Chocolate and alcohol are two of the most frequently foregone pleasures during the self-imposed Sahara of self-denial that is Lent. But with Easter on the horizon, things are looking up. And if you’re preparing to embrace your vices once more, you might as well do it in style with a five-course dessert-only menu, focused around chocolate and matched with plenty of booze.
The meal in question is the first in a month-long residency at Pond Dalston called A Month of Sundaes, taking place on Easter Sunday (April 5). Chocolatier and pastry chef Fraise Sauvage will rustle up an original menu that’s part trashy sugar-rush, part-sophisticated soirée (£40), with optional wine, cocktails and champagne pairings to boot (£55).
But you can also just stick with restaurants that give puddings pride of place: The Manor, Pollen Street Social, and William Curley all boast dessert bars, while Gelupo is la crème de la crème when it comes to late-night ices. Or raise a toast to the end of Lent at one of the 50 best bars in London.
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