The only relationship between underwear and food we can think of is unzipping our jeans after the final mouthful of a particularly indulgent meal – until now. If you haven’t heard about it, the V&A Museum is currently showing an exhibition all about what lies beneath; Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear, on until March 2017. The exhibition reveals the relationship between lingerie and fashion, sponsored by luxury underwear label Agent Provocateur. If walking around a museum has you working up an appetite (and when does it not?), leaving you in need of something equally as tasteful (or tasty) then skip the museum cafe – there’s a Michelin starred restaurant within walking distance and it’s much more reasonable than you may think.
The latest the recent trend for exhibition and restaurant packages, tickets to the exhibition and a two course meal at Launceston Place is a tried and tested way to get more bang for your buck. After seeing the selection of delicates on display at the V&A, you can continue the delicacies with a fine dining lunch or dinner; two courses and a ticket to the exhibition for just £35 per person – the exhibition ticket alone is worth £12 so it’s a no brainer. Just to convince you a little bit more, you can expect a menu with pea mojito, watermelon and burrata to start, followed by pork iberico loin with rainbow carrot and green curry or cod with clams, pesto and apricot. The deal includes two courses so pick between a starter or dessert – as tempting as the starters sound, we can’t resist the decadently named dark chocolate nemesis with berries and almonds. Or what about the slightly lighter strawberry, rage, mango and crispy nuts? Just make sure you wear roomy clothing; underwear should only been seen in the exhibition.
Two course lunch at Launceston Place and tickets to Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the V&A Museum is available until 9th September. To book, call the restaurant on 020 7937 6912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ‘Undressed Offer’.
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