Mardi Gras in a Polish way

Last Tuesday was my special Valentine’s Day… I had a Fat Tuesday with some Vodka cocktails and doughtnuts. Samarkand – in Fitzrovia – was hosting a Vodka Masterclass with William Borrell from Vestal Vodka.Capture d_écran 2017-03-06 à 22.25.56

Also known as Shrove Day or Mardi Gras Day, Fat Tuesday is a traditional day of indulgence ahead of Lent. The concept is very simple : Vodka drinks and doughtnuts.

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William Borrell introduced us to the Vodka and history of Vestal Vodka. We sampled Pomorze Unfiltered Potato Vodka, Vestal Blended Potato Vodka, Kaszebe Unfiltered Potato Vodka and Vestal Aged Vodka.

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Samarkand has also designed a dedicated Vestal Vodkamenu for the occasion for only £6.50 per cocktail. My friend and I are so greedy that we’ve tasted all these cocktails, and my favourite one is definitely the ‘Open Sesame’ – a sweet and fruity cocktail!

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For that little something extra on Fat Tuesday, Samarkand’s kitchen has treated guests to servings of the on-trend ‘Pączki* and Manti, the traditional Uzbek Dumplings.

foodies are queuing around the block from bakeries in the States for a pączki. Pączki are pastries traditional to Polish cuisine. They are similar to doughnuts.

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Samarkand will be hosting different masterclasses every week. They will be a limited to 30 people per class and they will book out quick! Don’t miss the next one!

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Samarkand
33 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1RR
Tube Station : Goodge Street

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