Shaken, Not Stirred – March 2015

Thursday 26 March 2015 7.30pm

Dress code: Bond chic

Our past tasting evening was stylish and chic, with Bond being the overall theme — to be interpreted however you wished.

We started the evening with a cocktail reception, a choice of either the classic Reversed Vesper Martini or a Cosmopolitan — both made with Belvedere Vodka and also used to make the Espresso Martinis served at the end of the meal.

As with all our tasting evenings we were pairing each course with a high quality champagne or fine wine, and in the case of the Dom Pérignon we were definitely keeping with the overall theme — a champagne that has been featured in no fewer than 8 previous Bond films. The evening also included Spain’s finest wine — Numanthia — as well as the exquisite Veuve Cliquot Rosé.

And keeping with the Bond theme, everyone who attended the event entered into a prize draw, where the winner plus a guest was treated to a personalised tour of Aston Martin’s factory in Warwickshire. This was a unique experience and one that was generously donated by Aston Martin Mayfair on Park Lane.

There was also an after party from 10.45pm, which was hosted by internationally acclaimed DJ, Ollie Twist, who is in demand around the world, including in his country of birth — the Netherlands.
As anticipated, it was another extremely popular evening.

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Team L’Étranger
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Bon appétit
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Reversed Belvedere Vesper Martini or a Cosmopolitan
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Amuse Bouche
Veuve Cliquot Rosé
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Tuna Tartare & Scottish Scallop Millefeuille
Dom Pérignon 2004
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Roasted Miso-glazed Veal Chop
Numanthia 2006
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Caramel Crème Brûlée
Belvedere Espresso Martini

Aston Martin Mayfair

Personalised Factory Tour

Aston Martin Mayfair has very generously donated a personalised tour for two of the Aston Martin factory in Warwickshire.

The names of everyone who attends the event on 26 March will be entered into a prize draw. At the end of the evening the winner will be presented with the details of their exclusive VIP experience.