London Concours Launches Luxurious New Hospitality with Searcys and Veuve Clicquot

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The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, has formally launched its new hospitality offering for 2020, developed in partnership with Searcys and Veuve Clicquot champagne. The London Concours was established in 2017 as the capital’s finest automotive garden party and, with these all-new fine food and drink offerings, it delivers on that promise more than ever.

VIP hospitality guests to the London Concours have the option of a three-course lunch menu designed by Searcys in a pop-up 300 cover restaurant on-site at the Honourable Artillery Company Gardens. Searcys will be presenting a lunch menu inspired by the finest British seasonal ingredients with dishes such as Roast Galloway beef with a beer and shallot sauce or a dessert of Earl Grey tea mousse with plum jam. With specially paired wines, fine coffee and petit fours, a Searcys VIP lunch is the ultimate automotive garden party indulgence.

Established in 1847, Searcys is one of Britain’s longest-running hospitality companies, now serving in some of the UK’s most spectacular settings,whether it is lunch on top of the Gherkin, a drink at St Pancras Champagne Bar, a dinner at Blenheim Palace or an afternoon tea at Saatchi Gallery Brasserie. Using seasonal and high-quality produce, Searcys chefs reimagine the modern British dishes we all know and love.

Searcys lunch guests will be treated to a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne reception on arrival, and Veuve Clicquot will also be the welcome drink of choice for the London Concours cocktail party, taking place on both the 10th and 11th June.

Founded in 1772, champagne house Veuve Clicquot is an attitude that sparkles with joie de vivre, embodied by the House’s signature sunburst-yellow colour. Madame Clicquot, the audaciously innovative woman known as la Grande Dame of Champagne, took the reins of the House in 1805, and become one of the first businesswomen of modern times. She perfected production techniques, invented the riddling table and innovated with the first blended rosé champagne. Faithful to the values of creativity and innovation passed on by Madame Clicquot, the Maison marked its bottles with its first yellow label in 1877, making the brand distinctive and instantly recognizable.

Andrew Evans, London Concours Director, said: “The London Concours has always had a spectacular collection of cars at its heart, but now with the truly luxurious refreshments of Veuve Clicquot and Searcys, we’re confident we have a hospitality offering to match. There is unequivocally nothing else like London Concours; this award-winning luxury automotive event provides a totally unique experience within London’s Square Mile for entertaining your friends, colleagues or business associates amongst a selection of the finest cars ever built.

In total, nearly 100 automotive greats of all eras will be on display on the idyllic lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company HQ when the London Concours rolls into the City from 10-11 June. Curated across distinct classes, including ‘The Era of the Hypercar’ and ‘The Pursuit of Speed’, London Concours is the ultimate automotive summer garden party.