Turn into Cupid and plan ahead for the celebration of love as Valentine’s Day 2018 is fast approaching. If a standard dinner date is slightly overdone in your relationship, The Arch London has the perfect answer. Cast a spell on that special someone with a love potion cocktail and a dining experience with an unexpected menu.
The 5-star Marylebone hotel is offering an exclusive, romantic adventure to help sweep your sweetheart off their feet. They have created a gastronomic experience that is sure to set hearts fluttering, whilst challenging couples senses and their taste buds. The immersive experience has starters for desserts, desserts for starters and a love potion cocktail to top it all.
Priced at £75 per person, this 5-course dining experience is availablefrom 6pm on Friday 9, Saturday 10, Wednesday 14, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February 2018. It includes a cocktail, 5 course meal with coffee and Petit fours and affectionate finishing touches. For an extra special night, wind down for the evening in the comfort of one of The Arch London’s rooms or suites from £433.
Theinviting menu features an array of starters including Pan fried scallops with grilled baby leeks, blood orange butter and toasted hazelnuts; Duck and foiegras rillettes with Armagnac jelly, green beans, shallots and Champagne vinaigrette; and Caramelised beetroot and goat’s curd terrine.
Couples will then enjoy a refreshing Rhubarb sorbet and Granny Smith Granita before choosing from a selection of main courses. The main dishes include Poached fillet of halibut with herb gnocchi, slow roast tomatoes and oyster fritter with oyster and cucumber broth; Grilled Dedham Vale beef fillet with ratatouille, pesto glazed Portobello mushroom, and balsamic reduction; and Artichoke and asparagus tart with poached burford brown egg and truffle hollandaise.
Loved-up couples can indulge in this lavish Valentine’s menu with the sensory surprises hidden in the dishes. To finish off the romantic evening, there’s a Pineapple ravioli with passion fruit jelly and lime sorbet; Dark chocolate soufflé with salted caramel ice cream and hot chocolate sauce; or Rose petal and buttermilk pannacotta with almond shortbread.
Named after the 1950s dialling code for Marylebone, Hunter 486 has been designed with an air of nostalgic London glamour fused with contemporary touches. The restaurant features gleaming leather booths, blown glass chandeliers and statement artwork, plus an adjoining chic Salon de Champagne bar. Light streams through the large windows, treating guests to a charming view of the neighbourhood mews, and come the evening, the softly lit restaurant is an intimate and romantic setting for dinner and drinks.
Located in a peaceful street in Marylebone, The Arch London is the perfect chic retreat for couples looking for a romantic escape. The hotel is a stone’s throw from Oxford Street and Hyde Park, making it the perfect venue for shopping, or a romantic walk in the best-known of the Royal Parks.
The Arch London, 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London W1H 7FD
For reservations, please call: 020 7724 4700 or www.thearchlondon.com