Cubicle Dreamin': What is Juliana's Restaurant Like?
Cubicle Dreamin' is a feature in which we ask the hotel mavens to take some time out of their busy work day, surf the Internet, and tell us what hotel they wish they could beam themselves to right that very second--all on the slave driving companies dime, of course. Oh, like these people aren't surfing aimlessly anyway--at least now their purposeless clicking will be cobbled together into useful hotel stories--we hope. Have a destination hotel you are just dying to leave your cube for? Send the story our way.
In this episode, Senior Editor Juliana heads to England to see if there has been some unlawful trademarking of her name. Enjoy.
I'm already sick of sifting through the emails that piled up in my inbox while I was playing with conchs in the Bahamas but it was actually a routine press release that I received yesterday that caught my eye.
First, the email subject's heading "Don't Stay Home for the Holidays!" made me groan--it's another example of how desperate hotel PR/marketing execs are to have your business over the holiday season. (I understand New Year's Eve but is Christmas not a sacred day anymore?)
But aside from that what really got my attention was a hotel package listed within the email at the Cotswold House in Chipping Camden, England. Why? Because the hotel has a restaurant and a bar named after me! Little ole' me! Juliana's Restaurant is described as:
elegance without pomposity, defining the superb quality of the cooking at Cotswold House and is the showcase for the skills of our new Head Chef, John Sherry, and his kitchen team. Immerse yourself in a sophisticated, contemporary environment, surrounded by artwork and design as exciting as the food on your plate.
Such "exciting" food includes some serious game like rabbit, foie gras, veal and lamb. Ok so the restaurant was not really named after me. But Juliana is not a very common name (the one "n" spelling, that is) so it wasn't that much of a stretch.
Since I'll probably be spending New Years Eve in Los Angeles watching over my husband who will without a doubt drink too much and be overcome by The Slur Monster, I'm fantasizing about three nights at the Cotswold. If only to meet the real inspiration for Juliana's restaurant, if she exists, and see what she's made of.
Maybe it will be like that movie The Holiday, except I won't be able to sleep with Jude Law. Or can I? It's my Cubicle Dreamin' afterall.
Package detes after the jump if anyone wants to join me.
A New Year's Eve Package at the Cotswold House:
The three-night, New Year’s package goes like this: December 30 – Pre-dinner drinks and a three-course dinner at Juliana’s Restaurant New Year’s Eve – breakfast in your room, afternoon tea, a cocktail party with canapés and Champagne, and a superb five-course gala dinner followed by dancing to a live ‘60s band in the beautiful Montrose Suite; New Year’s Day – breakfast served until 11:30am, followed by a Jazz Lunch with restorative Bloody Marys or Champagne and more live music. Now that’s the way to celebrate. From $3,103/double for three nights, with a fourth night for just $206.