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Apres.....

 

Welcome to Après...
As the winter party season begins, the slopes of Chamonix and Val d’Isère hold hypnotic appeal for many of us. Breathtaking scenery, sumptuous food and superior wines go hand-in-hand with boisterous entertainment, rowdy revellers and sporting endeavour. This year at Battersea Evolution join us on your chosen night for an unforgettable evening of Après Ski, where a non-stop party of off-piste revelling is guaranteed; an electrifying blend of ice cool glamour and red hot groove set in the exquisite surrounding of a breathtaking alpine winter wonderland….

As you sweep into the beautiful surroundings of Battersea Park, the magnificent glass frontage of the new Battersea Evolution structure glistens like an ice palace, as thousands of fairy lights draped on beautifully dressed trees illuminate its soaring ceiling. Having disposed of your hats and coats, you are beckoned to enter a surreal, iridescent tunnel of ice, lit magically in frosty violets and blues....

Your heartbeat instantly rises and you feel the atmosphere suddenly change tempo as you emerge from the ice tunnel at the heart of our bustling, energetic ‘Après’ bar where the party really starts and the drink and banter flow. Multiple themed bars are situated on both the ground floor and the upper level of the new split-level bar from where you admire panoramic views of the Park in all its winter glory or look out through a frosted silver voile, over the dining area which lies in wait of great food and great company.

As you and your friends marvel at the breathtaking vision of lithe costumed skaters as they spin and twirl on the icy frozen lake, you sample one of the many flavoured shots that hang above one of the themed bars. Enjoy a glass of Champagne from the frosted champagne and cocktail bar or some exquisite canapés by the warmth of the huge central fireplace which dominates the heart of the bar and casts a welcoming glow throughout. Raucous music, lively bar dancers, poi twirlers and fire eaters also “up” the temperature; re-creating the noisy, bustling atmosphere of many an Alpine bar. As you chat and mingle with friends and colleagues in the bar, dinner is called....

....Beneath the bar lies the fantastical vista of an indigo-blue frozen lake surrounded by glistening snow-topped fir trees - an enchanting atmosphere in which to begin your Christmas celebrations.

A lavish, freshly prepared menu is served at beautifully decorated tables which appear to shimmer and sparkle under a layer of glittering frost. Succulent meats, tasty vegetables, warm breads and inspired desserts pay homage to the cuisine and fine wines served in only the most elite ski resorts! As the food and drink flow, entertainers take to the dance floor to raise the tempo once more; Skaters whirl across the blue frozen lake; aerial acts swing from the starlit ceiling and dancers and acrobats fill the floor with a seething mass of energy and verve.
As dinner comes to an end, the real party lies in wait; our superb DJ beckons you to the stunning under-lit dance floor for a night of non-stop party music and dancing. The performers pour into the audience and continue to dance with such abandon that no-one can remain unaffected as they gesture willing participants to join them to dance the night away!.......

....For those that prefer not to go straight to the floor, there are a multitude of treats, indulgences and delights to pursue instead. The adrenalin junkies venture on to the dodgems for some high spirited fun or compete on our Snowboard Simulators whilst downing shots from a spectacular hand carved Vodka luge. For those with more refined tastes, the giant Swiss Chocolate Fountain is a must, perhaps followed with a specially mixed cocktail from our magnificent Ice Bar whilst trying your hand at one of the Casino tables. This year’s Glamour Zone has a distinct Alpine influence; offering you the chance to sparkle like an ice Queen with diamante bindi’s; silver eyelashes; glittering body spray and luminescent lipstick. As the evening accelerates in pace and the music shows no sign of slowing down, Dodgem Cars whiz around while cannons explode over the dance floor showering it with a deluge of streamers and wild colours of confetti.

For those who have experienced the atmosphere of Après Ski before, be prepared for your finest and most memorable moments to be re-lived. For those Après Ski virgins….. be prepared for Après to take you breath away well into 2008!


WHATS INCLUDED
Spectacular 'Apres' theming throughout the stunning venue
Breathtaking & Exhilarating entertainment by Professional dancers, Skaters, Bar dancers, Poi twirlers, Acrobats, Trapeze Artists and Fire eaters.
Sumptuous 4-course Menu prepared daily by a team of top chefs
After dinner Disco & Professional DJ
Undercover Dodgem Cars
Swiss Chocolate Fountain
Casino Tables including Blackjack, Roulette & Texan Poker (2)
Glamour Zone (1) (silver eyelashes, glitter hairspray, jewelled tattoos, vivid hair extensions, diamante bindi's, authentic temporary tattooists)
Apres Cocktail & Champagne Bar (1)
Also....
Onsite Car Parking
Cloakroom facilities
Full Disabled access
Black Cab Rank from 11pm
(1) These items are optional and are not included within the ticket price
(2) Fun Casino - all profits are donated to a chosen charity

Please Note: Some of the above elements may be subject to change and an additional charge Departure time/ locations

Times
18:30 Venue opens
19:00 Canapes served
20:00 Dinner is served
22:00 Disco & after dinner entertainment commences
01:00 Bar closes
01:30 Venue closes
Please note timings are subject to licensing
Location: Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

XMAS MENU

Canapé reception
Hot melting raclette cheese served in the room on seasoned bagette
Whole parma ham served on the stand and carved
onto herb ciabatta
Shots of hot winter pimms
Shots of spiced parsnip soup topped with parsnip crisps
Lime and chilli rosti potato topped with smoked salmon with
crème fraiche and chives
Sticky roast belly of pork served with shallot and
sage stuffing and apple sauce
Thai scented candy floss served on skewers
Baby hotdogs served in a bun with roasted onions and mustard
Balsamic and rosemary roasted new potatoes filled with a
tomato and aubergine relish
Smoked chicken and papaya salad with roasted red pepper mayonnaise served on toasted cinnamon and sultana brioche
Starter a) Sesame roasted salmon fillet glazed with Soya honey ginger and chilli with a vegetable coriander and mango salad in crisp filo served with red pepper and balsamic dressing
Starter b) Crispy polenta and coriander tart filled with black truffle potato, pumpkin and asparagus salad bound in a light crème fraiche and served with gaspachio sauce (v)
Main a) Herb roast breast of corn fed chicken, filled with a lemon and thyme stuffing served with creamed potato and parsnip mash , honey roasted carrots and leeks, with a marsala wine sauce finished with cream
Main b) Lentil and artichoke gateau, filled with spinach squash and sun blushed tomatoes, served on a celeriac and potato rosti with a basil rocket and caper sauce (v)
A Trio of Dessert;
Honeycomb and white chocolate iced parfait
Glazed lemon and lime citrus tart
Baileys cream with peanut crunch
Fresh ground Lavazza coffee and rich rum truffles
Please note you will need to advise us of your starter and main choice 8 weeks prior to the event date.

Special instructions
Dress Code: Jacket and tie preferred. Jeans, T-shirts & trainers are not permitted.
Group Size: Minimum 8 people

Please note you will need to advise us of your starter and main course choices 8 weeks prior to the event date.

All pictures are for illustration purposes only and do not necessarily represent the event.

Special directions
Battersea Evolution (formerly Battersea Park Events Arena) is located in Battersea Park, London (Post Code SW11 4NJ). Entry to the venue is from the Chelsea Bridge entrance to the Park.
Nearest Tube: Sloane Square

Please contact us for available dates and prices……