The Hari in Belgravia will be celebrating Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th birthday on Monday April 15, as its Il Pampero restaurant chefs prepare a six-course Italian dinner (£60 per person, excluding drinks) inspired by the great artist and inventor.
Guests will be escorted to the Garden Terrace, a spot festooned with twinkling lights and views of the night sky, for an evening of classic cuisine elevated by contemporary twists. The menu begins with a Mona Lisa amuse-bouche of tomato pappa with burrata foam, followed by starters inspired by The Vitruvian Man and The Last Supper. The latter, translated into buttered anchovies and crispy bread, will be followed by a Parachute pasta – ravioli stuffed with asparagus and black truffle and finished with a wild garlic velouté. The main course of lamb loin with a pistachio crust takes presentation cues from da Vinci’s fighting vehicle, while the Helicopter panforte mousse dessert promises a sweet endnote to an evening of invention befitting the Renaissance man.