From Monday 1st December, Basement Sate, a new cocktail and dessert bar in Soho, is launching a delicious winter menu and series of master-classes and tasting evenings that beautifully pair sugar and spice, and everything nice.
COCKTAIL MASTERCLASSES REVIVE FORGOTTEN CLASSICS
Guests will have the chance to learn cocktail making directly from the staff at Basement Sate’s Monday Master classes. In the two hour class guests will learn about the cocktail’s rich history and recreate some classics, adding the Basement Sate touch. In the first part of the class, familiar and well-loved cocktails will be brought up to date by using the finest rare and boutique spirits. Then delve into the past and rediscover forgotten classics such as the Van Zandt from 1933 or the Scofflaw from Harry Craddock. The classes, which are perfect for groups of around 10 people, are priced from £30 per person, and will include two cocktails each. A special menu also on offer every Monday includes a selection of forgotten classics revived with modern spirits, such as the Rolls Royce from Craddock’s 1930 cocktail book boosted with the Californian Overproof Junipero Gin.
COCKTAIL AND DESSERT PAIRING
On Tuesdays, Basement Sate is offering a special pairing drinks and dessert menu perfect for sweet-toothed cocktail aficionados and couples looking for an intimate evening of indulgence. The pairing degustation menu, which consist of 3 desserts and 3 cocktails each changes each month and is priced at £36 for two people. Each month, the menu will centre on a specific theme and spirit, giving guests a fully rounded experience of matching desserts with cocktails and learning how complex sweet, citrus, spice and sour flavours all work to complement each other.
Featuring decadent desserts and zingy cocktails, Basement Sate’s new menu draws on wintry berries, nutty spices and rich chocolate to create the ultimate treat for the senses. Launching on Monday 1st December, the menu has been a collaboration between Bar Manager Byly Tran and Basement Sate’s resident pastry chef, Dorian Picard. Below are details of the desserts and cocktails from the new menu.
- Autumn Leaves -Butternut cream on caramelised puff pastry with Dulcey foam & Ilanka chocolate
- Girly Garden - Rhubarb and hibiscus jelly with a white chocolate & Sichuan pepper foam, grapefruit in hibiscus and Vanilla syrup garnished with Sesame crunch & lemon thyme
- Wolfberry - Cachaca, Champagne, Elderflower liqueur & Goji berry syrup
- Squashed Nuts - Umeshu, roasted butternut seed infused Pisco, orange juice & vanilla syrup
Offering beautifully made desserts, expertly prepared cocktails and cutting edge DJs, Basement Sate provides discerning Londoners with a low key yet stylish late-night hangout in central London. The only of its kind, Basement Sate is the brainchild of Cathleen McGarry, the co-owner of the world-renowned Sherry Butt cocktail bar in Paris.
Mondays - Cocktail Masterclasses from £30 per person for groups of 10 and more. The prices vary for smaller groups
Tuesdays – Dessert and Cocktail Pairing Menu - £36 for 2 people
8 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 8HN