This December, Searcys at The Gherkin will celebrate the festive season with four, diamond Sunday brunches. Guests will sip on Dom Pérignon Champagne and dine on a four-course brunch, overlooking the city from the top floor of one of London’s most iconic landmarks. The diamond bit? One lucky guest from each of the four Sunday brunches will walk away with a genuine diamond worth £1,000 certified by Embee Jewels of London.
Located on the top level 40 of The Gherkin, the 360º Iris Bar displays panoramic views across the city below. And this next-level brunch has a few tricks up its sleeve. At the bottom of every glass of Dom Pérignon Vintage Blanc 2009, lies a sparkling stone, one of which is a real, full-cut brilliant diamond. Once guests have finished their Champagne, Diamond Inspectors from The Embee Diamond Reception will be on hand to inspect the stones one by one and reveal the real diamond.
The four-course brunch menu itself, which is on offer in the Iris bar every Sunday in December, will be no less magnificent. Pastries and artisan breads, butters and preserves are followed by a choice of smorgasbords such as homemade ricotta, heritage tomatoes, toasted pumpkin seeds or smoked salmon, super-seeded bread, pesto, spring onion, soured cream. Hearty winter mains will also be on hand, such as bavette steak, red wine sauce with fried egg. In keeping with the luxury of the occasion, traditional eggs Benedict, Florentine or Royale will be topped with sustainable, organic Kasperskian caviar from the Swiss Rhône. No less decadent, desserts include freshly-made waffles with fruit compote or a chocolate ganache tart with malt ice-cream and Guinness gel.
2, 9, 16 and 23 December 2019
Iris Bar, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP
Tickets are available at £120 per person on searcysatthegherkin.co.uk