Rock This Way: Oysters & Champagne for Two at HIX

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Rock This Way: Oysters & Champagne for Two at HIX

London, England

Price
£62
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“...the best I've ever tasted. The food is the business. ” Jay Rayner, The Guardian

Why we love it

A legendary delicacy, oysters first date back to the Ancient Greeks. The humble osyter has long been a famed favourite of royalty and rulers and in Ancient Rome, Emperor Vitelius was said to have consumed 1,000 in a day Today, the delicious treats are celebrated by Chef-Owner Mark Hix of Hix Oyster & Chop House and HIX Soho. Taste a selection of six rock oysters and wash it all down with a glass of bubbly.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy oysters & champagne for two people at Hix Oyster & Chop House or HIX Soho
  • Savour a mouthwatering selection of six rock oysters each
  • Raise a glass of champagne each (non-alcoholic drinks available on request)

Alternative group sizes can be priced on request. Contact us for details.

Gift Description

American food writer James Beard once described oysters as "one of the supreme delights that nature has bestowed on man", adding that they "lead to discussion, to contemplation, and to sensual delight".

This broad range of emotion is typical of the legendary status oysters have carried throughout history. Once cultivated in Britain for export to ancient Rome, and later known for being the sole food served at Abraham Lincoln's dinner parties, there is no doubt that these molluscs come with great acclaim.

Originating in Portuguese waters and now produced across Britain and Europe, rock oysters have a taste and texture that is bold and unique. Unlike native oysters, rock oysters aren't seasonal, meaning they can be enjoyed year-round.

Describing his love for the rock osyter, French poet Léon-Paul Fargue likened the initial salty taste to "kissing the sea on the lips", with the subtleties that linger on the tongue differing from oyster to oyster.

A glass of champagne compliments oysters beautifully. The dry, crispness of champagne cuts through the creaminess and brine, cleansing the palate as you work your way through each individual oyster. Exchanging thoughts over the unique finishes of the oysters and sipping on a glass of champagne is a wonderfully enjoyable and entertaining experience.

Hix is one of the capital's best-known restaurateurs, cookbook authors and celebrity chefs - having appeared on BBC television series Great British Menu. This experience can be enjoyed at either HIX Soho (winner of London's Time Out Award for Best New Restaurant in 2010) or HIX Oyster & Chop House, hidden away on a cosy side street in Farringdon.

Sample Oyster Tasting:

  • Two Cumbrae Rock Oysters (North Ayrshire, West Scotland)
  • Two Jersey Rock Oysters (Jersey, Channel Islands)
  • Two Lindisfarne Rock Oysters (Northumberland, North East England)
  • Gift Description

    American food writer James Beard once described oysters as "one of the supreme delights that nature has bestowed on man", adding that they "lead to discussion, to contemplation, and to sensual delight".

    This broad range of emotion is typical of the legendary status oysters have carried throughout history. Once cultivated in Britain for export to ancient Rome, and later known for being the sole food served at Abraham Lincoln's dinner parties, there is no doubt that these molluscs come with great acclaim.

    Originating in Portuguese waters and now produced across Britain and Europe, rock oysters have a taste and texture that is bold and unique. Unlike native oysters, rock oysters aren't seasonal, meaning they can be enjoyed year-round.

    Describing his love for the rock osyter, French poet Léon-Paul Fargue likened the initial salty taste to "kissing the sea on the lips", with the subtleties that linger on the tongue differing from oyster to oyster.

    A glass of champagne compliments oysters beautifully. The dry, crispness of champagne cuts through the creaminess and brine, cleansing the palate as you work your way through each individual oyster. Exchanging thoughts over the unique finishes of the oysters and sipping on a glass of champagne is a wonderfully enjoyable and entertaining experience.

    Hix is one of the capital's best-known restaurateurs, cookbook authors and celebrity chefs - having appeared on BBC television series Great British Menu. This experience can be enjoyed at either HIX Soho (winner of London's Time Out Award for Best New Restaurant in 2010) or HIX Oyster & Chop House, hidden away on a cosy side street in Farringdon.

    Sample Oyster Tasting:

  • Two Cumbrae Rock Oysters (North Ayrshire, West Scotland)
  • Two Jersey Rock Oysters (Jersey, Channel Islands)
  • Two Lindisfarne Rock Oysters (Northumberland, North East England)
  • We Also Recommend

    • Visit between September and April to further sample some in season Native Oysters
    • Enjoy a cocktail at the slick and cool Mark's Bar, just below HIX Soho
    • Wander through Smithfield Market. A stone's throw from HIX Oyster & Chop House, the market is famous for its meat

    Additional Information

    This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

    Experience includes a glass of champagne and 6 rock oysters each, plus service charge. Any additional products or services desired can simple be paid for on-site.

    Note that selection of rock oysters served will vary with availability.

    Champagne can be swapped for a non-alcoholic cocktail; please inform of any preference when booking.

    Available for booking at HIX Soho (Mon-Sun, 12-5pm) or HIX Oyster & Chop House (12-7pm).

    All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

    We Also Recommend

    • Visit between September and April to further sample some in season Native Oysters
    • Enjoy a cocktail at the slick and cool Mark's Bar, just below HIX Soho
    • Wander through Smithfield Market. A stone's throw from HIX Oyster & Chop House, the market is famous for its meat

    Additional Information

    This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

    Experience includes a glass of champagne and 6 rock oysters each, plus service charge. Any additional products or services desired can simple be paid for on-site.

    Note that selection of rock oysters served will vary with availability.

    Champagne can be swapped for a non-alcoholic cocktail; please inform of any preference when booking.

    Available for booking at HIX Soho (Mon-Sun, 12-5pm) or HIX Oyster & Chop House (12-7pm).

    All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

    How it works

    • Choose your experience

      Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

    • We arrange everything

      Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

    • Relax and enjoy

      Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

    Location

    36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BN

    66-70 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9UP

    HIX Oyster & Chop House 36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BN

    HIX Soho 66-70 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9UP

    Rock This Way: Oysters & Champagne for Two at HIX

    Reviews

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    • Fabulous

      Aaron G. - 24/09/2013

      We went late on a Friday night, the atmosphere was cool and calm, relaxed and rather charming. The staff were knowledgeable about the menu and the Oysters, and we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience throughout.

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