Discover the Cave of the Golden Calf
at Heddon Street Kitchen
Heddon Street, Regent Street’s food and drink quarter, may only be 100m long but under the street’s cobbles are layers of fascinating history.
From 15 - 18 June, Hidden Heddon, part of London Festival of Architecture, will uncover the secrets of Heddon Street’s past through installations, live music performances and an open studio. Visitors to the street throughout the weekend will be invited on a free treasure trail to discover Heddon Street’s past, including 'The Cave of the Golden Calf' at our very own Heddon Street Kitchen.
From 1912-1914, the West End was a vibrant meeting place for London’s creatives, and one of the area’s most notorious venues was the basement of what is now Heddon Street Kitchen. The famous private club, ‘Cave of the Golden Calf’, attracted artists, writers and performers and epitomised decadence and debauchery.
During Hidden Heddon, Heddon Street Kitchen will be home to a number of Golden Calf inspired mementos, including an entrance through which guests can experience the unique atmosphere of the curtained 'Cave' bar, films from the 1900s and early 20th century inspired cocktails created exclusively for Hidden Heddon:
The Cave of the Golden Calf, £10
Applejack shaken with lime juice, pomegranate and orange
Madame Strindberg, £10
Bombay Sapphire with apricots, lime juice, apricot brandy and Peychaud’s Bitters
Spencer Gore, £10
Woodford Reserve, Benedictine, Martini Rosso and Absinthe over the rocks
In 1912, the Cave of the Golden Calf was created by Madame Strindberg. She leased a draper’s basement below Heddon Street Kitchen and transformed it into a low-ceilinged nightclub which soon became a haunt for the wealthy, aristocratic and bohemian. Mixology has evolved hugely since these times, but at Heddon Street Kitchen, our bartenders are going to basics with our cocktails inspired by this era. Ingredients such as Applejack, America’s oldest spirit, were prominent in drinks served at this time, along with Absinthe, Benedictine and Peychaud’s Bitters.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to discover a piece of history at Heddon Street Kitchen - try one or all three of our delicious Hidden Heddon cocktails from 15 - 18 June.
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