Absolut Elyx brings a Swedish-inpsired winter hideaway to the heart of London
On November 7th, Rosewood London will reveal its anticipated winter terrace – this year named The Elyx Chalet at Rosewood London – in partnership with world-renowned luxury vodka brand, Absolut Elyx. The hotel’s spectacular courtyard will be transformed into the snowy and enchanted winter wonderland of Southern Sweden, in the heart of central London.
Until February 29th, the charming surroundings of a Swedish inspired lodge will be transported to the capital, for guests to enjoy seasonal cooking and beautiful cocktails in a magical setting. The chalet – nestled in the heart of Rosewood London – will mix an authentic Swedish aesthetic with Absolut Elyx’s signature chic and eclectic style. Exuding warmth, the distinctive winter terrace will offer respite from the crowds; the perfect space to settle in for the evening.
Traditional fir trees will align The Elyx Chalet, laced with fairy lights and delicately dusted with snow. When inside, thoughtful details – such as snow globe effect porthole windows, and abundant cushions and throws in velvet and fur – will immerse guests in the look and feel of snowy Sweden. As a nod to the character and style of Absolut Elyx, subtle and elegant handmade copper decorations will be dotted throughout and bring the chalet to life. Pops of colour will appear with rich pink and teal velvet cushions, as these touches and ornaments pay homage to the vintage copper column still where Absolut Elyx’s luxury spirit has been made entirely by hand since 1921.
beautifully decorated copper Elyx bar will be serving an array of Swedish-inspired hot and cold drinks. First up, and served in a wooden vessel, the Glögg is Absolut Elyx’s creative twist on a mulled wine; mixing red wine, port and spices. Tomte’s Nectar (‘Tomte’ being a mythological Swedish character), is served in a copper gnome-shaped glass and combines Absolut Elyx with Apricot Brandy, Blackberry Sherbert and Ginger Ale; while The Nutcracker mixes Spices and Peanut Butter washed with Absolut Elyx for a sweeter treat.
The Gurka Martini is a seasonal take on this classic cocktail, with Douglas Fir infused Cocchi Americano and Manzanilla Sherry. Unique to the menu will also be a Taiga Old Fashioned with Porcini Mushroom infused whisky, Oak Smoke and Black Walnut Bitters, garnished with Douglas Fir to heighten the sense of being in a real winter forest.
Holborn Dining Room’s Executive Head Chef Calum Franklin will serve a menu of winter dishes, some with a Swedish twist, to pair perfectly with the Absolut Elyx cocktail menu. Visitors can choose from an array of both sweet and savoury menu options, served until late, including: – Jersey Rock oysters – Monkshill farm scotch egg with caper mayonnaise – Gin cured salmon, pickled cucumber and soda bread – 50 day aged Cornish rare breed sirloin with bearnaise sauce – Squash, sage and spelt risotto with spenwood cheese – Pear & Pump St chocolate sponge with ginger ice cream – Paris brest, pistastico, raspberry and white chocolate.
The Elyx Chalet at Rosewood London is open from 4pm until late from November 7th – February 29th. In January – February 2020, The Elyx Chalet at Rosewood London will be open Wednesday – Saturday, 4pm till late.