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Vintage Photo Series – Escoffier

For the episode of our “Vintage Photo Series” we bring you an icon of gastronomy – Georges Auguste Escoffier. Escoffier worked at The Savoy, London from 1890 – 1898 where, alongside César Ritz, he made The Savoy an instant success, attracting a … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a book by its cover

I am always surprised when mentioning the words Seafood Bar and Grill how many people are put off visiting as they don’t like seafood.  Take a tip from me, you might miss something if you take this attitude as there’s … Continue reading

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Kaspar comes into his own!

After a career spanning 87 years, it’s good to see the octogenarian Kaspar the Cat take centre stage at his local haunt.  He started life as a 14th guest at The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, London, designed by Basil Ionides … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series: ‘Fairmont Moments in Time 1900’s’

1904 – Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel opens as the first hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The capital city literally grows up around it. 1907 – The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel opens in New York. That same day, the first motorised, metered taxi fleet … 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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