The World’s Best Pastry Chef is celebrating the launch of his ‘Cakes & Bubbles’ restaurant by giving away free Champagne and cheesecake.
It appears Hotel Café Royal have signed a pretty sweet deal, as a dessert and Champagne restaurant is opening at the Soho venue on Thursday, November 8. And not only that, but Albert Adrià, AKA. The World’s Best Pastry Chef*, is the man behind the plan.
To mark the highly anticipated launch on November 8, Adrià is giving away free slices of his famous cheesecake to the first 140 guests. The first 40 people to enter the new restaurant will be seated inside to enjoy the cheesecake with a glass of Champagne, while the next 100 will be given a slice to take away. The lucky 140 will also get their hands on Adrià’s autograph, as well as the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Adrià’s home city (including dinner for two at his world famous restaurant, Tickets). Doors will open at 12pm, but we recommend getting there early.
The new restaurant, aptly named Cakes & Bubbles, will only serve desserts and fizz, including a selection of sparkling wines and Champagnes. The food menu is set to feature a fine selection of treats, including: egg flan with dark caramel; ‘air waffles’ with caramelised bananas; pineapple fruit cake with palm honey; Adrià’s famous white chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake; and a bunch of traditional pastries (because it’s only fair that he shows off his skills).
You’ll find Cakes & Bubbles at the Hotel Café Royal in Soho, W1B 4DY from November 8. The restaurant, which will be Albert Adrià’s first permanent site outside of Spain, follows a successful pop-up run by the chef back in 2016, as well as a different pudding-only menu by Sarah Barber that ran up until early this year.
Soho is about to become a helluva lot sweeter.
*he was voted world’s best by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants back in 2015, but we’ll let him have it.
Also published on Medium.