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HRH Prince of Wales 'Pop-Up'

HRH Prince of Wales 'Pop-Up'

 THE START POP-UP RESTAURANT

WITH THINK EAT DRINK AT LANCASTER HOUSE SW1

A TRULY UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCE 27-31 JULY 2011,

LANCASTER HOUSE & GARDENS

Start, an initiative inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales to promote and celebrate eco-friendly living is delighted to announce that, for 5 days only from 27-31 July, it will open a pop-up restaurant and bar in the historic house and gardens of Lancaster House on The Mall, London: ‘fine dining does not come better than this’.

The was the first ever Start Pop-up Restaurant with Think Eat Drink, a quality dining experience designed to demonstrate the simple and easy ways to eat and live more sustainably with a menu that incorporated some of the very best of locally sourced British food and a stunning array of English, organic and biodynamic wines.

Held in the truly magnificent and historic Lancaster House, featured in the Academy Award winning ‘The King’s Speech’, and next door to Clarence House, the London residence of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, the Restaurant was located in the Grand Hall for one of the most unique culinary experiences of that summer’s calendar.

It was a pre-booked event due to the limited availability of 90 diners at a time. The restaurant and bar were created in partnership with Jamie Grainger-Smith’s Think.Eat.Drink sustainability pioneers within the hospitality business. Jamie was one of the driving forces behind the multi-award winning, Acorn House Restaurant, Waterhouse Restaurant and Jamie Oliver’s pioneering Fifteen Restaurant.

Special recipes created for the restaurant to demonstrate simple ways to eat seasonally and cook sustainably were also available on the Start website to download. Jamie said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase to London and the UK that eating and drinking with sustainability at its heart can be achieved without sacrifice to quality, flavour and the overall experience.” "For far too long we have been turning a blind eye to how we source and produce what we put in our mouths. It is clear that the world needs to turn towards a model of sustainability and ethical sourcing. With the Pop-up at Lancaster House we are highlighting how to achieve this without compromise to quality or style.” 

The event was an enormous sucsess and was fully booked within two days of the on line launch.

Grand Hall Lancaster House

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