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We Heart the Plaza Athenee

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[UPDATE: Hôtel Plaza Athenee is offering a two night City of Love package including a bottle of Moet et Chandon Rosé Champagne and a signature sweet in room, from €1,110 in a Deluxe Room, or €1,260 in a Junior Suite; valid February 10-19 2017, subject to availability.]

The Plaza Athenee will always have a special place in Chopstix’s heart as the scene of not only a special birthday (thanks for the cake Monsieur Ducasse!) but also mes engagement. A thoroughly fitting place for Valentine’s then. Who could resist those crimson red awnings?

Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris

Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris

Raffles rings in the changes for the Singapore Sling

Raffles 1915 gin by Sipsmith

Raffles 1915 gin by Sipsmith

Take equal measures of quality and tradition, add a dash of modernity and a splash of serendipity, and you have the perfect recipe to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Raffles Hotel’s Singapore Sling.

The gin-based cocktail is said to have been invented at Raffles, Singapore by barman Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915. By chance Sam Galsworthy, the co-founder of Sipsmith artisan gin, visited the iconic hotel and requested a meeting with the F&B director the year before the landmark anniversary. And Galsworthy happens to be a descendant of Sir Stamford Raffles – the British statesman who founded Singapore and after whom the hotel was named.

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