Brasserie Blanc at the Opera Terrace launched today, with a day of can-can dancing, giveaways and even a performance from Mr Raymond Blanc himself.
In honour of Raymond’s vision for his brasseries, that “if the Manoir is a delicate Waltz, then the Brasseries are the can can”, can-can dancers performed throughout the day in Covent Garden’s piazza. The crowds were entertained with some spectacular performances of traditional Parisian can-can dancing hourly.
After showing the crowd that he definitely can can Raymond signed copies of his bestselling book, Kitchen Secrets, chatting with the crowds in the piazza.
Hungry crowds enjoyed free freshly baked croissants, courtesy of the can-can girls, and were even invited to take part in a prize draw. Lucky winners enjoyed free glasses of Champagne at Bar Blanc, which were made all the better for the surroundings – perched above Covent Garden’s opera terrace in the sun!
Congratulations to Rick from Chingford who provided a can can so impressive he was awarded cookery lessons with Raymond Blanc himself!
Brasserie Blanc at the Opera Terrace is now open for business, serving seasonal French cuisine inspired by Raymond’s mother, Maman Blanc. With its stunning arched glass ceiling and views across the piazza, the Grade II-listed building housing this latest addition to the collection is a destination in itself. Aside from the 100-cover restaurant, Brasserie Blanc Opera Terrace also features a stand-alone cocktail bar, a large al fresco terrace and a crêperie on the ground floor.
Raymond said, “we are very excited to be opening a Brasserie Blanc in such a prestigious location. Our guests will be wined and dined in a gorgeous Parisian style conservatory that overlooks one of the capital’s finest buildings. It doesn’t get much better than that!”