I was lucky enough to be treated to a delicious Valentino Red cocktail at the stunning One Aldwych 5* hotel, just off the Strand, recently. The champagne treat included caviar (not the fish-kind luckily!), which had been soaked in Aperol, Campari and Italian bitters, topped off with a fresh strawberry. It was so tasty – I highly recommend!
The cocktail was in honour of the new Valentino exhibition, just across the road at Somerset House, which is running until the start of March. Valentino: Master of Couture is showcaseing over 130 haute couture designs, worn by icons such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow, alongside tracing the story of the man himself – through the design process to the painstaking crafting of the couture gowns themselves.
To celebrate all things Valentino, One Aldwych is offering a Valentino Afternoon which includes a champagne high tea and tickets to the exhibition. If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day treat, you could even opt for the Very Valentino overnight stay…