Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park (OHP) is a summer opera company that produces an annual season of opera under a purpose-built canopy in the beautiful setting of Holland Park, in London’s Kensington & Chelsea. Four or five operas are staged, across around 36 performances with approximately 34,000 tickets sold across a season, making OHP one of the most accomplished non-state opera companies in the UK. Opera Holland Park has a highly successful community and outreach programmes and is one of the genuine success stories of British arts and culture in recent years.

To compliment your experience, The Admirable Crichton is pleased to provide a number of food options for pre-order for each performance. Once you have booked your opera tickets, you can choose from the various picnic hampers listed below, a selection of sandwiches, mezes and snacks at the OHP bar, or of course you may decide to bring your own picnic hamper. Drinks can be purchased from the OHP bar or consumed at pre-booked tables as part of a picnic. Please note, there is limited seating near the bar and all picnics must be consumed at pre-booked tables in one of the designated spaces or in the picnic areas.

Entertaining clients this year at the opera?

We have delicious fine dining, canapé and bowl receptions available to enhance your guest's operatic experience. Speak to our party designer Eva, to discuss your requirements.

e: Parties@admirable-crichton.co.uk
t: 020 7326 3800

Charlotte with Enoki mushrooms

Canapés

Hot Canapés

Hot Canapés

Meat

  • Popcorn crusted chicken skewer, charred corn and coriander dip
  • Lamb fillet, pear jelly, Yukon gold rösti, crispy mint
  • Slow braised beef coulibiac, mustard leaf and fennel puree

Fish

  • Butter poached halibut, summer truffle gnocchi, rarebit dressing, crisp onions
  • Cornish crab doughnut, lemon aioli
  • Lobster roll, mango pearls and caviar

Vegetarian

  • Parmesan and summer truffle madeleine, truffle and black olive mascarpone
  • Sesame crusted halloumi, lemon and broad bean pesto
  • Coddled quail's egg, sumac butter on brioche

Cold Canapés

Meat

  • Chicken and duck liver parfait baby apple
  • Crisp belly pork, pickled cucumber, squid ink prawn cracker, yuzu cream cheese
  • Ox tartare, mustard pickle aioli, onion ash, bagel crisp

Fish

  • Salmon tartare cone, sweet red onion crème fraîche, caviar
  • Tuna taco, tequila and smoked avocado guacamole, crispy onions
  • Brown shrimp, summer garden pea pannacotta, sourdough shard

Vegetarian

  • Pea and broad bean pannacotta, lemon goat’s cheese cream, seeded croute
  • Beetroot meringue, Cornish blue cheese mousse, toasted walnuts
  • Botija olive brioche, ewe's milk cheese, radish and cucumber
Cold Canapés
Sweet Canapés

Sweet Canapés

  • Mini lemon tart, meringue kiss
  • Crichton's lollipops – select either chocolate, dried raspberry, macadamia with cranberry, orange sherbet dip or rosemary toffee
  • Spiced panettone, pomegranate molasses and jelly
  • Whipped crème pâtissier vanilla tart, fennel dust
  • Smoked apple jelly shortbread
  • Mini white chocolate orange

Bowl Food

Served Cold

  • Ham hock, garden peas and beans, mint salad, pea shoots, flowers, crispy skin
  • Smoked trout, kipfler potato and avocado, horseradish mayonnaise and pea shoots
  • Buffalo mozzarella, oven roast cherry tomatoes, rocket, mint and beetroot pesto

Served Hot

  • Thai green chicken curry, fragrant rice, crispy shallots, chilli and spring onion
  • Baby Cumberland sausages, roscoff onion gravy and colcannon mustard mash
  • Spring vegetable risotto, shaved asparagus and lemon mascarpone
Bowl Food

Fine Dining

Fine Dining

3 Course Dinner Menu (A)

  • Slow poached salmon, pea shoots, soft herb crème fraiche, caper, shallot & lemon dressing
  • Char-grilled pork fillet, pan fried potato & spring onion cake, buttered cabbage & carrots, peppercorn sauce
  • 'Eton Mess', strawberry & balsamic jelly, whipped cream, crushed meringues, mint powder

3 Course Dinner Menu (B)

  • Smoked mackerel, beetroot remoulade, horseradish cream
  • Roast breast of chicken, summer beans, asparagus, truffle oil & jus
  • Lemon posset, raspberry compote, shortbread biscuit
  • Freshly brewed filter coffee and a selection of teas are served with all menus

3 Course Dinner Menu (C)

  • Grilled goat’s cheese, marinated beetroot, red wine dressing, chicory & watercress salad
  • Braised blade steak, red wine & garlic, fondant potato, swiss chard, cherry tomatoes
  • Layered dark chocolate mousse & fudge brownie, crème fraiche, crystallised orange

3 Course Dinner Menu (Gold)

  • Potted shrimps, red onion & caper aioli, wholemeal melba toasts
  • Trio of Welsh lamb with three-root vegetable mash, purple sprouting broccoli
Or
  • Roast breast of duck, foie gras parcel, red wine jus,
  • French beans, caramelised apple, celeriac puree
  • Chocolate tart, blood orange jelly, bitter orange mousse, hazelnut cream
  • Freshly brewed filter coffee and a selection of teas are served with all menus
3 Course dinner menu

Included in the cost of all dinners is a selection of the following wines, plus coffee and petit fours.
Solas Chardonnay, Laurent Miquel or Wolftrap Red, Boekenhoutskloof - Western Cape

Picnics and snacks

Boxed sandwiches

Boxed Sandwiches for one

  • A selection of hand cut sandwiches,
  • English ham and mustard
  • Rare roast beef, horseradish with watercress
  • Poached salmon, dill mayonnaise
  • Mozzarella, fresh basil and sunblushed tomato pesto
  • A pot of English strawberries with clotted cream

Mezze Platter for two

  • Charcuterie selection
  • English brie and cheddar
  • Hummus
  • Fresh vegetable sticks
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Hand made artisan breads and grissini
  • Roasted vegetables would replace the charcuterie for vegetarians
Mezze platter
lemonsyllabub picnic hamper

Picnic hamper

  • Fine charcuterie, English roast ham, Scotch egg, house made piccalilli
  • Butternut, pine nut and gruyère tart
  • Char-grilled corn-fed chicken supreme, baby leaf salad, flamed red pepper mayonnaise
  • Summer slaw, hispi cabbage, carrot, red onion and fennel
  • Potato salad, cornichon, mustard and dill
  • Hand made artisan bread
  • Lemon and elderflower syllabub
  • Blueberry and almond friand
  • 1 bottle of William Robertson Chenin Blanc or Cape Heights Shiraz

Luxury Picnic Hampers

  • Crab and prawn cocktail, London gin mayonnaise
  • Fine charcuterie, English roast ham, Scotch egg, house made piccalilli
  • Asparagus, summer bean, pea, tarragon and leaf salad
  • Roast vine tomatoes, cannelloni bean salad, black olive dressing
  • Petit Lucques olives
  • Hand made artisan bread
  • Selection of British cheeses
  • Summer berry tart
  • Lemon and elderflower syllabub
  • 1 bottle of William Robertson Chenin Blanc or Cape Heights Shiraz
crab cocktail picnic
Bean vegetarian picnic

Vegetarian Picnic hamper

  • Wild mushroom, spinach and ricotta roll
  • Butternut, pine nut and gruyère tart
  • Roast pepper, orechiette pasta salad, lemon and rocket olive oil
  • Summer slaw, hispi cabbage, carrot, red onion and fennel
  • Potato salad, cornichon, mustard and dill
  • Hand made artisan bread
  • Lemon and elderflower syllabub
  • Blueberry and almond friand
  • 1 bottle of William Robertson Chenin Blanc or Cape Heights Shiraz

Luxury Vegetarian Picnic Hampers

  • Wild mushroom, spinach and ricotta roll, truffled sabayon
  • Butternut, pine nut and gruyère tart
  • Asparagus, summer bean, pea, tarragon and samphire salad
  • Roast vine tomatoes, cannelloni bean salad, black olive dressing
  • Petit Lucques olives
  • Hand made artisan bread
  • Selection of British cheeses
  • Summer berry tart
  • Lemon and elderflower syllabub
  • Hand made chocolate ingots
  • 1 bottle of William Robertson Chenin Blanc or Cape Heights Shiraz
Cheeses Luxury vegetarian picnic


Please be aware that our picnic cool boxes are intended to be taken home and re-used. The containers inside can also be reused a few times. Everything else is compostable.