Musa Ozgul, 108 Brasserie
Ozgul started his career on the London hospitality scene in 2010 working as the head commis waiter at Quo Vadis in Soho and was promoted to bar manager in 2014. In 2016, he joined the team at Chess Club before leading the team at TRADE as assistant general manager from 2018.
Ozgul says, "I'm thrilled to have joined the fantastic 108 Bar and to be working in such a well-loved establishment. I'm looking forward to continue to secure 108 as a top drinking destination in London." Located alongside 108 Brasserie on Marylebone Lane, London, 108 Bar offers cocktails together with a small plate menu from executive chef Russell Ford.
Created by Musa Ozgul, bar manager of 108 Brasserie, London
100ml Elderflower Tonic
Garnish with some lovely Italian olives. The olives are perfect to have a bite of, while sipping the Italicus spritz which creates a great match!
The inspiration of this version of Italicus Sprits comes from a local ingredient – allegedly, it's a sacred ingredient in Marylebone – it has grown locally in abundance since the days Henry VIII who had his hunting lodge there (Marylebone Manor House) in early 18th Century. He owned an 8 acre estate which was to the east of the High Street. It's believed his wives use to enjoy making elderflower cordial at the property while the men were out shooting. In the third quarter of 18th Century the Manor House was demolished, the ground was renamed 'Marylebone Pleasure Gardens'. This is the site on which The Marylebone hotel / 108 Brasserie & Bar were built.