All posts tagged: Mayfair

Negroni Trolley at Cartizze

What The new Negroni Trolley at Cartizze brings the drink of summer to your table. Experience Nestled along a cobbled back street in the heart of Mayfair lies Italian-influenced cocktail and Bellini bar, Cartizze. I was invited along to try Cartizze’s newest addition, an antique Empire-style drinks trolley where a variety of Negroni twists are mixed to order. The Negroni is rumoured to have originated in Florence back in 1920 when Count Camillo Negroni asked for his Americano cocktail with a kick. Gin was added, and the Negroni was born. The Negroni is the cocktail of the moment – strong, complex and refreshing. The Cartizze Negroni contains Portobello Gin, Antica Formula, Campari, Aperol and Martini Rosso. This twist on the quintessential Italian aperitif delicately balances bittersweet, sharp and herbal flavours. I found it far too drinkable. It was sipped in minutes. For those seeking a sweeter flavour the waiter will suggest the Grapoi Negroni, which is sweetened with Cointreau and clarified grapefruit juice. The most tempting drink on Cartizze’s Negroni menu, and not just because …

Bloody Mary Pizza at Mayfair Pizza Co

Where The Mayfair Pizza Co, London What Mayfair Pizza Co is nestled in Lancashire Court, one of London’s most famous districts. The restaurant serves a range of Italian dishes, including a rustic pizzas, which have been created by Executive Chef Michael Lecouteur, formerly of Bird of Smithfield and Smiths of Smithfield. The experience The first time I stumbled upon the narrow streets of Lancashire Court, I was with scouring the Mayfair streets with fellow bloggers as part of a competition to win a place on a press trip to Hong Kong. As I literally ran through the streets of Mayfair, past thousands of fashion revelers enjoying the Vogue Fashion Night Out, a huge smile emerged across my face as I wound through the nooks and crannies of Lancashire Court. A few years later I was back, but this time to sample the Bloody Mary pizza at the Mayfair Pizza Co. Now, I’m a self confessed Bloody Mary hater; but before you go asking why on earth I would want to subject myself to it in …