Valentine’s Day “Diamond Ring Dinner” Menu
In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, Sauterelle restaurant in London and Boodles fine jewellers are joining hands to propose a dazzling dinner menu: a luxurious six-course meal served with a 1.5-carat diamond engagement ring.
The menu will be available from 7th-21st February 2013. Priced at £6,250, the stunning tasting menu will be served alongside a beautiful Boodles Vintage Ashoka-Cut Diamond Ring for a fairy-tale ending to a romantic dinner.
The Valentine’s Day menu starts with Scallops just-warm with caviar d’Aquitaine and a Tasting of Sussex beetroots with whipped goat’s curd and toasted pine nuts, followed by Seared red mullet with ratatouille, basil oil and mullet soup to share and Goosnargh duck breast, caramelised chicory, shallot purée and baby watercress. The meal elegantly concludes with La Fromagerie cheese selection with home-made crackers and chutney; Buttermilk panna cotta with Lincolnshire rhubarb and Champagne granité; and Tea, coffee and petit fours.
The final touch is, of course, Boodles’ Ashoka-cut diamond ring, exclusive to Boodles in the UK and customised to give off an incomparable sparkle. This 1-carat diamond with 62 facets is renowned for both its rarity and its brilliance, and is surrounded by a further 0.55 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds on a platinum band.
The Sauterelle Valentine’s Day Menu is also available without the diamond ring, and is priced at £55 with a glass of Champagne and £85 with wine pairing.
Situated on the mezzanine level of the Royal Exchange and with spectacular views of Bank and the historic courtyard below, Sauterelle is sophisticated dining at its best. The fine dining room offers contemporary French cooking, expertly prepared, with flavours that are fresh and light. Head chef Arnaud Delannay brings his Michelin experience to Sauterelle, which he joined in May 2012 after working at Plateau restaurant in Canary Wharf, The Square in Mayfair and Galvin Bistrot de Luxe in Marylebone. Arnaud’s cooking style is heavily influenced by his roots in the South of France and he brings a classic Provençale style to Sauterelle. His menus change seasonally and feature only the highest-quality produce.
Boodles is a family-owned, British company established over 200 years ago and still producing forward-thinking and successful jewellery designs in-house. Boodles’ flagship showroom is at the heart of London's Bond Street, with further shops in Sloane Street, Harrods, The Savoy and at the Royal Exchange. The Northwest is home to shops in Manchester, Chester and Liverpool, where the company has been since 1789, and on the prestigious Grafton Street in Dublin. Boodles aims to combine beautiful, unique and contemporary jewellery designs with the finest traditional values. Craftsmanship and use of the most sought-after and exquisite gems fuse effortlessly with an awareness of fashion and a sense of adventure and fun. Designed in Britain. Made in Britain. British excellence since 1789.