Okay so the “Where I Ate Today” category on this site is also gonna cover booze and bars. No, Mum, I’m not saying booze is food and you should have gin for dinner (ginner?) but eating and drinking do usually go hand in hand.
One example where food and drink are in perfect marriage is the cocktail I tried at The Sanderson’s Long Bar last week – the Apple Crumble from the Winter Collection cocktail menu.
Now I always welcome a trip to The Sanderson, but last week it was snowy and rainy and horrid and so a trip to the warm white cocoon of high luxe spoiling was even more appealing than usual. It feels very safe at The Long Bar; like rehab, but with loads of liquor.
And good ol’ hard alcohol is the prime component of the Winter Collection menu, it’s a ‘two drinks and you’re ready for a sleepy snog/cry’ kinda menu. And I know this because I tried all six of them. And was then reminded multiple times by my boyfriend to use my ‘inside voice’. And then told I should go home. And go to bed. At 7pm.
So yes, I got pretty merry and therefore you won’t be hearing a blow by blow account of the various ‘notes’ and ‘aromas’ and ‘alcohol appreciation words’ that accompanied each cocktail, but I will tell you this – you have to try the Apple Crumble (forefront in the below pic).
A warm concoction of Rémy Martin, hot apple purée and biscuit crumbs – all sitting underneath a rather lovely (and stupidly delicious) hat made of cloud like cream. I’d like a hat made of cream.
At £13 a pop you’re not going to be knocking them back, but you don’t need to. (And you’ll go home in an ambulance if you do.)
It would be the perfect end to an evening, a slightly slutty dessert if you will, so next time you’re out for dinner/drinks around Soho definitely add an Apple Crumble at The Sanderson to your to do list.
Just don’t be surprised if I’m sitting next to you with a cream moustache and my outside voice.
Where can you find this slice of heaven?
The Long Bar
50 Berners Street
London, England W1T 3NG
(Nearest Tubes: Oxford Circus/Tottenham Court Road – Map)
I am aware this ‘Winter Collection’ menu must only be running for a limited time, as much as it always FEELS like winter in the UK. I’ll find out when this menu runs until and report back.