Antique dining evening
Imagine eating poached salmon off a George IV Worcester plate from a £70,000 dinner service and drinking a fine vintage served from a £15,000 Georgian wine cooler. That’s exactly what 20 diners will be doing later this month at ‘Dining off Antiques’, a charity event at the newly opened Roux at the Landau restaurant in The Langham hotel, London.
Famed Le Gavroche chef Michael Roux Jr is teaming up with antiques dealer Simon Phillips of Ronald Phillips Antiques in Mayfair to host a dinner at which guests will eat off priceless antiques and use a silver service worth more than £75,000.
Diners will be transported back to the decadence of the 19th century as they sup in a stylish dining room filled with the best antiques from the period, including a pair of Regency Ormolu mounted mahogany side cabinets, and feast on dishes inspired by menus from the 1800s.
Simon Phillips says: ‘It will be wonderful to see these beautiful pieces of furniture displayed in all their glory - in fitting surroundings - and enjoyed by people hundreds of years after they were made, for the very same purpose.
The dinner, on Wednesday 30th March, is being hosted in aid of the London charity, the Dispossessed Fund and seats cost £350 per head.