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London City’s Crowne Plaza has a little Makeover

Crowne Plaza

London City’s Crowne Plaza decided to make a few changes and we are excited to be apart of the process. 

The hotel is built on the site of Henry VIII’s Bridewell Palace by Blackfriars Bridge and has 204 bedrooms including four signature “British Suites” inspired by designer icons such as Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith. Uniquely the hotel is the only Crowne Plaza in Europe to offer multiple food and beverage outlets with three sites; Italian restaurant and wine bar Diciannove (formerly Locatelli’s Refettorio), Sichuan restaurant Chinese Cricket Club and late-licence cocktail bar Voltaire, built around original external vaults that served a bank and are now heated private dens with table service.

In recent months the hotel has undertaken extensive room refurbishment and welcomed new staff including General Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, Restaurant Manager (Diciannove) and ourselves as their new PR team. In view of the hotel’s new positioning we invited guests to the following events to introduce them to the new Crowne Plaza London The City:
 
Menu Development Sessions 
Join us for an insight into how menus are developed between restaurant and hotel departments. You will be part of the team that develops the dish, flavour, ingredients plating and also translating the dish to menu.
Dinner and drinks included, places limited.
11th April – Chinese Cricket Club 
12th April – Diciannove
6.30/7pm onwards 

Hotel Showcase
Your evening will begin with drinks in Voltaire, followed by a room and hotel tour. Canapés will be served in Chinese Cricket Club followed by a seated meal in Diciannove.
Plus ones welcome on this date.
18th April
6.30/7pm onwards

If you would like further information on these events
please do not hesitate to contact Krista Booker

Crowne Plaza London – The City offers travellers deluxe accommodation and convenient access to the city’s major business districts and landmarks.
Facebook: CrownePlazaLondonCity
Twitter: @CPLondonCity 
Instagram: @crowneplazalondoncity

Chinese Cricket Club – The restaurant is an authentic Sichuan restaurant that serves homemade traditional dishes, some unique to the London, and dim sum made with exceptional skill.
Facebook: chinesecricketclub
Twitter: @ChineseCClub
Instagram: @chinesecricketclub

Diciannove – Head chef Alessandro and his team welcome you into their authentic Italian Restaurant and Wine bar with generosity, warmth and charm.
Facebook: diciannove19
Twitter: @DiciannoveNo19
Instagram: diciannove19

Voltaire Bar – Try reinterpretations of classic cocktails & homemade liqueurs in the unique bar on site of Bridewell Palace Blackfriars. Private Vaults are available to book.
Facebook: /voltairebar
Twitter: @VoltaireBar 
Instagram: @voltairebarlondon 

The Instinctively Italian Diciannove Launches “Menus Of Italy”

Menus of Italy

Italian restaurant Diciannove (formerly Refettorio) is launching Menus Of Italy; a series of evenings celebrating the campanilismo (pride) of regional Italian cooking.

The regional menus are designed by Head Chef Alessandro Bay who trained for ten years under Giorgio Locatelli before taking over in the restaurant when Locatelli moved on. The regional menus will be offered alongside the existing a la carte menu throughout the entire evening of the last Monday of each month and priced at £35 per person for three courses including a glass of Prosecco.

Naples (Monday 29th Feb) is the focus for February with dishes including impepata di cozze (mussel stew) homemade paccheri (pasta) and coniglio all’ Ischitana (a traditional rabbit stew from Ischia, an island located in the Gulf of Naples). The full menu is attached for your interest.

Tuscany (Monday 28th March) includes minestre Garfagnana (bean soup served with spelt from Garfagnana), pappardelle al sugo di anatra (fresh pappardelle with duck ragout) and triglie alla Livornese serviette con patate al profumo di oregano (Livornese-style red mullet served with potatoes perfumed with oregano). Full menu available on request.

Sicily (Monday 25th April) includes insalata di polipo alla Siciliana (Sicilian-style octopus salad), pasta con le sarde (fresh pasta with fresh sardines, fennel seeds, raisins and pine nuts) and involtino di vitello con provola Siciliana (roulade of veal filled with Sicilian provola). Full menu is available on request.

Venice and Puglia will follow in May and June respectively.

If you would like further information, recipes, or to request review spaces on the evenings
please do not hesitate to contact Krista Booker

“Italy’s regions may only be a few miles apart but locals will always insist that the cooking from their home town is far superior to those around them. Our regional dinners will offer customers an insight into the different cooking styles and customs that are shaped by geographic, historical, and climactic differences of the twenty regions across Italy.”
Alessandro Bay, Executive Head Chef

Dates:
Naples on Monday 29th February
Tuscany on Monday 28th March
‎Sicily on Monday 25th April
Venice Monday 23rd May
Puglia Monday 27th June

Price:
£35 per person including a glass of Prosecco

Location:
Diciannove Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
19 New Bridge Street
EC4V 6DB
020 7438 8052

London City’s Crowne Plaza hosts a showcase evening

Diciannove Interior

The Crowne Plaza by Blackfriars Bridge will be hosting a hotel showcase evening on Wednesday 20th January. Guests will be invited to join us for drinks and canapés any time between 6-9pm for the showcase, followed by a sit-down dinner from 9pm in the Italian restaurant Diciannove.

It will be a fun and informal evening to give us the opportunity to introduce our guests to our new client, meet those we have not met in person and catch up with those we have.

If you would like further information on the hotel showcase
please do not hesitate to contact Krista Booker

Timings
6-9pm Hotel Showcase
9pm – dinner at Diciannove

Location
19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DB, England.
020 7438 8000
www.cplondoncityhotel.co.uk
http://www.diciannove19.com