Golden Delicious apples caramelized with salted butter, Maille cider vinegar and pepper, served with Madagascan bourbon vanilla ice cream; which was a perfect end to the meal.


Finally, a thank you to Natalie and her colleagues from Kaper UK for looking after us so well during the afternoon, and particularly for their forward planning about patio heaters and blankets which helped us cope with the cold, wintery weather.

Overall, we had an enjoyable afternoon at the Maille boutique and look forward to visiting them again soon.


Maille Boutique
Old Spitalfields Market
16 Horner Square
E1 6EW
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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Low Country, Fulham

Low Country, Fulham – Grand Opening party

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Great event organised by Low Country SW6 in conjunction with Danielle and her team at DS Event Management.

Enjoyed wonderful cocktails including ones made with blue curaco and blueberries, and strawberry and passionfruit. Drinks were accompanied by oysters on ice, pulled pork burgers, lobster burgers, chicken & mushroom vol-au-vents, and rounded off proceedings with great sliders.

A great place to chill out – especially in their courtyard outback.