A South African favourite, T-bone steak, rooibos cured and smoked salmon and Melktert will feature on menus in Twickenham Stadium’s East Stand venues when they open their doors for the first time as England take on the Springboks on 3 November.
The menus for each of the four Quilter International games will change match by match ahead of games against South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia.
This follows the decision by England Rugby Hospitality’s Executive head chef, Thomas Rhodes, to introduce influences from each of the teams England will face into his dishes.
“We believe the new East Stand venues will set a new standard in hospitality,” said Nils Braude, catering, conference and events director at Twickenham Stadium.
“Each space has been designed to offer a completely unique, modern dining experience and that includes the menus. By introducing influences that represent the opposition England will play in each match, we can ensure that no two days are ever the same, offering something memorable and elevating the experience at Twickenham.”
The star of the show at The Gate, England Rugby’s stylish new chop house, is set to be a 600g dry-aged English T-bone steak. This cut of beef has been selected because it is one of the most popular steak cuts in South Africa. The menu at The Gate also offers guests the chance to try Melktert, a traditional South African sweetened milk tart dessert.
Rooibos cured and smoked salmon will feature on the taster plates served at the sophisticated, members’ club inspired The East Wing. Post-match, guests can experience the fusion of new-world and traditional flavours with Cape Malay Scotch eggs and enjoy a glass of the De Wetshof Estate Limestone Hill Chardonnay, produced in the oldest winemaking area in the Western Cape.
The bustling British Airways Rose Garden will play host to biltong, and Cape Malay pulled pork sliders alongside English favourites slow cooked steak and ale pie, and craft gin battered cod and cyder-powdered chips.
The Rugby Football Union reinvests its profit back into rugby, meaning England Rugby Hospitality experiences in the East Stand venues will not only pair world-class sport with world-class dining, but ultimately support the sport from grassroots clubs to the elite England teams.
The East Wing, The Lock, The Gate and British Airways Rose Garden open their doors on 3rd November when the Quilter Internationals series kicks off at Twickenham Stadium.
Bookings for The East Wing, The Lock, The Gate and British Airways Rose Garden can be made at www.EnglandRugby.com/hospitality.