Calabrese to open bar at the new London Playboy Club

16 November, 2010

Top bartender, mixologist and one of the gentlemen of London cocktail bars, Salvatore Calabrese is to open an eponymous bar in the new Playboy Club in London.

London Clubs International and Playboy Enterprises has announced that Salvatore’s will be on the ground floor of the newly-designed club and it will be run on an exclusive ‘members-only’ basis.

The club is scheduled to open around the middle of 2011. It will be at 14 Old Park Lane, the current site of the Rendezvous Casino.

Calabrese with interior designers, Jestico & Whiles, will come up with a bespoke design and the great man will be bringing his own hand picked staff.

Calabrese is quoted as saying: “My vision is to create the best, most luxurious cocktail bar experience in the world.”

Michael Silberling, London Clubs International managing director said “When it comes to cocktails, Calabrese is truly deserving of his Maestro title and his success as FIFTY St James’s is the reason LCI is so keen to work with him again. Quite simply he is the best in the business worldwide and his bar will help to make the Playboy Club an unmissable destination.”


Philip Duff

Make safety sexy

It was the Worshipful Company of Distillers’ annual dinner at the Lord Mayor of London’s residence Mansion House a few weeks ago, and as a junior member of the Gin Guild I was permitted to attend, provided I promised not to pinch any silverware and did a little light sweeping afterwards.

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