The Art of Sabrage
Learn the art of Sabrage the technique for opening a Champagne bottle with a sabre, the Frence Army sword. The sabre is slid along the body of the bottle to break the entire neck away from the bottle, leaving only the base of the bottle open and ready to pour.
This technique became popular in France when the army of Napoleon visited many of the aristocratic domains. It was just after the French Revolution and the sabre was the weapon of choice of Napoleon's light cavalry (the Hussars). Napoleon's spectacular victories across all Europe gave them plenty of reason to celebrate. During these parties the cavalry would open the Champagne with their sabres. Napoleon is, known to have said, "Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it”.
There are many stories about this tradition. One of the more spirited tales is that of Madame Clicquot, who had inherited her husband's small Champagne house at the age of 27. She used to entertain Napoleon's officers in her vineyard, and as they rode off in the early morning with their complimentary bottle of Champagne, they would open it with their sabre to impress the rich young widow.
We have taken such an old tradition and kept it alive, by been part of the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or, which have continued to trough the years to promote such eventful ritual.
The evening will include, demonstration on how to open a bottle of champagne with a sabre, opening your own bottle of champagne, certificate of such event and a 3 course meal from our a la carte menu.
Join us for a memorable dinner experience.
The Art of Sabrage, plus a 3 course meal £130 per person. For booking please call Fabrizio Russo at 020 7917 1011 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
After a great show in London or after a fun filled day more often than not we find ourselves looking for a great London night spot..... then look no further then your own room!
At the Milestone we have prepared a feast fit for Royals, served in the beautiful and familiar surrounding of your own room. Dine by Candle light and sip champagne for a romantic ending to a great day with our chefs carefully prepared dishes such as salmon mousse and crudities served with anchovy puff pastry, marinated olives and freshly baked breads with assorted butters; followed by crispy skin baby chicken with sesame crust, smoked salmon platter, cold cuts and pickles and the perfect coleslaw, a creamy prawn and crayfish cocktail on a bed of crispy baby gem and a cheese plate with home made chutney.
To end the feast, enjoy a refreshing plate of sliced exotic fruit and chocolate dipped strawberries, and of course Champagne. £95.00.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig, is the festival of St Patrick, in the heart of every Irish person, a day of celebration of Irish culture and heritage. As an homage to St Patrick we will be offering Irish coffee served with a complimentary slice of “Barm Brack” Ireland's most famous fruit loaf. £11.50 per person.
30th of March
A Special day for a special person. A poem once said" To be a mother is not an easy task, and yet you do it proudly everyday no matter what is asked". To celebrate such bond between mother and child all mums on Mothers day will receive unlimited champagne and a thoughtful gift, as a way of saying "Thank You". Our Mothering Sunday Lunch Menu is £40 per person and includes:
Spring onion and garden pea velouté with sour cream and pea shoot salad
Pressed confit of rabbit terrine with pancetta, grain mustard and pickled cucumber, Served with crusty walnut bread
Colchester crab salad with devilled whitebait, Pickled pear and baby leaf salad
Roast leg of English lamb, carved at your table, roasted potatoes, Baby spring vegetables, purple sprouting broccoli and mint sauce
Grilled breast of corn fed chicken ,Broad bean risotto, sautéed woodland mushrooms
Pan fried sea bass with roasted salsify, vanilla capers, raisins and parsley dressing
Somerset Capricorn goat’s cheese tartlet ,Caramelized red onions and sage, truffle honey and baby rocket leaf
Poached forced English rhubarb Italian meringue and sablé biscuit
Bea`s baked American cheesecake served with a citrus Jelly of Lemon and Kumquats
Dark chocolate fondant Salted caramel, peanut ice cream and peanut brittle
Coffee and Petits Fours
£40.00 per person
Cocktail of the Month
Try a wonderful Misty Martini. Created with Irish Mist with Jameson a shot of espresso and a dash of sugar all shaken with a little cream. £14.00 each.
To make a booking for any of the above offers please call us on +44 20 7917 1000 or email email@example.com.