Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, New Sunday Menu (Press Release March 2017)

Posted on: March 7th, 2017 by Simon Carter



Following the huge success of the “Le Poulet du Dimanche” menu over the past year, Hélène Darroze has launched a new five-course Sunday tasting menu – “Le Pot-au-feu du Dimanche” at her eponymous restaurant at The Connaught in London’s Mayfair.

“Pot-au-feu”, which means “pot on the fire”, is a traditional beef stew from the south west of France and is the epitome of French family sharing cuisine. The new menu showcases the main elements of the classic dish, deconstructed with Hélène’s personal flair and a few select luxury ingredients. The menu features the following:

  • Roasted bone marrow with a parsley crust, caviar, capers, pickled shallots, Meyer lemon, gem lettuce and a salad of fine herbs
  • Charred leeks with saucisson Lyonnais, leek velouté, and Périgord black truffle
  • Lake District Farm beef fillet, foie gras from Les Landes, confit pork belly, veal sausage, and a traditional bouillon perfumed with ginger and lemongrass
  • A salad of light gêlée of beef consommé, confit terrine of brisket and oxtail, young vegetables, horseradish and grain
  • A twist on the classic lemon tart – Candied Meyer lemon, sablé breton, coriander and lime emulsion

Passionate about classic French dishes from her home region, Hélène Darroze commented: “I have so many wonderful memories of my grandmother’s pot-au-feu on a Sunday – I loved the hearty richness of the dish, and the fact that there were always leftovers to turn into a salad the next day. My own version at my restaurant may be a little bit fancier with some shavings of truffle and a little bit of caviar, but the heart and soul of the traditional dish and all its gutsy ingredients remain.”

“Le Pot-au-feu du Dimanche” is now available at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught every Sunday for lunch from Noon-3pm and dinner 6.30pm-9pm, and will be priced at £75 per couple (the menu is designed for two to share). The menu must be pre-booked as availability is limited.

Since 2008, Hélène Darroze has been bringing her signature style of exquisite, contemporary French cuisine to The Connaught. India Mahdavi designed the sophisticated but comfortable Michelin two-starred restaurant. Hélène is known for her obsession with exceptional ingredients, and always forges very strong relationships with her French and British suppliers. In 2015, she was named the Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef, and she has also been awarded the Order of Chevalier three times, one of the highest decorations in France. Her well-established Paris restaurant on the Left Bank – Hélène Darroze – opened in 1999, and holds one Michelin star.

Address: Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL Reservations: 020-7499 7070

Website: www.the-connaught.co.uk/mayfair-restaurants/helene-darroze/ Twitter/Instagram: @HeleneDarroze @TheConnaught

For more press information, contact:

Network London PR – Maureen Mills, Jessica Corrigan or Tom Rogers

Tel: 020-8947 4474, or Email: info@networklondonpr.com                                                              March 2017