This October, Jamavar, the Indian restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, will be the first restaurant in the UK to team up with Stranger & Sons, one of the first gins to be distilled in India since the 1940s, that will be bringing its ‘wonderfully strange’ botanicals to London for a series of intimate gin dinners.
The dinners will take the form of interactive masterclasses, led by Stranger & Sons, with guests seated in Jamavar’s opulent private dining room tucked at the back of the Mount Street restaurant.
Overlooking Jamavar’s very own botanical garden with an array of rosemary, thyme, mint and chilli that can be used to infuse the drinks, guests will taste the best of Stranger & Sons with five gin cocktails each paired with a course created by Executive Chef, Surender Mohan. Guests can expect the unexpected, with the carefully crafted cocktails enhancing Stranger & Sons’ flavour notes of pepper, lemon and coriander.
The dinner will begin with a Warm Barley and Corn Salad with sweet peppers, golden beetroot and broccoli, paired with a delicately balanced Stranger Gibson, made with Stranger & Sons, vermouth and pickled apricot.
Dishes including Tellicherry Pepper & Garlic Soft Shell Crab with plum chutney, garlic chips and homemade garlic pickle, and Adraki Lamb Chops with royal cumin, fennel, ginger and carrot salad will be matched with a Tamala, with gin, caramelized carrot and coriander, and The Parsley Bloom, made with gin, plum and parsley, respectively.
To end on a sweet note, dessert will be served, a Nougat Chocolate Mousse with cinnamon ice cream, alongside a cocktail of choice, before guests return home with Stranger & Sons goodie bags in hand.
Founder of Jamavar, Samyukta Nair, said, “Stranger & Sons is without a doubt my favourite gin to drink when I’m in Mumbai, so I’m thrilled to announce that they’re coming to London - I am delighted to introduce them alongside a special crafted menu with Chef Surender. We love making the most of the fresh herbs we grow in Jamavar’s garden so I’m really pleased that guests will be using them to infuse their drinks’.
Stranger & Sons founder, Sakshi Saigal addsed, “We are proud of the Indian heritage and inherently Indian spices and botanicals which make Stranger & Sons so unique, so it was a no brainer to partner with Jamavar for a dinner series. We hope guests enjoy experimenting with Stranger & Sons cocktails alongside Chef Surender’s incredible menu.”