Advent Calendar tables
To celebrate the festive season, Andaz Liverpool Street hotel hascollaborated with designer Eyal Burstein of Beta Tank to create a collection of advent calendar-inspired tables. For each day of December in the lead up to Christmas Day, a new treat made by the Andaz pastry chef will be revealed from a tea cup or trinket on the table and served to guests with drinks. ‘Christmas is a special time of year at the Hotel and the advent table captures the essence of the season – generosity, warmth and unity,” said Arnaud de Saint Exupéry, Andaz Liverpool Street general manager. Throughout December, Andaz will also offer the Andaz Advent Afternoon Tea, including mulled wine and a selection of pastries which will be featured as daily treats on the advent sharing table.
Boutique hotel Dukes London is launching a new concept, offering ‘Duchess Rooms’, a discreet service tailored to female business and leisure guests. To ensure female guests enjoy their experience at Dukes London from check in, Duchess Rooms are prepared with a selection of feminine amenities including a personal welcome card from the female General Manager Debrah Dhugga, a female room attendant, makeup mirror, hair dryer and styling accessories. ‘Duchess Rooms’ start from £265 per room per night excluding VAT.
Five Gold Rings
Vista at The Trafalgar, London, has launched the Five Gold Rings menu, which will run throughout December. The rooftop bar’s menu features three cocktails and two dishes, all topped with ’24 carat gold’. The cocktail selection Includes Golden Winter (Goslings black rum, angostura bitters, cranberry, fresh blackberries, Creme de Mure, garnished with gold leaf), Gold Desire (Southern Comfort, Amaretto, champagne, real gold flakes), Golden Sprinter (Vodka Zubrowka, apple schnapps, vanilla, real gold leaf) and from the kitchen, Gold Scotch Smoked Salmon (with shaved fennel, caper berries) and Gold Chocolate Indulge (dark chocolate alcazar, chocolate sauce and brandy snaps).
On Tuesday 20 December, the heated terrace at Bentley’s Oyster & Grill, owned by Richard Corrigan, will host a cigar tutorial in conjunction with the Cigar Smokers Club and Laphroaig whisky. As a keen cigar smoker himself, Richard Corrigan will host the event which will take place monthly throughout 2012. The event will stage an expert from the Cigar Club offering guests an insight into why the two smoky treats work so well together. Tickets are available at £35 and will include a dram of Laphroaig whiskies. The tasting will run from 18:30 to 20:00 and guests are welcome to stay for dinner or remain on the terrace for drinks once the event has finished.