A Rosé Festival is headed for London to celebrate the return of indoor dining and, one assumes, the much-missed phenomenon of rosé all day…
After five weeks of chilly outdoor drinking and dining, it’s time to head to Covent Garden to raise a glass of rosé in celebration of the next milestone in the Road Map Out of Lockdown.
Yes, indoor dining returns on 17 May and more than 20 Covent Garden restaurants will be celebrating by serving rosé wine, cocktails and themed menus, while nine pop-ups from the likes of Mirabeau, Amie Wine, Chez Antoinette x AIX-en-Provence, The Bubble Bros and The Oystermen x Pol Roger will be serving up over 30 varieties of rosé wine, serves and themed products.
The pop-ups will take over Covent Garden’s Piazza from Monday 17 May, while nearby restaurants – including Balthazar, Clos Maggiore, Cinnamon Bazaar and RedFarm – dust down nearly 2,000 additional indoor dining spots.
The three-week long Rosé Festival, running until Sunday 6 June, will also feature a pop-up rosé flower shop from Fiona Fleur, eight pop-up bars and terraces across the Piazza and live pianists.
Non-boozy options include a rosé-inspired afternoon tea from Ladurée, Instagramable rose-shaped ice-creams from Amorino, rose blend teas from Whittard and Mariage Frères, and an exclusive Covent Garden Rosé and Strawberry Blossom combo from Bubblewrap Waffle.
‘Non-boozy options include a rosé-inspired afternoon tea from Ladurée’
You’ll also find rosé scents, creams, candles and oils at L’Occitane, Floral Street Fragrance, Atelier Cologne, DECIEM, Molton Brown and Miller Harris, plus a beautiful rose-themed floral installation in-store at Tom Ford, marking the launch of the new Rose Prick fragrance, and complimentary HUN Wines’ rosé for those browsing The Alkemistry’s jewellery.
Special rosé cocktails to look out for at Covent Garden restaurants include Frenchie’s signature rosé cocktail, Sushisamba’s Sake Spritz, Din Tai Fung’s Severn Valley Sparkling Rosé spritz, and James Street Collective’s English Strawberry Spritz.
From May, Covent Garden will also welcome five new shopping brands, including Swiss watch retailer Bucherer, fine jewellery brand Vashi, outdoor apparel brand Arc’teryx, designer accessories brand Strathberry and premium piercing parlour and gold jewellery boutique, Sacred Gold.