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100 Years Later: Wartime Cocktails with The Gilbert Scott
May 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm£24
From Victorian excess to wartime rationing
Learn about wartime rationing and its effect on food culture whilst sipping on 100-year-old cocktails.
There was a dramatic shift in food culture from 1873 – 1918 as the war brought about a change from Victorian excess to wartime rationing. Food historian and British Library curator Polly Russell introduces the food culture of 100 years ago, before Dav Eames, bar manager at George’s Bar, presents two cocktails to take you back to Tuesday 29 May 1918.
George’s Bar is part of Marcus Wareing’s restaurant The Gilbert Scott, housed in the spectacular Grade 1-listed St Pancras Renaissance Hotel just next door to the British Library. This event is timed to chime with The Gilbert Scott‘s centenary dinner, a recreation of an original menu from the Midland Grand Hotel dated 29 May 1918.
Your ticket includes two cocktails. This event is suitable for those aged 18+.
We regret we will not be able to cater to special diets or offer substitute food and/or drink for items provided as part of this event.
In partnership with The Gilbert Scott
Full Price: £24.00
Senior 60+: £22.00
Registered Unemployed: £20.00
Friend of the British Library: £24.00