As the winter evenings draw in, The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant in Knightsbridge (Cadogan Place, London SW1X 9PY; www.theribroom.co.uk; tel: +44 (0)20 7858 7250) is launching a new pairing menu, marrying one of The Rib Room’s finest cigars with a spirit to perfectly complement the after-dinner experience.
The carefully curated pairing menu by Head Sommelier Louise Gordon matches a range of the finest cognacs, whiskies and sherries with a cigar of the highest quality from The Rib Room’s humidor.
Cigar fans buying two boxes of cigars will be entered into a draw to win the chance to store their cigars in one of the exclusive cigar keeps free of charge for a year.
As night falls, The Rib Room’s cigar terrace is transformed into a COSA (Cosy Outdoor Smoking Area): heated, hidden away and providing a paradise for cigar aficionados to indulge their passion and savour their selection to the fullest.
Head Sommelier Louise Gordon comments: “We have an outstanding selection of premium spirits and quality cigars in stock at The Rib Room so I am thrilled to present a menu that pairs the distinctive aromas and flavours of both so well. I believe we have created a varied menu that guests will enjoy, learn from and revisit again and again.”
A highlight from the cigar pairing menu is a Cohiba Maduro Genios cigar accompanied by a glass of Zacapa 23 Year Old, ultra-premium rum. The unique honey, butterscotch, spiced oak and dried fruit flavours beautifully offset the toasty leather and nutty qualities of the Genios.
The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant is a legendary Knightsbridge institution offering an array of modern British dishes redefined for the 21st century by Head Chef Ian Rudge, created using the finest ingredients from the four corners of the UK. Diners can choose from a blend of classic British dishes such as the signature Aberdeen Angus rib of beef and modern, seasonal options all accompanied by a carefully selected wine list presented on fully interactive iPads.
Cigar Pairing Price List:
• Trinidad Reyes & Croizet XO – £13.00/£17.50
• Romeo Y Julieta Wide Churchill 2010 & Poli Sassicaia Grappa – £24.00/£20.00
• Cohiba Maduro Genios & Zacapa 23 Year Old – £30.00/£18.00
• Montecristo Petit Edmundo & For Peat’s Sake – £17.00/£15.00
• Partegas Serie P2 & Harviestoun Ola Dubh – £24.00/£12.00
• Padron1964 Anniversary Series Torpedo & Johnny Walker Double Black – £28.00/£11.00
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards.
The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant, www.theribroom.co.uk, is located on the ground floor of Jumeirah Carlton Tower, situated in the heart of Knightsbridge. Recently awarded three AA Rosettes for culinary and service excellence, The Rib Room Restaurant is elegant and intimate blending tradition with contemporary design. Located on the corner of Sloane Street and the picturesque Cadogan Place, The Rib Room serves the best British cuisine with a superb selection of wine and cocktails. The Rib Room Bar is a glamorous destination for drinks or a light bite, offering an exciting array of cocktails, premium gins and bespoke bitters. The recently opened al fresco terrace offers a menu including an array of modern British dishes and Rib Room specialties and is transformed at night into a Cosy Smoking Outdoor Area (COSA) for die-hard cigarists.
Jumeirah Carlton Tower, situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, is a landmark hotel acknowledged as one of London’s finest. The hotel is noted for its fine dining, famous Peak Health Club & Spa and enviable location off Sloane Street – the Capital’s most fashionable shopping area. Jumeirah Carlton Tower has 216 rooms and suites, all individually styled with a calm and contemporary feel, together with The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant, GILT Cocktail Lounge, Chinoiserie and The Club Room.