In a pairing of heritage luxury jewelry and world class cuisine, Fabergé is teaming with The Ritz London to create a special meal to celebrate Easter. Courtesy of a special three-course Easter lunch (£295 a head; April 15 to 22).
The highlight of the meal will be “Egg Fabergé,” a dish inspired by Peter Carl Fabergé’s iconic Imperial Mosaic Egg of 1914. The special menu is the creation of John Williams, executive chef of the five-star luxury hotel.
The Mosaic Egg was one of the most technically sophisticated and extraordinary of all the Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs, and took over a year to craft. The Egg was the work of Fabergé’s first female designer, Alma Theresia Pihl, who was inspired by a petit point carpet she was embroidering as part of her marriage trousseau. It was one of a series of 50 eggs made and delivered to the Russian Imperial Royal Family, all unique and individual in their design. Today, the Mosaic Egg is part of the British Royal Collection. Fabergé’s modern-day creations take inspiration from original pieces. The Treillage egg pendant was inspired by the Diamond Trellis Egg and the Mosaic egg pendant is born from the Imperial Mosaic egg.
The lunch with wine pairings selected by head sommelier Giovanni Ferlito, and is limited to 10 guests per service. The preparation of the Eggs Fabergé is suitably sophisticated and complex, in tribute to the Mosaic Egg. Moulded from an eggshell, a soft-boiled quail’s egg comes delicately encased in lobster mousseline, which is ringed with “gems” of aubergine, courgette and heritage carrot and set into pasta. These vegetables represent the colors and quilting of ruby, tsavorite and fire opal gemstones that are placed into the rose gold of the Fabergé Treillage egg pendant. The edible Eggs Fabergé is served on a bed of Oscietra caviar, and finished with a langoustine à la nage sauce.
As part of the Easter celebrations, Fabergé will be exhibiting both jewellery and timepieces in Long Gallery at The Ritz London. Before or after lunch, guests can visit the Fabergé pop-up salon, meet the people behind the name and discover the exquisite new collections. There is also the opportunity to design your own bespoke Fabergé jewellery at Fabergé’s by-appointment London salon for those seeking a truly unique creation.