Show us a person who lives in London and doesn’t know about Sketch. We’ll wait.
This quirky, Mayfair-based 18th-century townhouse tearoom-come-cocktail bar has made quite a name for itself in the capital over the years, serving as a destination for food, drinks, music and art alike and one of the trendiest hotspots on the block.
It has long been known as one of Mayfair’s major places to see and be seen. But in 2020, when going out is the new staying in thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the venue has stepped things up a notch. Now, you no longer need to venture into central London to get the full Sketch treatment – because with ‘Sketch at home’, it’ll all come to you.
Ever-evolving and adapting with the times, the firm favourite has now launched its new home dining service as the latest addition to the Sketch collection, offering fans the chance to dine in the comfort of their own abode on a choice of one of three homemade menus, seven days a week. Pre-orders are now being taken from the ‘Sketch at home’ online shop for collection or delivery from the Mayfair venue, marking an important and exciting new era for the brand.
Comprising an aperitif menu, a four-course menu with an alternative vegetarian option, a two-course Sunday lunch for two to share, and flights of three glasses of wine paired with each menu, each menu option is as mouth-watering as the next.
The Mmmm and Mmmm Vegetarian menus both comprise a four-course meal devised by Sketch executive chef Frederic Don, with each recipe based around the freshest seasonal produce he can get his hands on. Priced at £75 per person, it includes homemade baguettini and award-winning Abernethy butter – the perfect pick for a romantic evening in for two, or a dinner at home with family.
Mmmm Sunday Lunch, meanwhile, features a côte de boeuf for two to share, served with Yorkshire pudding, béarnaise sauce and bordelaise jus. Priced at £120, it also includes sides of potato gratin and green beans, with a decadent seasonal fruit tart served with a rich and luxurious crème anglaise for dessert.
Each meal comes with two-step instructions, advising on how best to reheat and present the dish. The containers used to deliver the food are made of sugar cane pulp, and are biodegradable and compostable – which means guilt-free dining in for the environmentally conscious, and sumptuous food to boot.
If you simply can’t do dinner without a solid wine flight to match, then Sketch in a Bottle will soon spice things up for you. Featuring a collection of aperitifs, champagne and wines curated by wine director Frederic Brugues and mixologist Alexandre Robin, each is a perfect pick to enjoy at home or away – and guaranteed to go down a treat.
Flights of three glasses of wine paired with each course are set to elevate your sketch meal at home.
Inspired by the resilience and adaptability of fellow New Yorkers, all beverages are individually bottled at Sketch and wax sealed by hand using a centuries-old technique, keeping the flavours and aroma crisp and fresh right up to the moment you’re ready to crack it open at home.
So, if the local lockdowns have put paid to your social plans, but you simply can’t do without your Sketch fix, then these guys have got you covered. You arrange the company, and they’ll do the rest – a wonderful evening guaranteed.