Blanchette Brick Lane, the North African-influenced French bistro, has teamed up with East End neighbour and award-winning bar, Callooh Callay, and created an exclusive cocktail pairing menu, which will be available for one week only, from Monday the 4th until Saturday the 9th of June.
Served at Blanchette Brick Lane, the special pairing menu will feature a selection of eight innovative cocktails developed by the Callooh Callay team to match eight dishes by Blanchette’s Chef Director, Tam Storrar. For example, Blanchette’s signature Frogs legs with bois boudran (£6) will be paired with the Blackcurrant Channing (£14), a refreshing mix of Blackcurrant eau de vie and wild blackberry liqueur topped with champagne. Meanwhile, the Merguez sausage roll with harissa mayonnaise (£6) will be the match of Rosita (£11), a cocktail of mescal, cherry juice, hibiscus, blood orange and lime juice.
Those wishing to enjoy the full experience can book a tasting menu, available for £65 and consisting of five course with matching drinks. The pairings have been chosen from the wider menu to provide a perfect overview of Callooh Callay and Blanchette’s offering. Roasted beetroots, marinated feta, hazelnut and honey filo pastry, for instance, will be served alongside the Aged Vieux Carre, a mix of Peated scotch, bourbon, sweet vermouth, cognac and Benedictine, whilst Duck breast with tarragon jus and pickled peach will be served with a Plum Blossom Fizz of whiskey, plum wine, rosa vermouth, lemon juice, egg white and soda. To finish, the Baked chocolate pot with salted caramel sauce will be paired with a nod to Blanchette’s French roots: a dessert wine of Pineau Des Charentes Vieux Blanc.
The full pairing and tasting menus will be available exclusively at Blanchette Brick Lane from the 4th until the 9th of June, between 17.30 and 23.00. The cocktail prices range from £9 to £12, while the individual dishes are priced between £6 and £15.50.