’Tis the season to sparkle, as Searcys at The Gherkin sees in the festive season with four “diamond brunches” featuring Dom Pérignon Champagne.
Each brunch (priced £120 per person) will include Dom Pérignon 2009 and, at the bottom of each glass, will sit a sparkling stone one of which is a full-cut diamond. When guests have finished their champagne at each lunch, representatives from the Embee Diamond Reception will inspect the stones, one by one, to reveal the genuine jewel – worth £1,000.
According to Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon 2009 is “exotic in its tactile thickness, its roundness and its utterly unique depth of flavour”. He continues: “It recalls the extreme taste of Cramant Chardonnays and Aÿ Pinot Noirs when they were harvested: such promising richness, exotic notes and incredible aromatic persistence with an energy, a thrill in the mouth and the interplay between effervescence, tannins and salinity.”
The four-course brunch is a luxurious affair, offering a choice of pastries and smörgasbords, followed by the likes of bavette steak and red wine sauce with fried egg, and traditional eggs Benedict, Florentine or Royale topped with sustainable, organic Kasperskian caviar from the Swiss Rhône. Desserts include freshly made waffles with fruit compote, or chocolate ganache tart with malt ice cream and Guinness gel.
Presented by jewellers Embee Jewels of London, the diamond brunches are to be held on December 2, 9, 16 and 23 in the Iris Bar, Level 40, at the top floor of The Gherkin.