Quaglino’s celebrates with Bellinis and meringues

Cigarette Girl with Meringues quaglinosLegendary bar and restaurant Quaglino’s in St James’s in London is celebrating its 21st birthday with the launch of a Bellini Bar.

Part of D&D London, it will host the pop-up bar for five months from now until July 5 in partnership with the Meringue Girls, specialists in hand-crafted meringues, headed by Alex Hoffler and Stacey O’Gorman.

It is serving 21 varieties of bellinis such as Orange Marmalade, Beetroot, Black Cherry and Basil & Mandarin, each paired with different meringue “kisses” from the Meringue Girls.

The Meringue Girls have also created an exclusive Peach & Champagne Bellini-flavoured meringue, to be served in the Bellini Bar alongside a multi-coloured assortment of flavours including Pistachio, Rosewater, and Lemongrass and Ginger.

From March, the venue will welcome back its legendary Cigarette Girls who, instead of cigarettes, will offer guests meringue kisses served from the cigarette trays used in the 1990s.

Throughout May, visitors to Quaglino’s will also enjoy a pop-up flower garden, including workshops with floral specialists Pinstripes & Peonies to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show.

Floral-infused meringue kisses from the Meringue Girls will be paired with garden-inspired Bellinis such as Orange Blossom, English Rose, French Violet and Lavender Honey.

Quaglino’s dates back to 1929 when a hotel and restaurant was opened on the side under Giovanni Quaglino, attracting the rich and famous, including royalty. It was revived in February 1993 by restaurateur Sir Terence Conran who sold it to D&D in 2007.

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