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Berry Bros – Celebrating Sauvignon

To celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day on 24th April Berry Bros. & Rudd is showcasing wines made from this international grape variety.
The campaign is being run by New Zealand Winegrowers but does not exclude wines made from Sauvignon Blanc from other parts of the World.

Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Top Sauvignon Blanc Suggestions:

Letter from the Chairman

Dear Visitor,

I am delighted to welcome you to the two finest areas of this great city. Mayfair and St James are surely the most beautiful and historic districts in the centre of London, providing access to the finest buildings, palaces, hotels, offices, shopping and green spaces.

The Mayfair and St James Association has, for more than thirty-five years, provided a voice for the many businesses which thrive in this area, whether they are long standing residents or exciting new ventures. We work with you to promote local businesses and encourage our members to take advantage of the many opportunities to meet, greet and prosper.

Each year we run a variety of events in some great venues which offer a chance for members to network and connect with each other. These include the hugely popular MSJA Quiz Night, wine tastings, gallery openings, legal and business seminars, and the annual candlelit carol service at St James, Piccadilly.

We campaign actively, on behalf of our members, for a better working and living environment in which business can thrive and support the heritage and values of this area.

If you are a business in Mayfair at St James, or would like to be a supporter of local businesses in the area, we would encourage you to join us and take advantage of the support we offer and our great networking opportunities.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Association and to meeting you soon.

Sara Drake
Chairman

Christmas at The Ritz

A magical festive season awaits you at The Ritz this year when the hotel transforms into an Edwardian festive wonderland with a myriad of spectacular Christmas decorations including a stunning 25ft Christmas tree.

Whether dining on a glorious menu of festive dishes on Christmas Day in the opulent setting of The Ritz Restaurant; enjoying an elegantly themed Champagne afternoon tea in the lavishly decorated Palm Court; or ringing in the New Year in sheer decadence at a black tie gala dinner, The Ritz remains the byword for celebration, where every event is spectacular and memories last for a lifetime.

More information: www.theritzlondon.com/Christmas_Index.html

Calcutta Light Horse Bar at the Oriental Club

The new Calcutta Light Horse Bar has opened for Members and their guests at the Oriental Club.

The new Bar serves food throughout the day, ranging from Indian Street Food to Oysters, Burgers and Salads.  There is an extensive Wine List, as well as a selection of Classic Cocktails, Real Ales, Beers and Premium Spirits. The Bar also connects to the all-weather Terrace which provides the setting for Barbecues, Live Music Evenings and Summer Cocktail Parties.

For more information, please contact membership@orientalclub.org.uk.

Christmas at The Balcon – Sofitel

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR AT THE BALCON

In December, The Balcon restaurant gets into the Christmas spirit and offers a special three-course menu, blending British produce and traditions with classic French recipes, such as “roasted free range Shalford Bronze turkey breast with traditional trimmings” and “St James Bûche de Noël”.

All day dining destination, The Balcon is ideal for a business lunch or a family gathering. For more intimate parties, it also features a stylish private dining room for up to 16 people.

Thebalcon.london@sofitel.com

020 7389 7820

Pringle of Scotland Relaunches Accessories

Pringle of Scotland is delighted to announce the relaunch of its accessories with a capsule collection, just in time for the Christmas! This standalone selection of luxurious bags and small leather goods that is inspired by Pringle of Scotland’s heritage and reflects the classic and contemporary style that the brand is known for

Christmas at Dukes St James’s Hotel

Celebrate Christmas in culinary style at Dukes St James Hotel, where Executive Head Chef Nigel Mendham has dreamed up a delicious array of festive treats.

From 1st December, enjoy Nigel’s new Festive Afternoon Tea in the cosy surroundings of DUKES’ Drawing Room, amongst the sparkling Christmas tree and roaring fire.

Alternatively, THIRTY SIX By Nigel Mendham is offering a tasty menu made with seasonal ingredients, available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Or celebrate the New Year in style at DUKES’ New Year’s Eve 1920’s style Gala Dinner or fuel a sore head with DUKES’ famous New Year’s Day brunch.

More information at www.DukesHotel.com

Christmas at Fortnum & Mason

FORTNUM’S MAKES CHRISTMAS MERRIER

Fortnum’s hosts events and activities that make the season truly special. Large or small, our five fabulous restaurants and four beautiful private dining rooms provide the perfect place for a festive gathering for friends and colleagues. One call to our client services team will have your larder filled with lashings of festive fare and your gift list ticked off and wrapped up, all under one roof.

At Fortnum’s, Christmas is always a pleasure. After all, we’ve been making Christmas merrier since 1707.

Find out how to make this Christmas the merriest yet at www.fortnumandmason.com

Christmas at Brown’s Hotel

From Festive Afternoon Tea to a decadent seven course New Year’s Eve Dinner in HIX Mayfair, Brown’s Hotel is pulling out all the stops this winter.

The Christmas Tree will be designed by British luggage company, Globe-Trotter and there will mulled wine and festive cheer.

Why not join us for your Christmas party?  Call Juliet Atkins on 020 7518 4163 to book. MSJA/BSA members who book a Christmas party in private dining worth over £1500 will receive a free case of Ruinart Champagne (this Champagne not to be consumed on the premises. Valid 1 Dec 2014 – 31st Jan 2015).

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