Last Thursday I popped down to London for a night of Jazz and Swing at The Bloomsbury Hotel. When the invite* popped into my inbox with the subject – Absolute Bublé- I definitely took notice. Whilst this was a tribute night rather than the real thing (one day) I was still excited and looking forward to the evening.
The evening started with a cocktail which the mixologist had created, especially for Valentines Day and LFW, called Issadora. It tasted fresh and fruity. It was divine with ingredients of Bombay Gin, Lychee liquor, Lychee juice and garnished with a blackberry and rose petal.
We had a selection of meats and breads to start. I do love the social side of sharing platters. I particularly enjoyed the homemade pastry filled rolls and the hams.
We then decided to choose off the menu. I had a steak which was perfectly cooked. My fellow dinner guests enjoyed pan fried Welsh valley lamb rump, goats cheese and herb crust port sauce; lime cured tuna with sesame roll salad, quail egg and micro cress; and Perthshire beef fillet, spinach with stilton, balsamic shallots and potato sauce. The evening was finished with coffee and a macaron.
Having been to a few tribute nights, in the past, you never know how they are going to turn out. But I have to say Kev B ‘Absolute Bublé’ was extremely good. He sang a host of Bublé’s songs, as well as swing, Rat Pack, Big Band and engaged with the audience throughout. Fellow guests also enjoyed the music with a few evening getting up to have a dance.
It was great to meet some new people and enjoy a relaxed evening with quality food and easy listening music – who could ask for anything more. It made me wonder why I don’t pop down to London for an evening our more often.
The Bloomsbury is hosting more Jazz and Swing nights on 13th March, 15th May and 12th June. At £25 per person, which includes a selection of sharing platters and a glass of Rose Champagne, I think that’s pretty good value for a night out at a top London hotel.
*Thank you to The Bloomsbury Hotel and Relish Content