Hendrick’s Gin Presents An Unusually Literary Banquet at London Cocktail Week



Gin has fuelled many legendary writers, unforgettable characters and gripping plots. During London Cocktail Week (LCW), 8th-14th October, HENDRICK’S GIN & Chef Giorgio Ravelli from UPSTARIS at THE TEN BELLS, will explore this delightfully peculiar legacy with a culinary, literary and botanically-infused meandering through GIN in LITERATURE.

James Bond seduces femme fatales over a lethal Martini — shaken, not stirred – and in David Copperfield, Mr Micawber’s melancholy evaporates as he prepares his special spiced punch.  F. Scott Fitzgerald pens Jay Gatsby roaring through the Twenties downing Rickeys and Slings.  From humble origins in the 17th century to its modern day renaissance, gin has long played a starring role in popular culture. HENDRICK’S Unusual Literary Banquet shall explore this journey through the ages, in an enlightening evening of culinary delights and genteel quaffing.

On Thursday 11th October, hosted by Hendrick’s Commander of Special Operations, David Piper, 40 willing participants will be captivated by a BANQUET from the much-lauded culinary minds from UPSTAIRS at THE TEN BELLS.  Head Chef Giorgio Ravelli and Issac McHale have created a menu in tune with the changing season, featuring Game birds and autumnal fruits, to be paired with a number of novel libations created by Hendrick’s British Ambassador Duncan McRae, and all delicately interspersed & introduced with enlightening extracts from Dorothy Parker, Charles Dickens, Kingsley Amis and more.

In the resplendent surrounds of this historic 18th century public house, guests will be treated to four courses prepared by the team from UPSTAIRS at THE TEN BELLS, who after opening as a pop-up restaurant last November have become a jewel in London’s dining crown.  The BANQUET is a unique opportunity to sample the delights of these culinary masterminds ahead of their much anticipated Shoreditch Town Hall opening this winter.

Commenting on the Gin in Literature, David Piper, said:  “The greatest characters in literature tend to be great drinkers, and their favourite tipple? Gin. The history of literature is, in many ways, the history of alcohol—making stories up and mixing cocktails are analogous activities. “

  • HENDRICK’S Unusually Literary Banquet is priced at £60 per person, with 40 places available and will include a menu of 3 snacks, 4 courses and matching cocktails. To reserve tickets register at www.londoncocktailweek.com

Follow us on twitter for live updates; @hendricksginuk #HGBanquet and on Facebook /HENDRICKSGIN

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: