As preparations are in full swing and the installations get illuminated tomorrow, you probably think you’ve heard all you need to hear about this year’s Lumiere London. Restaurants along the art-filled route have teamed up to offer nocturnal explorers an innovative experience, Dine your Way, catering some flavour-filled pit-stops amid festival hotspots. Specially designed dishes will be offered between 18th to 21st January, with guests invited to sample a dish or drink at each of the participating restaurants.
Dine Your Way aims to be an opportunity to explore not only the city’s art, but also its inventive gastronomic scene. Potential routes stretch from King’s Cross, site of the ethereal Waterlicht by Daan Roosegaarde, as well as the Booking Office’s Green Glow, a gin cocktail with a Lumiere-fitting glowing garnish, to Leicester Square and its display of flame coloured birds that lead to ta main dish at W London’s newly-opened The Perception. To close off the experience, dessert will be provided by The Terrace Grill & Bar at Le Meridien Picadilly, its spiced apple crumble being the perfect treat to those art lovers who endured the January temperatures all evening long.
Another alternative would be the trail of lights beginning with the illuminated interactive seesaws at Bond Street, followed by a cocktail at the Lanes of London, before diving into both Mayfair’s art and the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane’s Truffle Mac n Cheese. Eventually, organisers recommend that the evening culminates with Emma Allen and Daisy Thompson-Lake’s animated portrait at the South Bank, a stone’s throw away from Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar where you can enjoy a specialty dark chocolate mousse. Did someone say dessert?
To discover all the treats Dine Your Way has to offer, as well as tickets and more information, go here.