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.

Click here for 2018 programme and packages or continue reading to view sample menus.

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

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Canapés

Hot Canapés

Hot Canapés

Meat

  • Roasted Label Anglais chicken, basil, prosciutto and white peach
  • Lamb belly confit, parmesan crumb, mint paloise, mint crisp
  • Fillet of beef, triple cooked chip, watercress powder, béarnaise

Fish

  • Salt cod fritter, habanero and coriander salsa
  • Juniper cured salmon skewer, smoking kilner jar, apple aioli
  • Cajun spiced prawn, bourbon crème fraîche pipette

Vegetarian

  • Artichoke and truffle cigarillo, soy foam
  • Wild mushroom stuffed baby brioche and hollandaise
  • Courgette, red pepper and feta muffin, green olive tapenade

Cold Canapés

Meat

  • Chicken, baby leek and pistachio terrine, toasted sourdough and pickled grape relish
  • Pink lamb, apple kimchi, labneh and beetroot blini
  • Blow torched fillet of Angus beef, shallot marmalade, radish and pancake

Fish

  • Ceviche of sea bass, lime, vodka caviar and toasted quinoa
  • Poppy seed and horseradish macaroon, smoked salmon and cream cheese
  • Prawns, lime and blood orange mayonnaise in a cone

Vegetarian

  • Rosemary shortbread, green olive tapenade and chive cream
  • Summer truffle and wild mushroom toast, pickled radish
  • Potato crisp, somked crème fraiche and wild rocket
Cold Canapés
Sweet Canapés

Sweet Canapés

  • Strawberry cream, orange crumble and mascarpone
  • Roasted pineapple, salted butter caramel and almond crumble
  • Gooseberry and elderflower jelly, pistachio sponge
  • Blueberry clafoutis, damson crème fraiche
  • Eton Mess meringue, strawberry and mint syrup
  • Apricot and white chocolate bombe

Bowl Food

Served Cold

  • Chicken salad, summer peas and beans, shaved parmesan, lettuce hearts and silver anchovies
  • Fresh tuna Nicoise, yellow and Barlotti beans, blistered cherry tomatoes, olive tapenade, soft quail’s egg
  • Goat’s cheese, beluga lentil and pomegranate salad, rocket and pumpkin seed brittle

Served Hot

  • Chicken and veal meat balls, pickled cucumber, lingonberry jelly and gravy
  • Crichton’s salmon, haddock and prawn fish pie, lemon rösti crisp
  • Thai red curry, okra and green bean tempura, steamed Jasmine rice
Bowl Food

Fine Dining

Fine Dining

3 Course Dinner Menu (A)

  • Smoked Scottish salmon, lemon & soda bread
  • Roast breast of chicken, allspice, lemon, corn succotash, summer beans & grilled sweet potatoes
  • Rich chocolate cake orange, mint, cardamom & almond

3 Course Dinner Menu (B)

  • Duck liver parfait & balsamic plum chutney
  • Roast leg of lamb, mint béarnaise, courgette, olive tomato and basil cannelloni, cipollini onions & orzo
  • Blackcurrant clafoutis & lemon verbena cream

3 Course Dinner Menu (C)

  • Ham hock terrine & chicory and peach salad
  • Braised short rib of beef, crispy onions, crushed carrots, leeks, capers, mustard, fondant potato
  • Passion fruit tart & crème fraiche

3 Course Dinner Menu (Gold)

  • Seafood cocktail, apple, cucumber & elderflower
  • Pancetta wrapped rare breed pork fillet, gooseberry relish, grilled artichoke, sugar snap, asparagus & sage rosti
Or
  • Pistachio and coriander stuffed roast quail,
  • apricot, lemon confit fennel, rocket & wild rice
  • Rhubarb and rose trifle & ginger crumb
  • Freshly brewed filter coffee and a selection of teas are served with all menus
3 Course dinner menu

Vegetarian Options

Starter

  • Mozzarella, heritage tomato salad,
  • black olive & parmesan crisp (V)
Or
  • Apple balsamic marinated beetroot,
  • feta, baby leaves & truffle dressing (V)

Main course

  • Baked aubergine and courgette tian, sun dried tomato pesto,
  • summer beans, peas, asparagus, quinoa, alfalfa & mint
Or
  • Mushroom and spinach Wellington, olive oil hollandaise,
  • salt baked carrots, cauliflower couscous & minted pea puree (V)
Vegetarian Options

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

  • Honey and miso glazed chicken breast and walnut relish
  • Leek and Stilton flamiche
  • Prawns, Camargue red rice, quinoa, butternut squash and almonds
  • Beetroot, carrots, oregano and date syrup dressing
  • Summer broccoli, rocket, baby spinach, lettuce hearts and whole grain mustard dressing
  • Hand made artisan bread
  • Gooseberry fool
  • White chocolate dipped shortbread
  • 1 bottle of William Robertson Chenin Blanc or Cape Heights Shiraz

Luxury Picnic Hampers

  • Smoked Scottish salmon, lemon and capers
  • Rare roast beef, pickled roast onions and dijonnaise cream
  • Salt baked beetroot, carrot and leaf salad, raspberry dressing
  • New potatoes, asparagus, cucumber, peas, beans and tarragon
  • Hand made artisan bread
  • Selection of British cheeses
  • Passion fruit tart
  • Gooseberry fool and shortbread crumble
  • Handmade chocolates
  • 1 bottle of William Robertson Chenin Blanc or Cape Heights Shiraz
crab cocktail picnic
Bean vegetarian picnic

Vegetarian Picnic hamper

  • Basil, pine nut and freekeh roasted Portobello mushrooms
  • Leek and Stilton flamiche
  • Camargue red rice, quinoa, butternut squash and almonds
  • Beetroot, carrots, oregano and date syrup dressing
  • Summer broccoli, rocket, baby spinach, lettuce hearts and whole grain mustard dressing
  • Hand made artisan bread
  • Gooseberry fool
  • White chocolate dipped shortbread
  • 1 bottle of William Robertson Chenin Blanc or Cape Heights Shiraz

Luxury Vegetarian Picnic Hampers

  • Leek and Stilton flamiche
  • Baked peppers stuffed with feta, artichoke hearts, tomato, olives and pine nuts
  • Salt baked beetroot, carrot and leaf salad, raspberry dressing
  • New potatoes, asparagus, cucumber, peas, beans and tarragon
  • Hand made artisan bread
  • Selection of British cheeses
  • Passion fruit tart
  • Gooseberry fool and shortbread crumble
  • Handmade chocolates
  • 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.