5. Oktober 2018
This Autumn, Hotel Café Royal in London will pay homage to one of its most renowned past patrons and one of Britain’s most globally recognised pop icons by debuting a bar in his honour: David Bowie, who famously held the retirement party for his alter ego Ziggy Stardust at Café Royal in the 1970s
Ziggy’s will offer a range of cocktails inspired both by David Bowie’s life and his famous album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”, with each drink named after a lyric from the record.
Hotel Café Royal’s Bars and Beverages Manager Fabio Spinetti, formerly of The Connaught, has worked collaboratively with the Ziggy’s bar team to create this unique menu. A believer in understated and classic cocktails, Spinetti’s varied menu caters to all tastes, and include carefully considered liqueurs and garnishes, all nodding to Bowie’s life and his eccentric character.
The room will also feature a curated selection of photography of David Bowie by prolific music photog- rapher Mick Rock, who was Bowie’s official photographer during the last years of Ziggy’s career. The selection will include some of the most well-known images of Ziggy alongside some more intimate and rarely seen before photographs.
To coincide with the launch of Ziggy’s, the famously vibrant Green Bar on the hotel’s ground floor will also see the launch of an exciting new menu, celebrating the original Café Royal cocktail book of 1937 – further details to be announced.
The developments in The Green Bar in addition to the opening of Ziggy’s adds to an exciting food and beverage programme at Hotel Café Royal, which has been developing over the past few years. Follow- ing the successful launch of Laurent in June 2018, Hotel Café Royal will welcome yet another world- renowned chef in November. Albert Adrià, who was voted The World’s Best Pastry Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, will open his first permanent site outside of Spain in Hotel Café Royal: Cakes & Bubbles.
Images: Courtesy of the Hotel Café Royal
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