Featuring everything from maple-glazed pumpkin to legendary cheese fondue, here’s everything a foodie needs to know about this new mountain-inspired pop-up in Hertfordshire
Did someone say fondue? There’s no need to scale or ski the alps for a bite of wintery goodness this winter – The Grove hotel in Hertfordshire has unveiled Jimmy’s Lodge at The Grove, a winter pop-up restaurant in collaboration with Chef Jimmy Garcia featuring mountain-inspired cuisine until mid-January 2021.
A complete takeover of The Stables restaurant, the cozy pop-up comes complete with rustic wood beams, corners designed for curling up and alpine-chic decor. Located firmly outside of London and its current Tier 2 restrictions, Jimmy’s Lodge at The Grove is the ideal setting for residents to hunker down after a day out on the golf course, relaxing at the spa or partaking in the estate’s many wintertime family activities.
On the menu, think ‘mountain-inspired’ plates, with dishes including maple glazed pumpkin, seasonal game dishes, sharing steaks with skin on parmesan and truffle fries and a range of craft beers, spirits and wines.
For an authentic alpine treat, guests will find themselves immediately transported slope-side with Jimmy’s legendary cheese fondue, complete with sourdough and pickles for dipping. For little ones, a children’s menu will serve hearty favourites including a 3oz beef burger and a triple chocolate brownie.
Post-dinner, guests can head to The Grove’s sumptuous, newly-decorated Lounges for a nightcap, or indulge in a garden-to-glass cocktail – created using botanicals and ingredients from Jemima’s Kitchen Garden – at The Glasshouse Bar.
Best known for his pop-up Jimmy’s Lodge on London’s Southbank, complete with snow globe dining and a hot cocktail bar, Jimmy Garcia aims to entertain people with his food. From dinner on the Emirates Cable Car to interactive BBQs in the summer, he has created some of London’s most talked about pop up restaurants and concepts.
The Grove offers the ultimate five-star winter retreat for couples, friends and families alike, just 18 miles from central London. The 300-acre estate boasts three delicious dining options, a world-class, 18-hole championship golf course as well as an expansive spa, which offers an array of transformative treatments and luxurious facilities, including a 22-metre indoor pool, Jacuzzi, heat experience rooms and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. See ya’, Switzerland.
Make it happen
Stay over: Nightly rates at The Grove start from £325 for a West Wing Superior Room, on a room-only basis.
How: For more information or to book please visit www.thegrove.co.uk or call 01923 296010.