This winter, Queen of Hoxton invites you to step back in time to 1900s surrealist Paris. Join us as we enter a world of extremes, sit back and enjoy the glitz, glamour, romance and eye-popping excess of Lady Celeste’s.
Our cosy rooftop Wigwam will be transformed into a music hall hidden amongst the back-ally Bohemia of Montmartre. Sip on Hot Tarte Tatin Rum in our den of debauchery, dripping in velvet drapes and complete with cabaret tables and curious characters. Warm up with Parisian spiked hot chocolate, a sharing fountain of Absinthe, or Mulled Port and Wine cocktail.
Feast on cheese and wine from our little Paris kitchen, where we’ll be serving up Raclette covered delights like“The Moulin Ooze” – a Mustard Washed Toasted Sandwich With Gruyere Cheese, Raclette, Lady Marmalade Onions & Dijon Mustard. Or The Henri Toulouse Burger – Beef Patty Charred Toulouse Sausage covered with Gruyere Cheese in honour of the French artist.
Outside, meander through the romantic lights and warming fire pits in our rooftop garden to discover the local Absinthe bar and experience both sides of 1990s Parisian excess. Expect grandeur and glory, seedy seductresses and a creative world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in the electrifying enchantment of this decadent and debauched world.
We’ll have a series of immersive events to keep you entertained during the long winter nights, such as surrealist life drawing; intimate Cocktails with London’s real-life cabaret stars (free entry – more on this below), French Feasts in collaboration with Borough Market sellers, and French language exchange speed dating.
Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular. Welcome to Lady Celeste’s…
COCKTAILS WITH CABARET STARS…VIRGIN XTRAVAGANZA
Free entry tickets here queen-of-hoxton.eventcube.io
Date Sunday 4th November
You’ve seen London’s stars of stage in hula hoops; breathing fire and swinging their legs about suspended ropes … but do you want to know how they got there? Join Lady Celeste’s menagerie of talent for intimate cocktails and talks from the stars of the city’s underground drag and cabaret scenes, and hear their recommendations and stories of how to get the most out of the city. For our first event we are delighted to announce London’s Holy one and only Virgin Mary drag compere and comedian!
Virgin Xtravaganzah is an international performer and MC- Iceland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, and throughout Europe. She has brought her shows to The Underbelly Festival, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, and The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. She curates and hosts her semi regular Xtravaganzah variety shows at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. She also regularly comperes for Torture Garden.
SURREALIST LIFEDRAWING IN THE WIGWAM
Date: 18th November
Embrace the inner recesses of your mind and tap into the subconscious in our surrealist life drawing class. Grab a cocktail and sit back in Madam Celeste’s parlour to learn about automatic and surrealist drawing; and hear about the golden age of surrealism in Paris.
SAMPLE FOOD MENU
Charcuterie with Pickles, Potatoes covered in Raclette and served with French Baguette
Raclette Vegetarian with Peppers, Potatoes, Pickles and French Baguette
‘The Moulin Ooze’ – Mustard Washed Toasted Sandwich with Gruyere, Raclette, Lady Marmalade Onions and Dijon Mustard
‘The Moulin Ruse’ Vegan Burger -Forrestier Bun with a Wild Mushroom, Bean and Porcini Mushroom Patty, Tobacco Onions and Sweet Mustard
‘The Henri Toulouse Burger’ Grilled Toulouse Sausage Patty in a brioche bun served with onions and gruyere cheese
SAMPLE COCKTAIL MENU
Hot Buttered Tarte Tatin Rum – Hot Buttered Rum with lashings of caramel, apple and cinnamon flavours made with Spiced Rum
Parisian Hot Forest Gateau – Rich Hot Chocolate with Soya Milk, Cranberry Syrup and Dark Chocolate Cacao. With the optional extra of Cognac
Sloe French 75 – a twist on the classic French 75 – Gin, Lemon, Sloe Berries and Sparkling wine served straight up in a flute
Celeste’s Garden – This enticing floral cocktail is made with Vodka, Rose liqueur, Strawberries, Rose syrup, Pineapple Juice and Vegan Aquafaba (in place of egg whites). Served with Hibiscus leaves.
Launched to the Public Thursday 25th October 2018 until April 2019