Chefs Michel Roux Jr and Simon Phillips are hosting an evening of fine dining in the private dining room of Roux at The Landau, where everything – from chairs and tables to crockery and cutlery –
will be antique.
Phillips owns antiques dealership Ronald Phillips Antiques; he and Roux have sourced pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries worth a total of £3 million for the evening. Their aim is to transform
The Postillion – for one night only – into the most expensively decorated dining room in the country.
The four-course menu will also echo the era the chefs are trying to recreate; it will include dishes from The Langham’s archives that appeared on the hotel’s menu in the 1800s. Each dish will also
be matched to a fine vintage from The Landau’s wine cellar.
Pieces on show will include a pair of Regency Ormolu mounted mahogany side cabinets, made around 1810 for Windsor Castle, and a Regency Rosewood Brass inlaid centre table, made in 1820. Antique
glassware will be supplied by dealer Andrew Lineham. At the end of the evening, all objects will be available to buy.
The event, which will take place on 30 March at 7pm, is being organised in aid of London charity The Dispossessed Fund. There are only 20 places available. Tickets cost £350.