Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Happy Happy Birthday. Le Caprice is 30.

30th Anniversary of Le Caprice, which will be celebrated on the 4th October at the restaurant.

To mark this occasion, London’s most iconic restaurant (recently re-furbished during the month of August) will be releasing a limited edition music book which includes personal quotes from a host of celebrities, alongside the score music of favourite songs.

A bit about the re-furb :

From 8 to the end of August 2011, in celebration of the 30 years since its transformation into the restaurant that it is today, Le Caprice is to undergo a long-awaited “refresh”. In keeping with the monochromatic aura of the restaurant, a new black marble floor will be laid and edged with pristine white marble.  

Undergoing significant work, the bar will reflect these materials and will remain a focal point of the restaurant.  It will be slightly shortened in order to accommodate a larger cloakroom and an area for guests to have a drink before lunch or dinner.  Up to 12 diners will still be able to enjoy the full à la carte menu whilst seated on chrome pedestal barstools with black leather cushioned seats and backs.  Lighting will be a major focus, with back-lit shelving allowing bottles to be displayed in a more aesthetic manner.  The overall effect promises to be stunning.  

The waiter’s station will be revamped in the same materials as the bar, but will remain low key.  On the lower halves of the windows, there will be a discreet sheer white material suspended from a rod.  The original bomb-proof windows will be replaced with new windows etched with the familiar Caprice logo.  Great pain will be taken to retain the ambiance created by the soft lighting, whilst the high level pelmet lights will be replaced.

And, to add a little more glamour to Arlington Street, Le Caprice now boasts alfresco dining with 5 tables (up to 15 covers) on its new terrace.  Royal blue Caprice awnings are in place to provide some cover.  

Le Caprice will be opening its doors again at the beginning of September, with online and telephone reservations for the re-opening available during the period of work.

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