The Romans laid much importance upon the joys of eating. Never before, or since, has greater effort been expended upon the palate, until now. Bacchanalia, London’s extravagant Greco-Roman restaurant, has launched a Feasting Menu, bringing the Roman tradition of feasting and banqueting back to the present day.
Banquets were a feast for the senses, the aim was to enjoy the company of friends and family with extravagant fare, luxurious tableware and entertainment, all of which were to be enjoyed in a lavishly adorned setting. The Bacchanalia Feasting Menu is bringing back the art of banqueting and convivial dining with a Greco-Roman feasting menu, featuring four courses of sharing dishes for groups of seven or more to enjoy.
Bacchanalia’s Feasting Menu, curated by Culinary Director Athinagoras Kostakos, offers the best of Bacchanalia, taking groups on a journey of discovery, together. Starting with sharing small plates such as Sea Bream Carpaccio with lemon and wild oregano dressing, avruga caviar and green apple and starters including Crocchette di Fromaggio with truffle mayonnaise and Charred Beetroots with walnut, almond pesto and Greek yogurt are served. Then, the main affair, the feasting dishes, Strip Loin Tagliata with green peppercorn sauce pickled onion, crunchy potato and Salt Crust Sea Bass with citrus dressing. Finally, the feast concludes with desserts fit for the gods; the generous Bacchanalia Tiramisu which requires a heroic leader to smash the chocolate topping before sharing it amongst the table, and Raspberry Pavlova, withraspberry sorbet, balsamic spheres and vanilla cream.
The setting for a Roman feast should always be one of beauty. Historically, Roman dining rooms were the most important room in the home and, as such, always featured decorative fixtures, floor mosaics, wall paintings and artworks. Accordingly, Bacchanalia provides the most spectacular dining room in London, guests are taken back to ancient Greece and Rome as they dine surrounded by historical artefacts, Damien Hirst’s sculptures are suspended above the dining room and Gary Myatt’s floor-to-ceiling mural depicting ‘Romans In Their Decadence’ provides a backdrop.
To add to the authenticity of the banqueting experience, guests will witness surprise entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, and for those who wish to enhance their Banquet the way Bacchus, Greek God of wine, would, a sommelier will always be on hand to guide you through Bacchanalia’s unparalleled wine list, boasting over 650 references from ancient, old, and new world.
Summer gatherings at Bacchanalia will also be elevated with the enchanting spirits of the limited-edition Helios cocktails, honouring the Titan god of the sun, with Volcán Tequila capturing the fiery spirit of the sun and Belvedere Vodka embodying the warmth and clarity that only Helios can bestow.
The Feasting Menu at Bacchanalia is available from today, advised for groups of seven or more, priced at £150 per person.