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Saturday 25 June 2011

Summer Music Season at Courtyard 51

During the months of July and August, Courtyard 51 will be hosting 12 nights of al fresco live musical entertainment and a 3-course dinner at its magnificent courtyard on 51 Buckingham Gate Hotel. Part of the luxury Indian Taj Hotel Group, the hotel also hosts the splendid Michelin starred Quilon Restaurant (reviewed here).

Dr G and I were invited for the press preview evening last week, but thanks to our unpredictable English weather, as it was pouring with rain, we were relocated to an indoor dining room!

I hope though that by the 1st July when the "Summer" Music Season kicks off, you will be able to enjoy the food and live performances outdoors as planned. The menu we tried was simple but well executed and included a starter of "Greek Salad", followed by "Gin Braised Lamb Shank in an Olive Passatta" for main course and an "Iced Honeycomb Parfait" as dessert.

Three different performances will feature over the 12 nights, ranging from opera arias to classic and contemporary West End musical theatre hits. I am hardly a fan of musicals but I enjoyed the performances by "Cantabile - The London Quartet", an A Cappella style group (unaccompanied singers) that has played for some impressive audiences including New York's Carnegie Hall and the House of Commons.

Tickets for the 3-course dinner and music start from £75, but a limited number of standing-only tickets, for the covered terrace bar, are available from £10. For more information or to make a reservation, contact courtyard@51-buckinghamgate.com or visit the link here.

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful photos you posted. It looks like such a great time, and the food looks amazing!! :)


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