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Meet Giovanni Castorina

Food and Drink / Spotlight /

From serving VIPs to the go-to trends in mixology at the moment – Our Bar Manager, Giovanni Castorina tells us all about his craft.

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Giovanni

Meet Giovanni Castorina

Food and Drink / Spotlight /

From serving VIPs to the go-to trends in mixology at the moment – Our Bar Manager, Giovanni Castorina tells us all about his craft.

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Dry Martini The Bar

Dry Martini Recipe

Food and Drink / Recipes /

Known for the ‘blues’, January isn’t necessarily known for being a happy month. But with our take on dry January, we’ll soon put a stop to that. Whether you opt for our Classic Dry Martini or Dry Dry Martini, pop your glass in the fridge and prepare for a treat!

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What the Galvin brothers will be feasting on this Christmas

Food and Drink /

Want to pull off a meal that will truly impress this Christmas? Here’s some inspiration from Michelin-star chefs, the Galvin brothers.

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Ali Miller Portrait

Q+A with Ali Miller: the creator of our whimsical afternoon tea sets

Food and Drink / Recipes /

When you enjoy afternoon tea at The Athenaeum, you’ll notice teapots, teacups and saucers with some fantastical designs. Clocks shooting out of teapot spouts, a Victorian gentleman flying with butterflies, and quirky maps of Great Britain all add a little whimsy to your afternoon. We speak to Ali Miller, the creator of these incredible designs, to find out about her inspiration and favourite London hideaways.

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Veloute of Potimarron Pumpkin & Cepes

Velouté of Potimarron Pumpkin with Roast Chestnuts and Ceps

Food and Drink / Recipes /

The perfect way to use up leftover pumpkin from Halloween, or the ideal starter for a wholesome Thanksgiving feast – here’s a pumpkin recipe with a little wow-factor from our chefs

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Venison Daube

Daube of Venison with Quince and Chestnut

Food and Drink / Recipes /

This rich autumnal recipe by the Michelin star Galvin brothers will fill your kitchen with the flavours of the season.

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Head Chef Ian Howard

Meet our new Head Chef, Ian Howard

Food and Drink / Spotlight /

We head into Galvin at The Athenaeum’s kitchen to find out more about our new Head Chef, Ian Howard.

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Queens Garden cocktail at The Bar at The Athenaeum

Cocktail of the Month: Queen’s Garden

Food and Drink / Recipes /

Our bartender Giovanni Castorina shares his latest cocktail creation.

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Chris and Jeff Galvin

The Athenaeum’s Chef Patrons: Catey Award win

Food and Drink / Staying With Us /

Chris and Jeff Galvin, the chefs behind our Galvin at The Athenaeum restaurant, have won a Catey Award for their Galvin Green Man pub.

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Champagne Julep

Blog series: secret spots near Mayfair for…a history-filled drink

Food and Drink / Things To Do /

From the oldest drinking hole in Mayfair to the former haunt of the Great Train Robbers, here are our top local spots for a history-filled drink in London.

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