Las Iguanas throw open the doors of their latest restaurant on 31st October, bringing a fiesta of delicious Latino flavours to Chelmsford in Essex.
Las Iguanas takes up residence in the exciting new Bond Street retail and leisure development, alongside John Lewis and Everyman Cinema. The vibrant restaurant décor takes its inspiration from the team’s most recent travels in South America with double height windows overlooking the river, a quirky island bar, cheerful yellow shutters and ornate woodwork doors. Both the decoration and the food showcases the tropical flavours and colours of Rio providing an invigorating space where guests can relax in comfy booths against a backdrop of sunshine shades of yellow, sky blue and turquoise, whilst they admire the big bold graphics dancing across the walls inspired by street art in Buenos Aires.
The menu at Las Iguanas is carefully developed by a team of passionate foodies, discovering unique flavour blends and inspiring recipes from across Latin America, and bringing them life through high quality, fresh ingredients. The new winter menu additions are no exception – colourful new Taco Planks offer five fresh fusions to top a classic tortilla, whilst Corn & Habanero Fritters are set to spice-up the Tapas menu with a sticky chilli jam to rival the winter heat of Rio. Alongside these, a dish for sea-food lovers makes a comeback onto the mains menu; Sea Bass, Crab & Prawn on a bed of aromatic herbs.
Punctuating your journey through Latin America with an addition to the puddings is the new Kahlua Chocolate Cortado, where layer upon layer of deliciousness in a pot tempts with condensed milk and chocolate and coffee liqueur, topped with the Brazilian classic dulce de leche, waiting to be dipped by a cinnamon sugar-dusted churro – sweet indulgence to warm up winter.
And that’s not all; Las Iguanas are 25 this year and the birthday celebrations continue with ‘two-for-one’ on 25 cocktails all year round, to get you in that party spirit. Guests can sample the tastes of Brazil with a Caipirinha or two, made from Las Iguana’s very own Magnifica Cachaça made in sugar cane fields just outside of Rio. Guests are sure to be spoilt for choice with brand new cocktail choices including ‘Watermelon Margarita’ mixing Olmeca Tequila, watermelon and lime, and ‘Yuzu Samba’ that combines Las Iguanas Magnifica Cachaça with Yuzu, pineapple and lime. If you really want to get the party started, why not bring plenty of friends and try the sharing cocktails served up in big glass skulls and kitsch pineapples!
So spice up your winter and head down to Las Iguanas Chelmsford, where you are sure to find a reason to celebrate!