Christmas is the only time to drink copious amounts of cocktails every week night and live on a diet exclusively of cheese, pigs in blankets and anything smothered in butter and wrapped in pastry. London is spoiling us to far too much but we need to let ourselves go and stuff ourselves silly. Let’s get stupefied on merriment.
The York & Albany
Cheers Gordon Ramsay, The York & Albany’s gingerbread pop-up, is a real treat. The hidden hut that looks like a gingerbread house straight from a fairytale will be serving up Christmas treats and festive cocktails. Favourites include a Chambord mulled wine, a Grey Goose ‘Gingerbread Espresso Martini’ and a Bombay Sapphire ‘Slim Santa’. Slim Santa??…… 10 please
Why spend all that money on a ski holiday? Head to Coq d’Argent’s Lodge for après ski without even leaving the city. The winter pop-up of French alp-inspired chalets is back and this year you can tuck into alpine winter warmers like the stinky but stupidly delicious Raclette cheese, new potatoes & dry cured ham gratin. There is also a top notch list of Hennessy cocktails.
Well we all love sugar and spice and all things naughty and nice and this is the perfect fit, Fentiman’s life-size Pink Gingerbread House. Decorated with icing, candy canes and a cosy interior complete with edible sweet filled walls (WHAT?) – We are wondering if there is a time limit, pretty sure we could eat the whole damn house – the house can fit groups of up to eight for a festive night getting licked on sugar.