The Savoy is truly a London institute! For years we’ve been enjoying delicious cocktails at the legendary American Bar but last night we thought we’d give the Beaufort Bar a go, coincidently on their fourth anniversary, we were told the bar launched four years ago on 10.10.10 at 10 past 10, how cool is that!
Equally impressive and opulent as the American bar, Beaufort Bar has just launched a pop up cocktail menu that promises to push boundaries of cocktail making, imagination and design and we were super excited to make our debut and check it out.
The brainchild of award-winning Head Bartender Chris Moore, The Beaufort Bar’s new menu takes the form of a limited edition pop-up book. Featuring beautifully hand-drawn illustrations drawn by Joe Wilson, each exquisitely crafted cocktail tells its own unique story. Inspired by far-flung parts of the world and famous faces the menu travels from light and takes guests on a tactile and pictorial journey that tantalises the taste-buds and inspires the senses.
As we are huge fans of fizz we tried the Pear & Liquorice Bellini and the Impressionist, the first was served with a pearl garnish and the latter was dedicated to Claude Monet and was served with a smoking rose, very dramatic but nicely done!
We finished our cocktail journey with a very potent Coco Chanel inspired cocktail called Coco. One of Coco’s favourite tipple was champagne much like ourselves so we were intrigued to see what this cocktail would present. The ingredients were a concoction of Grey Goose infused with rose and jasmine, Lillet Blanc, Chateauneuf du Pape (a type of red wine and another one of her favourites) and Blackberry Reduction, Moët & Chandon 2004. Served in an 1890’s wine glass and garnished with jasmine and rose tea spray and black sugar/chocolate pearls presented in a small caviar tin. This looked extremely sophisticated and the chocolate pearls were a classy touch.
With more time and stamina, we’d have happily gone through other intriguing and exciting cocktails on offer at this stylish art deco bar, others that caught our eye included the Pomello and White Pepper Gimlet, Embankment Gardens and Pan American Highway but this just gives us a good excuse to go back soon and feel classy and fabulous again whilst sipping more delicious drinks in this elegant bar…
The limited edition menu, of which there are only 1000 copies, is a piece of artwork in its own right. Each numbered edition can be bought for £50 from Savoy Tea or the Beaufort Bar itself and makes the ideal gift for both cocktail aficionados and design lovers
Watch the video here: