Last night Fairmont invited guests to sample their new global cocktail menu: Classics. Perfected. at the suitably grand River Bar at the Savoy.
For the first time, Fairmont has selected world-leading bartenders from across the globe to bring their individual talent and mastery of cocktail methodology to create a global cocktail menu. The all-star line-up includes Grant Sceney from Fairmont Pacific Rim, Nader Chabaane from Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Erik Lorincz from The Savoy and Tom Hogan from Fairmont Singapore. As you can imagine, for this menu
Jane Mackie is the president of the Fairmont Brand. She perfectly explained what the menu was trying to achieve and from reading the below quote and sampling last night cocktails, I believe they have achieved exactly what they were aiming for.
“When people “meet for a drink” at one of our hotels – from The American Bar at The Savoy to The Plaza in New York – they expect the crispest gin and tonic and a truly perfect Manhattan. With this new menu that is precisely what they will get – along with quality ice and bartender’s advice when appropriate,
The event last night was perfectly aligned with the vision of perfecting the classic. The River bar itself is so beautifully grand, the guests were all suited and booted and there was a brass band transporting you back to an era of indulgence and elegance. This backdrop was the perfect setting to enjoy the cocktails. My favourite was a tequila based cocktail, dangerously delicious, it tasted fresh, crisp and as fruity as it looked. The old fashioned was as it should be, strong, short with definite kick. We ate delicious canapés of steak tartar, oxtail croquettes and tiny and indulgent chocolate mousse. When I asked what they were the lovely waitress advised it was chocolate on chocolate. How can that ever not be delicious?!
Fairmont have not surprisingly spared no expense in selecting their spirits, each chosen for their quality and craftsmanship, the cocktails include: Remy Martin VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac, Belvedere Vodka, Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, Bombay Sapphire, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Woodford Reserve Distillers Select, Cointreau, Mount Gay Rum, Casamigos Tequila and Louis XIII. I am far from an expert on mixology, but I would be confident to say that the cocktail list that has been created is perfect and of a calibre that you would that you would be delighted to receive when staying somewhere as magical as The Savoy.
Classics. Perfected., will be available at The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel starting 22nd October 2015. It will be rolled out globally from the 23rd November 2015.
Cocktails start from £15