Pancake Day

Tuesday 25 February 

Pancake day or Shrove Tuesday will always fall 47 days before Easter. This day got its name from Christians traditions. Before Lent, every Christians wished to be 'shriven', meaning that they would try to get absolution for their sins by doing penance. They would go to Confession, where they would confess their sins to a priest and ask for absolution. A bell would ring to call them to Confession, and was called the 'pancake bell'. The bell still rings today.

 In the US, we call it Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday in French. This is mainly because all the fatty foods need to be eaten before Lent. The ideas were for families to clear out their cupboards from fattening foods, so they aren't in their house during Lent and are not tempted to break the fasting season.

Each ingredient represents one of the four pillars of the faith. Eggs for creation, flour for sustenance or for the staff of life, salt for wholesomeness and milk for purity.

At the VSC, we take Pancake Day very seriously and this is why our chefs prepared a delicious recipe available to our members only!  

Join us in The Grill and be prepared to stuff your face with a mountain of pancakes! 

Pancakes will be on at breakfast as a special and on at lunch & dinner as a special dessert with Lemon, Sugar, Strawberry Jam and a Ball of Vanilla Ice Cream!

To book a table in one of our restaurants, please contact the catering team: 

Tel: 0207 616 8351

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