The acclaimed West London gastropub and music venue ‘Paradise by way of Kensal Green’ will be celebrating Easter (Thursday 9 – Monday 13 April 2009) with a series of special seasonal menus, parties and events.
Head chef Tim Payne’s special menu will be available throughout the run up to and over the Easter weekend itself. This will celebrate all of the traditional food and drink associated with springtime and the Easter holiday. A variety of dishes, using different types of eggs in exciting and unusual ways, have been developed and are listed below. The other new dishes that will be incorporated into the dining room’s a la carte menu will draw upon produce seasonal to spring, as well as bringing a touch of luxury with some premium ingredients. To complete the Easter feast some classic puddings will be offered.
Lobster omelette £9.50
Poached quail eggs, mushroom puree and béarnaise sauce £7.50
Omelette Arnold Bennett £8.50
Fried goose egg with bacon and black pudding £7.50
Soft-boiled gull eggs with anchovies and watercress salad £7.50
Bantam eggs with English veal escalope and charcuterie sauce £16.50
Duck egg with foie gras and brioche, red wine sauce £9.50
Spring menu highlights
Tart of new season lamb sweetbreads and spring vegetables £14.50
New season Lonk lamb cutlets Reform with real mash £16.50
(Dish originally invented by Alexis Soyer at the Reform Club, this version uses Lonk lamb from Lancashire)
Rabbit pie £14.50
Whole roast turbot with new season asparagus and morels (For two to share) £37.50
Spring vegetable and shellfish salad £8
Chocolate and cherry trifle £6.50
Victoria rhubarb crumble £5.75
Hot cross bun pudding £5.75
The Easter Egg Hunt
An egg hunt has been planned for Easter Sunday where special ‘golden eggs’ will be hidden all over Paradise. Lucky winners, who are the first to find these bonus eggs, will win a voucher for a prize. Examples of prizes are –
A bottle of Champagne
Sunday roast for you and five friends
Exclusive hire of the Reading Room for your own private party
A cooking master class with chef Tim Payne
Romantic dinner for two
Free tickets to The Paradise Show
Weekend brunch for you and five friends
An incredible bottle of wine
Additionally beautifully decorated chocolate eggs, treats and toys, will be hidden all over the building’s numerous rooms and outdoor spaces for children to seek out and enjoy.
Promising to be one of the bank holiday weekend’s biggest parties, Easter Sunday at Paradise will see another instalment of the popular night ‘The Paradise Show’. From 5pm until late the whole building will be transformed with the sounds of rocksteady rockabilly and ska upstairs while downstairs will feature Northern Soul treats wrapped in a 1920’s theme. Tickets are priced at £5 and are available from Paradise.