Miami, Beyrouth, San Paulo, Porto Ercole, Los Angeles and Shanghai. No rest for the wicked!!
Dreams can come true. I remember working in the bar of the Hotel Warwick in 1983. On the menu appeared a cocktail called the" VSOE". That was when I first really became acqainted with the myth of the Venice Simplon Orient Express. The chef of the splendid Hotel Warwick restaurant, Les Couronnes was Christian Bodiguel who very soon was to become the famous Chef of the very same magical train flowing through the past into the present.
We had to know our cocktails and everything ab(...)
I shall enjoy making cocktails in two hotels whilst in Tokyo, both are private events. The Otani Hotel will be a discovery for me whilst the Imperial Hotel is and old favourite. I have smoked a cigar or two with the Head Bartender and having been out with one or two members of the bar team a while ago for some fabulous steaks.
Here is a picture of the Otani whilst the Bar is that of the Imperial.
I hope to tell you more soon.
Its a lovely hotel and having enjoyed working in both its bars its time to make a few more cocktails. But the adventure begins on the 24th February with Cocktails in the Sky. I'll be working with another team of the Air France SAS Cabin crew in the Premier cabin serving delicious Serendipities and other delights. I really can't wait. I always have such a brilliant time.
I had a friend many years ago that had actually worked in both Ritz Hotels. Paris and London. I have always been rather envious. It's quite special to have worked in both of them, now the objective will be achieved. I shall be enjoying a special partnership with John Williams MBE. Executive Chef of the London Ritz over 10 days. John has created a super Menu and I have created drinks that will be served with the 5 dishes. I also hope to have an opportunity to work with Walther Pintus, the Head Ba(...)
Browns was a lovely event. The management were very nice to me and I met some very lovely people. We nearly ran out of cocktails. I was down to my last bottle of Champagne.
I missed Ago Perrone, my friend and his super team at the Connaught, but had to sleep a few hours before teaching in the Cesar Ritz Hotel School in Montreux. There I stayed in the Hotel Majestic, Montreux. The service is impeccable. I can recommend.