Taste London in a cocktail at The Savoy
The much loved American Bar at The Savoy has launched The London Menu – a new cocktail menu that combines theatre and storytelling, as it takes guests on a journey around six of the London boroughs that surround The Savoy.
Taking in some of London’s most fascinating places from iconic landmarks to hidden corners, each cocktail on the menu will have its own story to tell. The new menu has been perfected over many months by head bartender Erik Lorincz and his creative team. The final result is a truly unique menu that brings the city to life through flavours, textures, tastes and stories.
From Westminster and the City, to Hackney, Tower Hamlets and from Islington to Camden, each of the six boroughs are represented by four cocktails. Encompassing London’s famous buildings and well-trodden parks and gardens, to its little-noticed nooks and crannies, the cocktails from each borough are inspired by snippets of London’s extraordinary cultural landscape. The outcome is a menu full to the brim with the city’s two thousand year literary, musical, social and economic history, from a hotel that is itself a London institution, engrained in the history of the city.
Featuring on the menu are current head bartender Erik Lorincz’s take on the American Bar’s longest surviving cocktail – the ‘Green Park,’ alongside creations such as the ‘Abbey Road’, inspired by the studio made famous in the 1960s. A ‘Punk Rock’ 80s concoction and a drink based around the Olympic Park of 2012 are also examples on this hugely diverse and collaborative menu.
One of the signature serves will be ‘Pickering Place’, a unique sharing cocktail experience featuring two drinks and inspired by its namesake, the last known London site for a duel. Playing with the idea of a duel, the imaginative team have turned the story of Pickering Place into a short silent film, which visitors to the American Bar will be able to view when ordering the cocktails.