The Ritz completely embodies great gatsby era glamour.
With great amusement both my brother and mother said “Are you going to blog about the Ritz?!”. The whole reason I blog is to share fun experiences that I’d like to remember and may go some way to answering questions may have about them.
Well the Ritz fits into those categories perfectly, a fun birthday experience for mum at an iconic London hotel.
The cocktail menu is short and sweet having three options. But don’t let the description fool you, they aren’t watered down by any means, no sweet “can hardly taste it’s alcoholic” funniness here, they’re robust, pretty, but pack a punch!
We sipped cocktails ’til our table was ready and popped through to the dining room for dinner to be served.
Each opting for a different choice as we made our through three courses and toasting to mummy bears birthday!
Scallops for me, Chestnut veloute for the mother and the brother had agnolotti (a fancy little pasta like ravioli).
Partridge was a real treat, rather small, but perfectly cooked and in the most delicious, smooth gravy.
Brill, was well brill. In a snazzy champagne sauce and brown shrimp (heavily under rated in my opinion, so flavourful).
Gloucester old spot pork, well cooked and delicious, as would be expected.
Desserts, the siblings went samesies with the white chocolate mouse, lime and mint – creamy, smooth, a white chocolate shell and sharp sweet lime bringing the creaminess down a notch.
Mum decided upon the souffle, saying it was as light as a cloud wouldn’t be light enough. The spiked ice cream gave the kick the souffle needed as it all melted away into sugary warmth.
Then finally the petite fours were something to write home about on their own. Each perfect, tiny and melted away. The first a nutty brownie delight, soft centered, dark and delicious – I can just hear my mother saying “just how I like my men”. I’m not one for jelly sweets, so didn’t hold high hopes for the second in line, but the texture melted away beautifully and was a gorgeous sharp passion fruit taste. Vanilla macarons a classic done well. Macadamia shaped chocolates, silky smooth and moreish.