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Arnie& Jordana go arty.
The Arts Club, Dover Street
L
uxury is the ethos behind our London trip
so Jordana and I thought we would
venture on down to the very slick Arts
Club on Dover Street in Mayfair. The only issue
we had was that it is a strict member’s venue.
Hmm, quick telephone call to our great friend and
businessmentor,Miss IsleeOliva andwewere in.
Nestled in the heart of London, The Arts Club
offers its members an exclusive haven on
Mayfair’s opulent Dover Street. Gary Landesberg
the Restaurateurs Arjun and Jai Waney fellow
Sindhis, the masterminds behind this reinvented
retreat, have sought to retain the heritage and
charm of this authentic landmark whilst
introducing the club as the hub of contemporary
cultural life in London.
Designed by David D’Almada of Sagrada, the
space consists of a series of individually furnished
rooms, including a sophisticatedMembers Library
accented in warm bronzes and rosewood, the
Brasserie and Oyster Bar, finished in rich shades
of blue with Deco-inspired shagreen tiles and a
dramatic black, white and grey Italianmarble floor
in geometric design. At the heart of the space is the
Grand Staircase, pulling together the past and
present of the Club, made of solid creamy-white
marble with a bronzed balustrade.
The state of the art kitchens are under the
stewardship of Chef Director Raphael Duntoye
of La PetiteMaison. The extensivemenu, offering
breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner will be
filledwith sumptuous light and simple dishes that
pay homage to the very best seasonal and fresh
produce. An in-house bakery fronted by Executive
Pastry Chef Claude La Marche, formerly of The
Dorchester, will boast an exciting selection of
pastries and cakes, including the renowned
Kugelhopf!
The Arts Club Curator, Amelie von Wedel of
Wedel Fine Art, has meticulously selected the art
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