Ritz London Pays Tribute to Faberge’s Imperial Mosaic Egg with Three-Course Lunch

By Paul Joseph

The Ritz London, one of the capital’s most prestigious hotels, is serving up a lavish tribute to Faberge’s Imperial Mosaic Egg at its acclaimed fine dining restaurant.

Fashioned with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, topazes, quartz, sapphires and garnets and an extra border of pearls and large diamonds alongside a gemstone setting, the bejewelled Imperial Mosaic Egg was a gift from Tsar Nicholas II to his wife Alexandra in 1914.

Now the Ritz has re-created the magic of the mosaic egg with a grand three-course Easter meal. Conceptualised by executive chef John Williams, with wine pairings selected by head sommelier Giovanni Ferlito, the sumptuous spread will include the Eggs Fabergé, inspired by the iconic Mosaic Egg.

It will feature a soft-boiled quail’s egg encased in lobster mousseline and decorated with gems made out of aubergine, courgette and heritage carrot set out on a plate of pasta.

The spread will serve 10 guests at a time and will also include lamb with wild garlic, asparagus and morels and a hazelnut mousse with a Toscano nut brown cremeux, all served alongside a selection of fine wines.

Guests will also receive a limited edition menu card signed by Williams and Sarah Fabergé, the great-granddaughter of Fabergé’s founder.

The cost of the three-course meal by Ritz London has not yet been confirmed.

By Paul Joseph