To celebrate Belgravia in Bloom which is taking place as we open and the soon to open Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition at the V&A, we have created a special cocktail and dish, inspired by the energetic and vivacious Mexican artist.
The Head Full of Flowers cocktail, available throughout the summer, has taken inspiration from the traditional Mexican hairstyle which became one of the most iconic images associated with Kahlo: a head adorned with flowers. It celebrates Frida’s strong, independent, colourful and proud Mexican heritage that became an integral part of her identity. Made with 1800 Silver Reserva, mezcal, St Germain elderflower liqueur, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice with a salt chilli rim, the cocktail celebrates Frida’s much loved Mexican tequila and mezcal spirits that results in a strong, thoughtful, open and honest drink with a colourful and spicy kick on your lips.
Frida’s Mexican Flower Garden Plate salad, which will be available during our soft opening throughout Belgravia in Bloom (19th – 26th May), is a combination of crispy raw summer vegetables and flowers, smoked plantain, chipotle aubergine yoghurt and lime zest served with a sharp, spiced agave vinaigrette and pumpkin seeds. The dish pays homage to Kahlo’s love of plants and nature, both themes that were present throughout the entire span of her career but most intensive during the 1940s and ‘50’s when she was increasingly confined to her home, The Blue House. The garden within The Blue House held a deep connection for Kahlo and this colourful and vibrant dish reminds us of this.