Club Gascon, which closed temporarily last month while the restaurant undergoes refurbishment, is launching a pop-up in the cloisters of London’s oldest church: St Bartholomew-the-Great in Clerkenwell.
From 13 September to 6 October, customers will be able to experience a four-course menu at Cloister by Club Gascon, which has been set up by Club Gascon’s head chef and founder, Pascal Aussignac.
The menu will cost £80 and includes a selection of Club Gascon’s signatures: aromatic king scallop with spicy berries and frosted watermelon and peppered, braised beef rib with tapioca and samphire. A vegetarian menu will also be available and guests have the option to match their experience with a wine flight for an additional £40 — and a “tea-pairing” for an additional £15.
After nearly 20 years of trading, the restaurant announced the temporary closure last month. The restaurant, opened in 1998, won a Michelin star in 2002, which it still holds. An announcement stated that the cloister pop-up is “a teaser to the restaurant reopening this autumn,” suggesting that Aussignac has designs on rebranding and updating his menus when the restaurant reopens in mid-October.
The church St Bartholomew-the-Great was founded in 1123, allegedly making it the oldest church in London; it is conveniently located next to Club Gascon in Smithfield.
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