Salad receives the cocktail treatment
Pearl Restaurant & Bar in High Holborn, London, has recreated the salad bar in liquid form. The venueâ€™s head mixologist Anthony Balik has worked with its head chef, Jun Tanaka, to transform classic salads into cocktails.
The Waldorf is a mix of home-infused walnut vodka, muddled with celery, pressed apples and grapes. The cocktail is served with an accompaniment of grape jelly, walnuts and celery sticks.
Reinventing the Greek salad is a creation based on Gin Mare, a gin infused with Mediterranean botanicals, mixed with tomato consommÃ©, fresh tomato and cucumber ice cubes. It arrives accompanied by a salad of feta and olives.
Offering a more exotic, oriental twist, The Thai is made from chilli-infused cachaÃ§a, fresh mango, papaya, lime and palm sugar syrup. The cocktail is served with a Thai noodle salad and crushed peanuts.
The Salad Bar menu will be available until 30 September, with each cocktail priced at Â£13.75, including its side salad.
Gabriel Savage, 27.06.2011