The Hutch Club at Quaglino’s in Mayfair opened this month and will run through to 31st August 2013.
This glitzy summer pop-up is a glamorous cocktail and jazz club, which is set to recapture the hedonistic spirit of the venue when Giovanni Quaglino first opened the doors to London’s beautiful, decadent society in 1929.
The Hutch Club at Quaglino’s will be located in the depths of the iconic London venue and will boast an Art Deco inspired Martini Bar, a private Drinking Den and London’s first boutique alcoholic Popcorn Bar.
You can expect glamorous cocktails and jazz along with a hedonistic spirit from this new pop up named after ‘Hutch’, one of the most popular cabaret entertainers of the twentieth century who took London’s café society by storm. Legend has it that he created a stir by arriving at nightclubs with a white piano strapped to his chauffeur–driven car, dressed like an aristocrat and dazzled audiences with his brilliance.
The velvet voice of Hutch was one of the highlights of an evening at Quaglino’s and he was idolised by all the best people—The Prince of Wales even asked him to play at St James’s Palace.
THE HUTCH CLUB at QUAGLINO’S will be located in the depths of the restaurant and bar and will boast an Art Deco inspired Martini Bar, a private Drinking Den and London’s first boutique alcoholic Popcorn Bar.
Strictly by reservation only, guests descend into an underground late-night bar featuring vintage golden palm trees, dimly lit cocktail lounges and the old-fashioned glamour of a grand piano, overlooking the legendary sweeping staircase to Quaglino’s restaurant floor.
The late-night revelry and charm of evenings with Hutch is revived with a programme of live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings, featuring the Basin Street Brawlers who will bring to life the hottest stomps and rag tunes from the roaring 1920's. Other acts include vintage vocal duo Verity & Violet; Benoit Viellefon and His Hot Club playing the feverish swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes of that era and The Dixie Ticklers, playing Dixieland jazz with a contemporary London edge.
The Hutch Club also features London’s first boutique alcoholic Popcorn Bar curated by gourmet popcorn connoisseurs Joe & Seph, who have designed an exclusive Gin & Tonic flavour with No 3 London Dry Gin for the club, among other alcoholic varieties to be paired with artfully crafted cocktails.
Guests can take pleasure in late summer evenings at the luxurious subterranean lounge; from an Art Deco inspired Martini Bar to a decadent Drinking Den, which can be booked exclusively for your own special event.
A wonderful array of heritage cocktails is on offer, featuring iconic spirit brands Courvoisier Exclusif VSOP Cognac, The Macallan Amber Malt Whisky, No3 London Dry Gin and elit by Stolichnaya Vodka.
Guests can also indulge in a delicious selection of alcohol-infused small plates priced at £5.50 per person per dish. Dishes include Salmon Tartar with Vodka Jelly & Herring Roe; Oyster & Gin Soup with Lime & Coriander; Duck Breast with Cognac, Cherry & Chilli and Smoked Chocolate Ice Cream with Whisky Cream & Mandarin Popcorn.
See the full programe below
Basin Street Brawlers (www.basinstreetbrawlers.com)
29th June, 12th July, 2nd & 16th August
Bringing to life the hottest stomps, rags and Dixieland tunes from the roaring 1920's
Benoit Viellefon and his Hot Club (www.benoitandhisorchestra.com)
7th & 28th June, 19th July, 30th August
Playing the feverish swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes of that era
The Dixie Ticklers (www.dixieticklers.co.uk)
31st May, 10th & 31st August
Led by clarinettist and composer Dom James, the ensemble play Dixieland jazz with a contemporary London edge
Jojo Desmond (www.jojodesmond.com)
8th & 22nd June, 13th & 27th July, 17th August
A superbly talented 1940’s jazz singer bringing glamour and sparkling luminosity to the stage
Verity & Violet (www.verityandviolet.com)
1st & 14th June, 20th July, 3rd August
An impressive vintage inspired singing duo, mixing the old with the new
Luca Rossi Trio (www.lucarossitrio.com)
15th June, 5th & 26th July, 9th & 23rd August
A group specialising in 1930's jazz with a mélange of modern classics,
Roland Perrin Trio (www.rolandperrin.com)
21st June, 6th July, 24th August
Playing a variety of hot jazz from the 20s and 30s as well as Latin and jazz classics