Corinthia Hotel London announces collaboration with Sager + Wilde bartender Marcis Dzelzainis at Bassoon Bar

July 9th, 2018

Corinthia Hotel London is partnering with Marcis Dzelzainis and Michael Sager from award-winning East London restaurant and wine bar Sager + Wilde. The collaboration will launch with pioneering bartender Marcis Dzelzainis managing the Bassoon Bar from July 2018, with the introduction of a new cocktail menu and a team spearheaded by Head Bartender, Joshua Joyce, previously of Satan’s Whiskers and the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy.

Dzelzainis’ drinks are inspired by New Orleans classics, but reimagined using modern day knowledge and techniques. The list will be complemented by a Champagne list from fellow business partner Michael Sager and a revised music programme by Simon Eltringham of The Sonic Emporium, continuing the Bassoon Bar’s long withstanding connection to music. Funk and Soul will play throughout the evenings, keeping the bar’s iconic piano shape, but adding in classic DJ decks. Marking a new chapter for the hotel, the collaboration has developed due to a long friendship between Marcis and Food & Beverage Director Benjamin Hofer, who met during Marcis’ tenure at Satan’s Whiskers in Bethnal Green.

Marcis, whose signature style features stripped back serves that focus on balance and flavour, has perfected the drinks list over a number of months, ready to launch this summer. Bringing respectful innovation and pared down drinks to the elegance of the five-star Corinthia Hotel London, the menu will introduce a playful, independent spirit to one of the most prestigious hotel bars in London.

With over fifteen years’ experience, Dzelzainis has worked with some of the most highly regarded people in the international bar scene, including a period at Tony Conigliaro’s innovative venture, 69 Colebrooke Row. Employing the innovative approach to flavour he helped to develop at bars throughout his career, the new menu will showcase his skill for intricate detail presented in classic cocktail form. With the new music programme and paired food offering, Marcis and the team will bring an East London spirit to an iconic venue, minutes from the Thames riverside.

Thomas Kochs, Managing Director of Corinthia Hotel London, said: “At Corinthia Hotel London, it is important to us that whilst we are one of London’s finest 5-star luxury hotels, we also love to explore the city we call home and we are excited by the newness Marcis and Michael bring to the Hotel. When we were first introduced to them by Benjamin, we could tell immediately that they understood the experience we create for our guests. This collaboration sees East London cocktail expertise meet the iconic elegance of Corinthia London and we look forward to our guests and visitors experiencing this at the Bassoon Bar”

Marcis added “Corinthia Hotel London is one of the city’s most prestigious venues, so when the opportunity arose to collaborate in such a unique project, it was an exciting proposition. Bringing the independent spirit of Sager + Wilde in East London with me, I’ve worked hard to keep true to my own style of bartending and hosting whilst reflecting the style of Corinthia at Bassoon Bar”

The collaboration will develop throughout the year, with Sager implementing a new wine menu for The Northall Bar and the Hotel’s restaurants.

Further information about the new cocktail menu will be available from July 2018.

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