"On Her Majesty's Service" Celebrating The Diamond Jubilee at Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill
LONDON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, one of the most luxurious 5 star hotels in London, will be celebrating The Queen's Diamond Jubilee through a number of engaging experiences. The façade has been decked out in over 750 Union flags to create an eye-catching display welcoming guests from all over the world to the West End Hotel. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique Jubilee Set Menu created by an ex-Royal Chef, Meryvn Wycherley, and taste luxurious cocktails representing each of the decades that The Queen has reigned.
Jubilee Set Menu
Executive Chef Lars Windfuhr and his team have worked with ex-Royal Chef Mervyn Wycherley on a truly regal set menu for all guests visiting The Montagu. Chef Mervyn worked for the Royal Household between 1972 and 1995 and during this period travelled all over the world with the Royal Family. The Jubilee Set Menu has been created with H.M. The Queen in mind and Mervyn has worked with the team at The Montagu to produce a number of dishes that were originally served in Buckingham Palace, Sandringham House and in particular, on H.M. The Queen's beloved H.M.Y. Britannia. The dishes include such French classics as: Oeufs Pochés à l'Ecossaise, which was served at Buckingham Palace on 17 November 1977; Côteletts d'Agneau à la Menthe avec Les Legumes, which was served on H.M.Y. Britannia (moored off Philadelphia) on 6 July 1976; and Soufflé Glacé aux Framboises, served at the State Banquet in honour of King Khaled of Saudi Arabia on 9 June 1981.
With a nod to Her Majesty's people, the Jubilee Set menu is priced at just £20 for a two-course lunch and £25 for a three-course lunch (including half a bottle of wine) and £22 and £27 for two- and three-course dinner respectively in the evening. The Jubilee Set Menu is available from Wednesday 23 May to Thursday 7 June 2012.
Celebrating 60 Years on the throne
As part of the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee, the team at The Churchill Bar are offering a selection of iconic cocktails to represent every decade of Her Majesty's reign. Each cocktail uses niche, premium quality spirits to bring out the unique flavours of the drink and each cocktail will be presented with an individual card highlighting key achievements, events or happenings of each decade
1950s - Daiquiri with Brugal Rum 1888, Lime and Sugar Syrup.
The 1950s saw the birth of the Cocktail Hour. The fun of shaking, stirring and garnishing a drink added to the glamour of the decade. Cocktails were daring with fruit flavours disguising the high alcohol content. This era was all about the appearance of innocence.
1960s - Vesper with Sacred Gin, Stolichnaya Elit and Lillet Blanc.
As James Bond said in Casino Royale "I never have more than one drink before dinner, but I do like it to be large and very strong and very cold and very well made." In 1962 the first Bond film 'Dr No' opened with Sean Connery as the spy with style. His cocktail of choice - Vodka Martini "shaken, not stirred".
1970s - Pina Colada with Plantation Rum, Pineapple Juice, Coconut Cream and Cream.
The 1970s saw a fashion for exotic drinks. The Pina Colada recipe travelled from Puerto Rico and found a home among drinkers seeking a cocktail that reminded them of exotic, far-away places.
1980s - Sex on the Beach with Peach Schnapps, Chambord Liqueur, Belvedere Vodka, Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice and Lemon Juice.
"A man will always be judged by the amount of alcohol he can consume, and a woman will be impressed, whether she likes it or not." So claimed Doug Coughlin in the classic 1980s film 'Cocktail'. The young bartender Ted Pizio served this cocktail for the first time at Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
1990s - Cosmopolitan with Chase Vodka, Cointreau, Cranberry Juice and Lime Juice.
One of the most popular cocktails ever thanks to the TV series Sex and the City. As millions of women around the world shared their achievements and dreams, loves and losses, the Cosmo became a classic.
2000s - Mojito with Zacapa 23 Rum, Mint Leaves, Lime Juice and Soda Water Sugar.
Who would have thought that a cocktail inspired by the extraordinary explorer, Sir Francis Drake in the 16th century would become a symbol of civilised drinking in the 21st century?
Available until the end of September, these iconic cocktails are priced at £12 each and are served in
The Churchill Bar from 1:00 pm to 2 :00am every day. (6:00pm to 1:00am on Sundays)
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Chef Mervyn worked for the Royal Household between 1972 and 1995 and during this period travelled all over the world with the Royal Family. He worked in HM The Queen's Household from 1972 until 1981 whereupon he joined the Prince of Wales household as Head Chef. He looked after the Prince and Princess of Wales until 1995. He currently runs Retro Catering, based at Westminster Boating Base, children's sailing charity.
Jubilee Set Menu
The Jubilee Set Men is served Monday to Saturday between 12:00 and 3:00pm and Monday to Sunday between 6:00pm and 10:45pm. For reservations please call 020 7299 2037 or email: email@example.com.
The Churchill Bar
The Churchill Bar offers guests a traditionally British setting to relax and enjoy a wide-range of cocktails, wines and whiskeys. The decor and ambience is reflective of a private British retreat, with warm wood panelling, rich fabrics and distinctive features. Photographs and illustrations of Sir Winston Churchill adorn the walls. The drinks list includes 80 different varieties of whiskeys, 15 different cigars and a large selection of cocktails. Cigars are available for sale, but can no longer be smoked in the bar. Guests can enjoy live music between 7.00 pm and 1.00 am, Tuesday - Saturday.
About Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill
Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill is conveniently located in the heart of London's West End with views over the charming gardens of Portman Square. With 434 well-appointed guest rooms and suites and featuring 12 intimate and large meeting spaces, Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill offers a full range of services tailored to serve the needs of business and leisure travellers. Dining options include 'seasonal' dishes in The Montagu and award-winning Italian cuisine at Locanda Locatelli. Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill enables all guests, whether they are travelling to work, unwind or gather in celebration, to leave feeling productive and revitalised.
For more information, please visit london.churchill.hyatt.com. From the UK reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide can be made by calling 0845-888-1234 or logging onto hyatt.com.
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