London Fashion Week 2011 kicks off on Friday September 16. Bar the odd glass of champagne or dainty macaroon, food is not what you’d first associate with the fashion-pack week of shows, exhibition and parties.
But read on, this year London’s bars and restaurants have gone overboard creating bespoke cocktails and delicacies for LFW. Just don’t ask for full fat.
The best of London Fashion Week food and drink
Fashion macaroons, Sketch, Mayfair
ketch, in Mayfair, has teamed up with online retailer, my-wardrobe.com, to create a three-course fashion lunch, 'my-Gourmet Rapide'. Glass of champagne and £50 my-wardrobe £50 gift card included.
We’re most excited by the floral, gingham and tropical-style macaroons though.
Daphne Guinness cocktail, Paradise, Kensal Green
Paradise is paying homage to style icon Daphne Guinness with a bespoke cocktail made from Guinness and Chambord, topped with Champagne and garnished with a raspberry.
Oysters and champagne, Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Just around the corner from the leading catwalks, grab a mixed crudo plate of native rock oysters, mackerel ceviche and calamari with spicy cucumber and a glass of Henriot Brut "Souverain" Champagne NV for £20.
Fat free frozen yoghurt, FRAE
FRAE will be serving its delicious fat free frozen yogurt at
Somerset House in limited edition fashion yogurt biodegradable tubs.
Low calorie champagne, J Sheekey Oyster Bar
Go for a glass of Pol Roger Pure and a half dozen native oysters for £18.75. Pol Roger is has a lower calorie content than most champagnes, don’t ‘cha know.
Skinny cocktails at Long Bar, Sanderson
The stylish Long Bar at the iconic Sanderson hotel has developed six cocktails, all under 200 calories.
Low-fat ice cream, Freggo
The Argentine ice cream bar on Swallow Street will be going to be
offering a limited edition serving called the 'LFW Skinny Mini' – the
serve includes low-fat options of the bar's unique Malbec and Berries
and Dulce de Leche ice creams, along with their delicious Passionfruit
Bijoux Afternoon Tea, The Langham London
British jewellery designer Stephen Webster has created the Stephen Webster Bijoux Afternoon Tea. Scoff edible masterpieces reflecting Webster's dramatic statement pieces.
Zoolander model cocktails, Lonsdale, Notting Hill
Slurp a “size zero” cocktail in the name of fashion. Inspired by the
iconic, if not slightly insane, Zoolander, the Lonsdale has designed
two new drinks.
The head chef has designed a LFW menu including beef carpaccio and baked salt crust sea bass – a light, healthy take on Italian food.