Prepare to loosen your belts folks, Pancake Day is almost upon us and boy are we flipping stoked. Whether you’re eating out, making your own or serving a crowd, we hope you plan on pigging out for breakfast, lunch & dinner on these golden fluffy delights. Working in a Restaurant PR in London, we’re here to give you some tips on how to best profit from this nationwide celebration.
Why do we celebrate it?
Pancake Day, a.k.a Shrove Tuesday, falls 47 days before Easter every year, preceding Ash Wednesday. The name Shrove Tuesday comes from ‘shrive’, meaning absolution for sins by doing penance resulting in the tradition of Christians trying to be ‘shriven’ before Lent. Christians would go to Confession and admit their sins to a priest. A bell known as the ‘pancake bell’ was rung to call them to Confession! In America, they call it Mardi Gras which translated into English means ‘Fat Tuesday.’ A fitting name for a day on which we all most likely gain a fair few pounds! Thus, Pancake Day was born – the perfect recipe to use up all fatty ingredients like eggs, milk and sugar before the dreaded 40 days of fasting begins- Lent.
Where to celebrate Pancake Day in London
The big question is – where in London should you go chow down on pancakes? Here’s Me:Mo’s restaurant PR London round-up to guide you through pancake heaven:
The UK’s leading crêpe concept Crêpeaffaire and its mascot Crêpeman will be hosting a pancake tossing competition with an aim to try and beat the world record of the most pancake tosses in a minute. Guests at Crêpeaffaire, Spitalfields will face the challenge of beating the current record of 140 flips in 60 seconds held by Australian chef Brad Jolly. And it doesn’t stop there, not only is there a world record up for grabs, Crêpeaffaire will also be rewarding the lucky winner with the grand prize of free crêpes for a whole year – Holy Crêpe!
Jackson + Rye, multiple locations
There’s no question that New York style brasserie, Jackson + Rye will satisfy your cravings with their buttermilk style pancakes. And if you can’t make it for breakfast, fear not, they’ll be serving them up ALL DAY LONG! What’s more, as restaurant PR London experts, we are running a competition on social media, offering 10 lucky guests their pancakes for free! Enter HERE
Limeyard, multiple locations
Last but not by no means least, all-day California kitchen Limeyard will be serving up a storm on Tuesday. With unlimited pancakes for all the kids, a build your own menu with three incredible toppings, as well as pancake races, this is going to be a shrove-tastic affair! It doesn’t stop there, Limeyard are offering 10 lucky winners bottomless create your own pancakes on the house! Enter HERE
Restaurant PR London agency Me:Mo Interactive’s Pancake Day guide 2018! Over and out.