With less than five days to go before Forest Hill Gin Club’s opening event, I thought I’d share some of the detail; firstly, and most importantly, tickets!
Tickets are being sold in advance so we have some ideas of numbers for food (see below). We will be providing a buffet of free food on the night, as well as your first drink – so we are selling tickets in advance in order to make sure we have enough to go around! Online ticket sales end on Thursday – follow the link to avoid missing out – go to Eventbrite – Tickets are also available at The Archie Parker is you would rather pay by folding money or coin of the realm!
Everyone buying a ticket will be signed up for FREE membership of the Gin Club, which means you get first refusal on future events and discounted offers. In the future a small membership fee will be charged.
On The Night – Gin
Toby Asker-Browne will be making cocktails on the night (see below), but we will also have a Gin & Tonic Menu. Prices have yet to be finalised, but there are currently 33 gins ready for you to taste, and this number may well rise by Saturday night.
The menu includes local gins, such as Jensen’s and Sipsmith; a range of English gins – Brokers; Williams Chase; Bulldog; Brighton; Silent Pool and Adnams to name but a few; international gins such as Gin Mare from Spain, Monkey 47 from Germany, Copperhead from Belgium and Hope on Hoskins from South Africa. Add to this some of the growing number of fantastic Scottish gins such as Crossbill, Rock Rose and The Botanist, and you can see that it is any gin lover’s dream. Plus we will have four different tonic waters and a range of garnishes to suit the individual style of each gin.
On The Night – Food
Tablet Catering will be providing a gin-based menu to compliment the evening – with an English / Colonial tapas type theme with gin-cured salmon, chicory leaf of coronation chicken; polenta cake with cashew pesto and artichoke and more.
On The Night – Cocktails
This is very much down to Toby, but we’ll certainly be having a range of cocktails including a Royal Gin Fizz, a Raspberry Parker and a Gin Sour.
Prices for drinks will start at £4 for gin (and range up over £10 for some of the best gin & tonics known to man!) although we will also have bottled beer and soft drinks available for those who are driving or have taken a wrong turn thinking this was the Forest Hill biscuit club (if that doesn’t exist, it should!)
I will update this post with more information as I get it….