Words by Simon Difford
La Maison Rémy Martin opens its doors again, from the 3rd to 27th November 2015 in Soho, London.
Following its success last year, the private members club is back...challenging the conventions of a traditional club by offering unique, one-off events, including masterclasses hosted by some of London's most talented craftspeople and very special Rémy Martin tasting experiences.
There are four floors in La Maison Rémy Martin, each offering a different experience.
The Lounge offers daily workshops intended to encourage participants to "explore and unleash their inner talents". The hosts include:
Ole Hansen, Hansen & Lydersen - Artisanal salmon smoker
Hidden talent: Pianist
Norwegian-born Ole Hansen will be showcasing the art of traditional salmon smoking that has been passed down through four generations of fishmongers. Members will be presented with a smoked salmon masterclass, with the opportunity to taste various cuts, paired with complementary Rémy Martin expressions.
Jodie Kidd - TV presenter and model
Hidden talent: Racing driver
Former supermodel Jodie Kidd has modelled around the world for the biggest high-end labels and photographers. At La Maison Rémy Martin, Jodie swaps presenting and clothing to share her love, skills and experiences in the world of motor racing.
Ollie Phillips - Former International Rugby Player & Head of Innovation at PwC
Hidden talent: Explorer
Former-England rugby sevens captain, Ollie Phillips comes to La Maison Rémy Martin bringing his taste for thrill and adventure by revealing some of his toughest challenges and events that he has experienced around the world.
The Library, located on the second floor, is where members can browse for new and historical bottles of Rémy Martin, including a Rémy Martin VSOP from the 1960s and a special blend of Rémy Martin, exclusively produced for La Maison members.
On the third floor, The Atelier is where you will find the Opulence Revealed session. Taste the aromas of Rémy Martin XO through a visual and interactive display.
Finally, make your way up to the The Hub for a Rémy Martin cocktail, created by some of London's most renowned bartenders including Agostino Perrone, Director of Mixology at the Connaught, who will also reveal his hidden talent of photography during his masterclass.
La Maison Rémy Martin will be accessible for members only, and it's not too late to apply to join. Visit La Maison Rémy Martin website to find out more information.
La Maison Rémy Martin is located at 19 Greek Street, Soho.