A line of gentlemen in black stand striking against the light wood panelling behind. Looking smooth, suave and sophisticated, there's no mistaking the Velsvoir man.
Inside Mayfair's opulent Westbury Hotel, Velsvoir unveil 'Nightfall,' a collection celebrating the rich decadence and beauty of darkness. In this block colour palette, everything looks sleek, sharp and cohesive.
From afar these figures cast a mysterious silhouette, one tall shadow of a man. But up close, the eye is drawn to finer details revealing expert craftsmanship and taste.
There is a strong focus on texture. Fabrics are chosen to harmonise against each other yet create a distinct barrier between pieces. This is achieved through the use of matte and silky finishes.
Knitted polo-necks are worn under tailored blazers in subtle brocade patterns. Slim-fit trousers are styled with dapper monk-strap shoes. However, a contemporary fur lined cape provides a diversion from the traditional gentleman's look.
For this LFWM season, we are also treated to a first from the brand - their debut into nightwear. A full pin-stripe pyjama suit glimmers under the dim lights. A smart dressing gown is styled as a coat over shirt and trousers. And a luxuriously opulent smoking jacket offers something a little fancier.
'Nightfall' is an overall tempting collection, promising a life of extravagance for the wearer.
Casa di Stefano is the definitive authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Mayfair on London’s fashionable Dover Street. Dishing out faithful Italian food in a welcoming refined atmosphere, this elegant restaurant is fast becoming the go to place.
Traditional ingredients are sourced directly from Italy through long standing nurtured relationships. With signature dishes that consist of burrata and home made pasta that will transport you straight to the Mediterranean. All of the exquisite dishes are thoughtfully constructed by head chef Paolo Parlanti and with consulting chef Stefano Stecca this menu will satisfy even the most refined of pallets.
Enjoy a cosy evening in the enchanting private dining room that can seat up to 20 people, or unwind for an afternoon of wine tasting from the bountiful wine cellar in unique stylish surroundings that the team of Sommeliers have crafted.
With the best service in town the team consists of general manager Christophe Dentamare and restaurant manager, Francesco Coccia, both from La Petite Maison. With a whole team having resounding experience in luxury restaurants could this be the best serviced restaurant in London? We think so!
Following the huge success of its Summer Edition, the team behind London's most exciting festival of cocktails is proud to present Cocktails In The City 2016.
Taking place across three beautifully designed floors in the breathtaking Grade II listed One Mayfair, London's most eagerly anticipated cocktail event will run from Thursday 10th - Saturday 12th March 2016.
From the venue's atmospheric crypt and sweeping grand hall up to the newly launched "international bars floor" and rooftop BBQ, over 3000 guests will experience the very best cocktails from 20 world-renowned bars from London, Paris (Little Red Door), Amsterdam (Door 74) and Copenhagen (Ruby).
Perfect for seasoned cocktail aficionados and recent enthusiasts in equal measure, Cocktails In The City is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows guests to enjoy the best of London's dynamic and world-famous bar scene without even having to leave the building.
A pop up you have to get to if you're a crab lover this winter!
Mayfair known to be home to the most eye wateringly expensive establishments that often do not live up to their price tag. HOC is currently a pop up just off Bond Street that not only lives up to expectations but comes at a very reasonable price due to its rather ad hoc venue- note- you are here for crab, not for extravagant surroundings. Saying this, the manager is cute, friendly and eager to tempt you with more cocktails than what you see on the menu which is a nice way to start (eager to please isn’t always what London’s service industry is famed for!!). The Crabby Mary is a must, served with a crab claw garnish and shaken up with a dash of crab bisque in line with the theme.
A simple menu with twists for crab lovers and a non-fishy option for those tagging along with crustacean enthusiasts. Crab mac and cheese- heaven in a clay-pot. The crab roll brioche is so soft it feels like clouds in your mouth whilst stuffed with different choices of crab with a humorous word play on the styles such as the Singaclaw (white and brown crab meat, hot sauce, sesame seeds, nori and coriander) or the Mexican version goes by the name of El Jimaclaw (white and brown crab meat, avocado, chilli, coriander and sour cream). The list of sides is short and sweet with offerings such as seaweed or rosemary fries and a crisp and fresh samphire salad which complement the rest well.
Dinner was deliciously delectable yet I cannot help but feel that the boys running it need a women’s touch to add a few simple marine comforts to enhance the atmosphere. It would entice people to stay a little longer than for a quick bite before putting their sail to the wind.
The four rolls on offer are -
Clawpedo - Salcombe brown and white crab meat, house alioli, radish and apple (£8.50)
The Crabfather - Salcombe brown and white crab meat, confit tomato, burata cream and crispy pancetta (£9.50)
El Jimaclaw - Salcombe brown and white crab meat, vocado, chilli, coriander and sour cream (£9.50)
Singaclaw - Salcombe brown and white crab meat,hot sauce, sesame seeds and coriander (£9.50)
House of Crab, 81 Grosvenor St, London W1K 3JY is open until January 2015. Opening hours: midday until 10pm Monday to Saturday. Keep up with their news on Twitter @houseofcrab
Bellamy’s Restaurant, the Franco-Belgian brasserie on Bruton Street in Mayfair, will host its annual cabaret week from Monday 3rd August to Saturday 8th August. This year’s cabaret, ‘Summer in the City’, will see the return of the actress and singer, Rebecca Grant. The songstress is best known for her roles in BBC dramas and her stage credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams. West End conductor Tom Wakeley will accompany her on the piano.
There will be a Bellini on arrival, followed by a three-course dinner, half a bottle of wine and the show, for only £65. Head Chef Stéphane Pacoud, who trained with Pierre Koffmann at La Tante Claire followed by 12 years at Annabel’s, has created the menu. The selection will include dishes such as - to start, Salmon Tartare or Cold Crab & Avocado Soup, followed by Roast Baby Chicken à l’estragon or Grilled Tuna with Basil Oil and to finish, the Bellamy’s classic, Marina’s Chocolate Cake or Oeuf à la neige.
Founder, Gavin Rankin says: “I have long maintained that it is cool to be in London in August, and here is one of the reasons. I am delighted to announce that Cabaret returns to Bellamy's for its annual visit. Rebecca Grant and Tom Wakeley will present a brand new show performing a whole array of different songs”
Bellamy’s will host ‘Summer in the City’ from Monday 3rd– Saturday 8th August. Dinner will be served from 8pm, followed by cabaret at 10pm.