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Sharing at Hippo

words by niall roeder

Have we lost the art of sharing and caring? When it comes to food at Hippopotamus, we think not. Let them eat cake… and steak and sashimi and cheese.

We look at which dishes are perfect to share.

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High Tea
Ladies, sharing is caring when it comes to High Tea. Neatly cut sandwiches, meticulously detailed French pastries, delicate quiches and other decadent canapés sit there in a tiered tower of opulence waiting to be collectively devoured. There are four tailored High Tea options to suit individual tea preferences, snack preferences and tipple preferences. The hardest part is deciding if you want a Dilmah Elegant Earl Grey or a cheeky glass of Louis Roederer.

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Ah yes, the platter – perfect for those suffering from culinary attention disorder and those prone to tapas. Hippo offers three delicious platters to choose from; Fish, salmon sashimi, seared scallops, salmon rillettes and pickles;

Vegetarian, vegetable sticks, range of dips, cherry tomatoes and baby bocconcini skewer, and vegetarian ravioli; Meat, selection of cured meat, homemade duck liver parfait, with house bread and pickles.

Promenade Dans Les Bois
Carpaccio is always fun to share. It sounds fancy, it tastes fancy and you know what? It is fancy… especially when it’s venison carpaccio. The Hippo version comes with grated beetroot, plum gel, red wine dressing, chocolate shavings, mint sponge, freeze dried plum and beetroot shoots. Fact – the raw meat entrée was named after the Venetian painter, Vittore Carpaccio. Fancy.

Le Roy
Well what do we have here? I’ll tell you what. Prime cut of beef fillet (500-600g), served with sides and sauces for two. And that’s all she wrote.

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Le Majestique Au Beurre Salé Pour Deux
Another beast to share, this dish may have a complicated name, but the concept is simple – matched flavours, perfectly executed. A Hereford rib of beef roasted in thyme butter, roasted pearl potatoes, cauliflower gratin, iceberg lettuce, red wine butter sauce – again for two.

L’assiette De Fromages
Cheese needs no introduction. Like most boards of yellow meat, this selection is very shareable. This beauty consists of three French cheeses served with condiments and homemade bread.

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