You'll Be Globetrotting From The Dinner Table At Andaz London This Summer
They sure do things different in England. As the country's capital preps for the 2012 Olympics this summer, Andaz Liverpool Street has come up with a cool way to celebrate all—or, at least, some—of the nations that will be calling on the city over the coming months.
Their idea? A World Food Marathon, in which each of Andaz's restaurants will concoct a different "international" dish every day from July 2 to July 27, leading up to the Olympics Opening Ceremony. That's 26 distinct dishes, each inspired by a different staff member's native country.
Interestingly, the total number of nationalities represented by the hotel's staff actually numbered 40, but they had to narrow it down to 26 to represent the number of miles in a marathon. For the dishes that made the final cut, each staff member worked together with the chef to make sure the recipe was accurately recreated.
Foodtripper reports that some of the multicultural offerings will include Mango Pavlova from Australia, Korean spicy pork and Polish golabki.
1901, Catch, Eastway and Miyako (the hotel's four restaurants) will all be participating in the month-long promotion, meaning that some of the dishes (like seafood at Catch, and Japanese fare at Miyako) might feel more "at home" than others. Prices will range from £7 for starters, £14 for entrees and £6 for dessert.
Regardless, we see this as just another excuse to hop on the internet quick, and book that Olympics hotel room before they're all gone! We did a search on the hotel's website for a room on Monday July 30, three days after the opening ceremony, and found an Andaz Single going for GBP 480/night. But we can't imagine that's going to last...so unless you just plan on dining here (and sleeping on a friend's couch), better get booking!
[Photo: Andaz Liverpool Street]