Where: Mr Fogg’s, 15 Bruton Lane, London W1J 6JD
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What is it?
On Tuesday 19th August enjoy a colonial Indian themed evening at Mr Fogg’s with A Passage to India.
To celebrate the famous festival season that takes place throughout the month in India, Phileas will be inviting his nearest and dearest to enjoy a journey that will transport them from Bruton Lane, to Bangalore.
On arrival governors, governesses and Maharajas alike will receive a welcome into Phileas’ drawing room, transformed into an Indian mirage of the British Raj. Guests will be able to enjoy the dulcet tones of the sitar guitar, as well as the aroma of fresh flowers from bunches of orange and pink blossoms, and bowls of floating petals scattered throughout the house. To add an extra element of authenticity, there will be a large Vishnu statue present, (hand-delivered by Phileas, directly from Delhi), surrounded by tea lights and other delights. Later on in the evening there will be a special performance from Indian folk dancers.
To get people truly in the spirit, Mr Fogg’s household staff have partnered with their dear old friends at Opihr Gin, who will be supplying a simply sublime selection of summery tipples. Created especially for the event, these will include colonial cocktails such as ‘The Passage’, a mix of Ophir Gin, apple juice, pear pureè, lime, spice syrup and ginger ale.
Mr Fogg has also provided all bar staff with their very own tip-top turbans to be worn on the night, ensuring it’s not just the tables that are smartly dressed.
Mr Fogg’s is a recreation of the Victorian home of Jules Verne’s most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg. Modelled on the very Mayfair house in which Phileas would have lived after travelling Around the World in 80 Days. The bar is refined but at the same time truly off-the-wall, breathing liveliness and fun into the area.
More info: mr-foggs.com