You know how sometimes you have those moments that you want to hold onto, and make last forever? Sipping Dom Perignon in the summer sunshine with Angie and Binny was definitely one of those recently. We were enjoying the newly unveiled L’Azure iteration of the Four Seasons terrace, and it was a perfect summer day, made better by the soft sound of honeysuckle fronds rustling on the pergola.
Disclaimer: We were invited guests of the Four Seasons but my (very many) thoughts are only ever mine – repeat visits on my own dime (and shoefies as proof) attest to simply how much I enjoy the je ne sais quoi of the Four Seasons.
L’Azure, tucked away at the end of Amarato’s sophisticated restaurant is the perfect kind of London hideaway.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, in association with Belvedere Vodka and Dom Pérignon, has created L’Azur, an exclusive yacht-themed hideout. I’ve been ‘staycationing’ a fair amount recently, and with local spots like this, is it any wonder?
Throughout the summer, visitors can enjoy one of the delicious new cocktails created by L’Azur’s crew, including the Belvedere Espress, made from Belvedere Vodka, coffee liqueur and cold-press coffee. The drinks menu also includes treats such as the L’Azur Spritz, Four Seasons take on the traditional Aperol Spritz, and The Mule made from Hennessy VS, falernum cordial, apricot brandy, ginger beer and home-made bitters.
We’ll definitely be back before the end of the season, I can feel it in my bones.
Having stayed and sipped in a few Four Seasons hotels around the world, they do set a benchmark for timeless class, which draws us back time and time again.
Set with a crisp white sail and nautical accoutrement, it’s the perfect spot to slip away from the busy city.
The only problem is that the bar is a space for chattering away and before you know it an afternoon has slipped away and life beckons again.
Crisp whites, navy blues and the soft gold shimmer of champagne poured silkily into flutes are the Mediterranean hues of the terrace this summer, and they work so very well.
Executive Chef Romuald Feger’s specially curated ‘Les Petites Bouchées’ menu features a selection of all-time favourites, including ‘La Courgette Fleur’ and ‘Les Salade du Superfood,’ bursting with flavour and perfect for sharing with a group of friends.
We sampled the heavenly tempura’d Courgette flowers, veal burger sliders, an intriguing take on tuna nicoise salad – but in nibble-sized rolls…
…an olive tapenade served with smoky bread that transported my tastebuds to shores afar…
…and a lovely selection of superfood salads, all set out as a convivial serving in a group setting.
They have a fresh selection of cocktails, of which my favourite was this watermelon cooler – the perfect antidote to a grey winter – and their own twist in an Aperol Spritz which was refreshing an delicious (and normally I don’t like them so that says something!)
Desserts include the French classic ‘La Tarte Tropézienne,’ an orange blossom and vanilla cream filled brioche.
Leaving L’Azure, our Four Seasons sliver of Southern France in Mayfair was really rather difficult.