Feb 21, 2011
The Candlelight Club is a clandestine pop-up cocktail bar in a secret venue, a stunning, tucked-away den with a 1920s speakeasy flavour, completely lit by candles. Each event offers a one-off bespoke cocktail menu and there are special themes, guest mixologists and featured ingredients, with food and drink masterminded by Will Sprunt, formerly of the Salon d’Éte, plus vintage DJing and live performances.
This time it’s a Mardi Gras special. The New Orleans Mardi Gras (8th March this year) has been held annually on the last Tuesday before Lent since the eighteenth century, and is a wild festival of masks, costumes, parades, music and hardcore partying. Dozens of “Krewes” spend all year putting their displays together and as they process through the city they fling trinkets, specially minted “doubloons” and strings of beads from their floats into an eager crowd. The Mardi Gras even has its own colour scheme of purple, green and gold.
In celebration, The Candlelight Club will have theCandid Jug Orange Bandto keep your feet moving with swaggering New Orleans jazz and delightful bar staff to keep the booze flowing with, as ever, a one-off cocktail menu specially devised for the occasion featuring New Orleans classics and some mind-blowing new creations from our master mixologist Will Sprunt. Then there will be carnival-esque burlesque from the fabulous Miss Vicky Butterfly, a complimentary sandwich buffet and the tender ministrations of our house DJ MC Fruity.
Cocktail list and other details to come…