On the day Dom Perignon shouted to his fellow Benedictine monks in the Abbey of Hautvillers “Come quick brothers, I am tasting the stars!” little did he know that he had just changed the wine world forever. Dom Perignon was the legendary monk in the Champagne region who first experimented with blending different grape varieties in the 17th century to obtain a rounder, more complex and interesting wine by drawing from the best characteristics of each varietal. Because of the colder winters in Champagne, wine had to be bottled before it had reached peak fermentation which would be re-awakened upon the arrival of spring, due to the residual yeasts within the bottles, as temperatures rose. The result – bubbles! And lots of them…
This summer dish is a salad starter that our Head Chef Charlene and I have been playing with for a while. We’ve been experimenting with it in Brasserie One (to book call 02076652340) and are liking it as a dish for next year’s 2018 Banqueting Menu.
An old wise man once said: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing year after year and expecting a different result”. That’s why we at One Great George Street like to shake things up a bit the minute we sense something isn’t working. The snap general election has thrown a spanner in the works for our industry with some government bookings re-scheduled or postponed. Instantly our Director Gary Payne called upon his sales and marketing sidekicks (me, Victoria & Katie as above from left to right) to find a creative way of appealing to our clients during this time.
Westminster’s One Great George Street is honoured to have been selected as a finalist in the category ‘Best Conference Venue Customer Service’ at the 2017 Conference Awards, with the winner due to be announced at an events ceremony on 30th June 2017.
Encapsulated within the The Global Conference Network (GCN) brand, the Conference Awards is the network’s flagship event. Now in its 6th year and attracting over 600 conference professionals, this awards body recognises and rewards excellence for events and teams from across the globe.
What matters most to you during your working day? Is it the feeling of accomplishment when a project goes right? Or is it having a laugh with your colleagues?
In the hospitality industry, due to the sometimes very unsociable hours that we keep, one of the most important aspects of the role is the feeling of camaraderie – we’re all in this together come what may.