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Shaken not Stirred: The ‘Burlington Bertie’

If you are lucky enough to be at Glorious Goodwood this summer (30th July – 3rd August), you will probably come across the tic-tac men shouting “Burlington Bertie, one hundred to thirty!” The tic-tac is the bookmakers language of choice … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred: ‘The Great Goodwood Punch’

This year Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is going to the races, Glorious Goodwood to be precise. To help celebrate this great occasion, ‘Best Barman in the World’ – Slovakian Erik Lorincz, Head Barman of the American Bar at The Savoy … Continue reading

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Baklava – A Taste of the Middle East

Have you own little taste of the Middle East this summer with the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts‘ recipe for Pistachio and Date Baklava. Firstly make the lemon sugar syrup. Take 300g sugar, 300g honey, 300g water and 40ml lemon juice. Then boil together and allow … Continue reading

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A Racing Recipe – Lemon Raspberry Meringue Tart

When heading to Glorious Goodwood (30th July – 3rd August) this summer be sure try this sweet treat from The Plaza, New York. However, if you can’t make it, never fear for we have the recipe to make them at home!   For the … Continue reading

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Tips for the “Perfect Scone” from a chef in the know….

The picnic season is fast approaching and we at Magellan have long been striving for the prefect scone. So we went with pen and notebook in hand to a chef in the know (Ludwig Hely – Assistant Pastry Chef) at … Continue reading

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HotelFacts: #8: Count Peter of Savoy

For the eighth in our series of Hotel Facts, we return to The Savoy … again … (seeing a pattern here?) A jewel of an Art Deco refit in 1930, the new frontage of The Savoy London included a 1904 sculpture of Count Peter … Continue reading

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Hotel Facts: #7: Kaspar the Cat

Kaspar is a three foot tall, beautifully carved, exquisitely drawn sculpture of a cat, commissioned from Basil Ionides in 1926 from a single piece of plane tree.  For many however, their first glimpse of the elusive feline, is on the … Continue reading

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HotelFacts: #5: The Savoy Cocktail Book

In the fifth of our series of Hotel Facts, we celebrate The Savoy Cocktail book, first published in 1930.  The “oeuvre” of the legendary Harry Craddock (who became Head Barman of The American Bar in 1925), this constantly republished book – … Continue reading

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HotelFacts: #3: The Envelope

For the third in our series of Hotel Facts, we are once again immersed in the archive of The Savoy London.  I first saw it on some advertising that The Savoy undertook a decade with a clever byline – “Nowadays, … Continue reading

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Shaken Not Stirred Series – ‘The Great Gatsby Cocktail’

To celebrate the recent release of the 2013 film ‘The Great Gatsby’, Erik Lorincz, The American Bar’s award winning barman, has created an elegant masterpiece in the form of ‘The Great Gatsby” cocktail for The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel. He tells us that his inspiration was drawn from the film itself … Continue reading

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