In the lead up to Christmas, ASK Italian has transformed its Spice Quay, Butler’s Wharf restaurant into a magical alpine forest, bringing the wintery magic of the Alps directly to South Bank for all to enjoy. The restaurant has been decked out, complete with pine trees, fairy lighting and a snowy finish – the perfect Christmas setting to be enjoyed from now until January 2019.
Upon arrival at the waterfront wonderland, visitors will be given the chance to walk through the enchanted alpine forest, laced with snow-covered pine trees and fairy lights. Situated amongst the festive ferns, guests can opt to sip a cocktail in the comfort of one of the swing chair snugs adorned with a festive wreath – they even light up at night – making them extra instagrammable against the backdrop of tower bridge.
For those wanting to continue the festivities inside, customers are now able to book the indoor Alpine Snug area, complete with a fairy light canopy and bookable for up to 14 people. Exclusive to the Alpine Snug, diners can opt to request the giant half metre sharing fondue*to enjoy with loved ones for an authentic Italian dining experience.
Guests who book the exclusive area, will love the celebrational Italian touches at their chalet-style dinner table, complete with faux-fur throws, and delicate table finishes such as pine cones and candles. The area will be available to book throughout December and January, and for those wanting to create an intimate Italian style dining experience – visitors can pre-book the entire area for to enjoy the festivities with their fellow merrymakers.
Whether opting to pre-book the Alpine Snug or dining in the main restaurant, the new festive menu options are available a la carte or as themed set menus which start at £19.95/head and include a glass of prosecco to enjoy upon arrival. New dishes include the PRIMA PIZZA NATALE, a mix of pulled pork belly porchetta, roquito pepper pearls, spinach and mozzarella on a tomato base, and MEATBALLS PICCANTE GRANDE – pork and beef meatballs baked on Italian bread in a spicy tomato sauce topped with mozzarella and mascarpone.
Delectable desserts include THE GOLDEN MARSHMELLOW CONE drizzled in shimmery sour cherry sauce over a marshmallow peak filled milk chocolate cone. Christmas favourite SNOWBALL GNOCCHI will once again grace the menu, in the form of baked Nutella filled gnocchi dipped into milk chocolate sauce which can be dunked into white chocolate curls.
General bookings in the restaurant can be made online (askitalian.co.uk/restaurant/London-spice-quay) or direct with the restaurant on 020 3092 0201 and for the exclusive area and fondue set, customers should contact [email protected].