When you were a kid, the best thing about Easter (besides stuffing your face with chocolate) was always the Easter egg hunt (and then stuffing your face with chocolate once again). Bubbledogs are bringing back that joy, but with an adult twist, and on the streets of London. The gourmet Champagne and hotdog bar will be hiding 1,000 Champagne-shaped keepsakes and substituting your back garden for the more spacious, albeit far less green, areas of Soho and Fitzrovia to hunt the ‘bottles’ down. These bottles will be hidden high and low, inside and out, tucked away in offices and under bushes, but instead of merely eating your weight in sugar-coated chocolate eggs, the little corkers will earn you a free hotdog at bubbledogs’ Charlotte Street home.
On a mission to reunite signature handmade hotdogs with their rightful partner of grower Champagne, bubbledogs invite guests to bring in their scouted out bubbles in exchange for a choice of dogs from their menu, including the New Yorker, with grilled sauerkraut and caramelised onions, the Mac Daddy with mac ‘n’ cheese and bacon bits, and the José; topped with tomato salsa, avocado, sour cream and pickled jalapenos. Created especially for the Easter weekend, the Welsh Rarebit Dog will take pride of place on the menu, accompanied by homemade Welsh rarebit served with pickled radish. Of course, no trip to bubbledogs would be complete without a glass of something well… bubbly. So Founder and Sommelier Sandia Chang will be on hand with Gaston Chiquet, Jean-Marc Séleque Extra Brut and bubbledogs’ own label, Collin-Guillaume Rosé Brut, to accompany the sweet victory of finding your ‘egg’ (hotdog).
Easter wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate, so taking the place of an Easter egg, bubbledogs have created a Chocolate Dog, made with Jivara chocolate ganache with sweet cinnamon brioche and cherry and banana sauce. Hotdog hunts are our new favourite thing.
Bubbledogs’ Easter hunt will be running from the 14th-17th April, except Easter Sunday
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Written by: Shunayna Vaghela