“I could not live without Champagne —
in victory I deserve it, in defeat I need it.”
Sir Winston Churchill
Our next event is a celebration of Pol Roger, the champagne preferred by Britain’s wartime prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill, whose name appears on the labels of the some of Pol Roger’s finest champagne.
Pol Roger had been Churchill’s favourite champagne from the 1920s and so when he attended a lunch at the then recently re-opened British Embassy in Paris, in November 1944, Duff Cooper (the ambassador) — who knew Churchill enjoyed the company of beautiful women — seated Odette Pol-Roger next to him.
A close friendship started almost immediately, which lasted until Churchill’s death in 1965. Such a fervent admirer was Churchill of both Odette and her champagne that he named one of his race horses Pol Roger. She returned the compliment in 1984 by naming her house’s new prestige champagne: Cuvée Winston Churchill.
We think that this meeting of two icons of the 20th century will make for a truly memorable evening and we recommend early booking for what we anticipate will be another very popular event.
To reserve your places please call: 020 7584 1118 or contact us via e-mail: email@example.com
Celebrating Churchill’s Champagne
Thursday 31st of July | £95.00 per person
Start at 19.30pm sharp
Pol Roger Brut Reserve White Foil
Pol Roger Cuvée Winston Churchill 2000
Salmon & Sea Bass Ceviche with Lime, Avocado & Black Ink Caviar
Pol Roger Cuvée Winston Churchill Blanc de Blancs 2004
Oven-roasted Veal Fillet, Stuffed Courgette Flower with Lardo, Pistachio & Coffee Sauce
Pol Roger Rose Cuvée 2006
Banana Parfait, Chilli, Chocolate & Rum Jelly
Pol Roger Rich
Pol Roger Gift Box
During the evening of 31 July we will have a limited number of beautifully presented Pol Roger gift boxes, priced at £150, including:
* Pol Roger White Foil NV
* Pol Roger Cuvée Winston Churchill Blanc de Blancs 2004
* Pol Roger Rose Cuvée 2006
Parties & Events
L’Etranger can seat up to 60 people in the main areas and up to 80 people when hired exclusively, while our stunning wine shop “Les Vins de L’Etranger”, frequently used by diners looking to entertain and impress their guests, accommodates parties of up to 20 guests… Read more
Pol Roger made his first wine sale in January 1849 and since then the family has gone on to produce some of the finest champagne in the world from its headquarters in Epernay, where the company moved to in 1851.
By 1855 Pol Roger favoured the production of brut champagne, which he knew the English preferred. In 1899 the founder died but in just 30 years the brand has acquired an enviable reputation for producing high quality champagne.
Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874-1965) — the son of Lord Randolph Churchill and the American heiress, Jennie Jerome.
Following his education (Harrow and Sandhurst), Churchill was sent to India with a cavalry commission in 1895. He became a renowned war correspondent, sending regular columns to various British newspapers. He covered various British campaigns in India (1897); Sudan (1898) and the Boer War, in South Africa, during which time he was taken prisoner.
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