A party without cake is really just a meeting.
And birthday meetings aren’t really a thing, so cake was most definitely needed after our Bao feast.
Dessert bars are having a bit of a revival in London, and Basement Sate was one of the trend-setters.
Created by two friends who love well made drinks, decadent desserts and meaningful music in equal parts.
Inspired by the revival of Soho, they created a place where people can sate (= satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full) themself in an informal and social setting, and where the music is as vibrant as the cocktails & desserts.
Cocktails + dessert it was then!
Little Japan for the Mr.
An unusual but intoxicating mix of Japanese whisky, artichoke liqueur and sweet vermouth.
El Pampa (pisco, almond & champagne syrup, granny smith juice) for me.
… and then the puds!
The Hazelnut Rocher.
A Ferrero-inspired wonder combining hazelnut praline brownie, chocolate espuma, milk chocolate sphere, dark gianduja, caramelised hazelnuts, chocolate caviar and caramelia pearls.
Between smashing the chocolate dome & all the endorphins, it’d be a delicious cure for a bad day (and the perfect way to make a good one eve better!)
And then there was fruit.
Cocktail-inspired fruit-based pud’, that is…
The beautiful, zesty & exotic Bitter Orange.
Basically a Negroni in dessert-shape, with white and pink grapefruit jelly, gin-infused rhubarb wind, vanilla poached rhubarb, chocolate crumble & orange sponge cake.
Creative desserts & cocktails, Basement Sate definitely lived up to the expectation and is the perfect venue for any special celebration (or any time you want to treat the sweet-toothed in your life!)
Only one thing left to say: ‘Pip Pip Hooray, it (was) my birthday’
Basement Sate, 8 Broadwick Street, Soho, London W1F 8HN
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