Bompas & Parr, the ‘architectural foodsmith’ duo made famous by jelly, will curate the British Menu Archive – a banquet and installation – at Andaz Liverpool Street
The British Menu Archive, Bompas & Parr’s latest project, will present a collection of British menus that celebrate changes in Britain’s culinary culture and history. A grand banquet dinner curated by Bompas & Parr at Andaz Liverpool Street’s 1901 Restaurant on the evening of 28 May will launch the British Menu Archive.
The British Menu Archive installation follows the launch banquet dinner in Andaz Liverpool Street’s 1901 Wine Bar and will feature the old British menus from years gone by. The British Menu Archive runs from 28 May until 30 June.
The British Menu Archive banquet dinner is priced from £45 per person for the dinner, alcoholic beverages not included. The exact menu is under wraps but diners may expect to experience theses extracts from the ancient menus.
Farringdon Club Ward: the toasts to the King and Queen – a lost tradition
Royal Mail Lines: they like the fact they even catered to Kosher meals back in 1959
Smiths Crisps: what a simple, charming menu – includes tomato soup (tinned?) and crisps as a side dish, plus an all-male orchestra. Again, the toasts to the King, the Firm, and Ladies etc
Grosvenor Hotel: note the menu is all in French, as all menus at good restaurants used to be. Beautiful embossing on the cover in gold, plus cucumber as a course!
Dorchester New Years Eve: intrigued by the ‘novelty dancers’
Tickets for the premiere of Bompas & Parr‘s British Menu Archive go are on sale now, priced at £45 per person. These can be purchased via London.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 7618 7000.
Andaz Liverpool Street London, 40 Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7QN