Feast on Cloud 9 lands at The Grove, Hertfordshire for Summer 2024! 🎈

Immersive Hot Air Balloon Dining Pop Up Returns

by Adam & Megan

Feast Events has announced the return of Feast on Cloud 9 at The Grove this summer. Landing within the picturesque grounds of the luxury Hertfordshire hotel from 25th May until 1st September, the immersive dining pop up will take guests on a culinary journey from the comfort of a custom-made hot air balloon.  

Whilst the balloons remain stationary, diners’ tastebuds will soar as they enjoy an unforgettable experience beside The Grove’s ornamental canal, with views across the 300-acre estate.  Guests can choose between afternoon tea in the company of butterflies and honeybees or a nine-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings, served under the stars.

Available for groups of 2-6, afternoon tea is served daily at 12pm and 3pm, with the option to upgrade to Champagne afternoon tea for those extra special occasions. Guests will indulge in a selection of finger sandwiches and savoury treats as well as warm scones and seaside-themed cakes whilst taking in the picturesque views of rolling Hertfordshire countryside. 

Come dusk, Feast on Cloud 9 will transform into a ‘floating’ fine-dining experience, serving up a nine-course tasting menu beneath the ambient glow of the balloons. After being greeted with a delicious welcome drink and canapés, diners will embark on a culinary journey from the seaside, across the ocean and sunflower fields before finishing with a nostalgic trip to the fairground.

With a children’s tasting menu available for those aged 12 and under, there’s a gastronomic adventure to be had for even the tiniest of tastebuds.


Feast on Cloud 9 Afternoon Tea


Feast on Cloud 9 Afternoon Tea Menu:

Selection of finger sandwiches

●      Oak smoked salmon, caper mayonnaise

●      Cream cheese and cucumber (V)

●      Clarence Court egg mayonnaise and cress (V)

●      Free-range coronation chicken

Savouries

●      Savoury Madeleine with crème fraîche and chives

●      Whipped cheese ice cream cone, truffle flake (V)

Sweets and Scones

●      Warm scones served with clotted cream and homemade preserve (V)

●      Selection of cakes and edible clouds (V)

Vegetarian and Vegan menus available.  

The Feast on Cloud 9 afternoon tea at The Grove is available daily for groups of 2-6 at 12pm and 3pm, priced at £65 per person or £75 per person with Champagne.


Feast on Cloud 9 Evening Tasting Menu


Feast on Cloud 9 Evening Tasting Menu:

Stow your suitcase

●      Cloud 9 canapés to enjoy with your welcome drink (V)

Beside the seaside

●      Chicken liver parfait Feast lolly, savoury madeleine

●      Mushroom parfait Feast lolly, savoury madeleine (V/VG)

At the tide pools

●      Roasted Cornish cod, straw potatoes, seaweed ketchup and pickled dulse

●      Battered costada courgette, straw potatoes, seaweed ketchup, pickled dulse (V/VG)

Sunflowers at sunset

●      Royal Imperial Caviar sunflower, buckwheat shell, capers, gherkin, shallot, egg

●      Basil caviar sunflower, buckwheat shell, capers, gherkin, shallot, egg (V)

●      Basil caviar sunflower, buckwheat shell, capers, gherkin, shallot (VG)

Soaring over the ocean

●      Lobster en croute, fennel and cucumber ceviche, lobster bisque

●      Pithivier of salt-baked beetroot, goat’s cheese, caramelised onion, spinach and nori (V)

●      Pithivier of salt-baked beetroot, caramelised onion, spinach and nori (VG)

Stamp your passport

●      ‘Tournedos-Rossini’ fillet of beef, foie gras, truffle mashed potato, roasted shallot, truffle jus

●      Roasted aubergine fillet, truffle mashed potato, wild mushroom, artichoke hearts, roasted shallots, onion jus (V/VG)

A spin in the tea cups

●      Vanilla panna cotta and strawberry soup tea cups, candy floss (V/VG)

Touch down

●      Textures of chocolate, salted caramel (V/VG)

Every cloud has a silver lining

●      Selection of Cloud 9 petit fours

The Feast on Cloud 9 tasting menu at The Grove is available daily for groups of 4-6 at 7.30pm for £125 per adult and £55 per child. An expertly-paired wine flight to accompany each course is available for £75 per person.

For more information and to book, visit www.feast-events.com

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