The Supper Club от Brown’s Hotel: tastes just like at home
Brown's Hotel (London) launches a series of English dinners called The Supper Club. The hotel, which is a part of the largest international hotel chain Rocco Forte Hotels, creates all conditions to make the guests feel at home. Immediately upon arrival guests are immersed in the comfort and intimacy of The Drawing Room, a home away from home on Albemarle Street. Such hoteliers' idea perfectly appeals to those who want to drop in for an informal light dinner of a couple of three dishes or have a cocktail at the end of the working day as a "therapy".
Michelin chef Adam Byatt has created a special menu featuring British delicacies: Delicate soft-boiled eggs with toasted black caviar; the traditional appetizer "Devils on Horses" (cheese-stuffed prunes in bacon baked to a crisp); a creamy "Arnold Bennett Omelet" (the recipe was invented by the Savoy Hotel chef for the English writer Arnold Bennett; later an omelet souffle was named after him); Welsh-style croutons and much more. Mixologist Federico Pavan is responsible for the cocktails, including Bloody Bull Shots, Bloody Mary, Gin IT and Pimms with seasonal fruit on the bar list.
Brown's Hotel chef justified his choice of menu this way: "The new concept may come as a bit of a surprise to some of the regulars. The new menu is inspired by the classic British snacks that are best served in the evening: pancakes, custard pies and lots of melted cheese.
"Our goal is to create a space in the heart of Brown's where Mayfair residents and Londoners feel at home; to make it a place you want to go even when you don't want to go out at all," said Lydia Forte, director of restaurant services at Rocco Forte Hotels, about the strategic concept.
Thursday through Saturday, the Drawing Room hosts jazz evenings. Live jazz musicians playing light background compositions and the muffled sound of voices create the perfect atmosphere for a pleasant conversation, a game of backgammon and scrabble or an evening spent alone in a soft chair reading the newspaper or your favorite book.
The Supper Club is open Wednesday through Saturday from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
And every Sunday, Brown's guests can listen to Le Caprice and Chelsea Arts Club resident saxophonist Greg Davis.
Brown's Hotel, an elegant five-star luxury hotel that opened its doors in London in 1837, is located in the heart of the aristocratic Mayfair district. In its 185 years of existence the hotel has accommodated many royalty, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle and other famous writers, as well as Oscar Award winners, musicians, scientists, researchers and politicians. The hotel walls remember the first phone call, which in the late 19th century was demonstrated here by Alexander Bell. Today's hotel guests, like Lawrence of Arabia and George Orwell once did, can take part in a tea ceremony in the room where Franklin Roosevelt and his wife spent their honeymoon. The hotel's brilliant past has made the English Tea Room one of the most famous in the city. The sophisticated and elegant atmosphere of Brown's Hotel inspired Agatha Christie to write one of the novels in the Miss Marple series, The Bertram Hotel.
Hurry up to become a guest of Brown's Hotel! We are sure that you will keep this trip in your memory and heart for a long time!
Author: Moldir Adamzhan
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