Mauro Colagreco’s Saison to host citrus festival pop-up

Saison, Mauro Colagreco’s new Mediterranean restaurant at Raffles London The OWO, will host its very own Citrus Festival, inspired by the Fête du Citron celebrated in Menton, the French home of Colagreco’s three Michelin-starred restaurant, Mirazur.

Running from 19th February to 3rd March, the Citrus Festival will bring this tradition to Saison, with a menu of special dishes and drinks that will bring a little sunshine to the Raffles London at The OWO restaurant. Starters include Orkney Scallop with blood orange, Cedrat lemon, watercress, tardivo and dill, and London Burrata with citrus, kumquat vinaigrette, coriander seeds, basil and pistachios. These are followed by mains such as Cornish Chicken, that has been spit-roasted with lemon and served with taggiascha olive, winter leaves, caramelised lemons, and Wild Sea Bass, with artichoke mousseline, capers, olives and a citrus sauce vierge.

Desserts include a Tarte au Citron, made with the famed Menton lemon and sablé Breton, while a special drinks menu will include a Sgroppino, made with prosecco, citron sorbet and kumquat, and a Carnival Spritz, featuring gin, elderflower, soda and a Menton lemon sherbet. To finish the meal, diners can enjoy a Mentoncello, a limoncello made in-house at Raffles London at The OWO using lemons sourced from Menton.

Diners can also expect the Saison dining room – channelling a Mediterranean courtyard with its glass ceiling, trees and trellises – to be transformed with citrus decorations gracing its tables.

The Citrus Festival is the first event to come to Saison, which opened at Raffles London at The OWO in October 2023. Mauro Colagreco’s fresh take on Riviera cuisine showcases seasonal ingredients curated with Mediterranean simplicity, with menus available across breakfast, lunch and dinner.