• Timeless travel across 150 years of St Pancras

    28 September 2018

    Timeless travel across 150 years of St Pancras:

    St Pancras Brasserie hosts the station’s Golden Age of Travel Anniversary Dinner

    Relive the very best of English railway and trading port history. In celebration of 150 years of St Pancras Station, one of London’s most iconic landmarks, St Pancras Brasserie by Searcys is hosting a celebratory three-course anniversary dinner on 17 October.

    A special menu created by Searcys’ culinary director Darren Deadman will be served at the restaurant located within the Grade 1 listed building. This one-of-a kind celebration menu will draw on the station’s long and colourful history as one of London’s biggest travel hubs and Victorian culinary creations. Guests will start with Smoked eel, a play on the historic dish which was a delicacy during the Victorian era when fresh ingredients were hard to come by. The main course follows with a hearty display of wholesome British ingredients: Suckling Pig Assiette is inspired by dishes that would have been served on trains in times gone by, while Megrim Sole Veronique pays homage to the nostalgic splendour of the first-class dining experience, when metal trollies displaying alcohol and food would be wheeled through the carriage. And finally, Queen of Puddings takes inspiration from The Midland Rail Line, which originally transported the milk to London from the Millers Dale in the Lake District in the 1800s, a huge transportation leap in the supply of fresh food across the country. A glass of English sparkling wine will be served with each course.

    Darren Deadman, Culinary Director says:

    “The seasons and Victorian techniques were the source of inspiration for this special occasion. Londoners in the 1800s used to smoke a lot of fish and meat to preserve the food, as refrigeration was a luxury. We took inspiration and planned ahead for this special dinner. We have been salting, brining and pickling vegetables and fruits to extend our pantry, so we can serve these items outside of the seasons as part of the unique menu.”

    Tickets to the dinner will be open to the public, and cost £65 – click here for tickets. The Brasserie’s à la carte menu will feature historical dishes and preserved fish and meat, and will also be available for diners in the restaurant throughout October.

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