Photography by Chris Osburn
Putting the cad in Cadogan, a new Oscar Wilde menu has been introduced by the Cadogan Hotel to celebrate the 115th anniversary of Mr Wilde’s arrest for gross indecency in its Room 118 (the exact date was April 6, 1895). So if you ever wondered what this infamously literary Londoner preferred to sip and sup before (or maybe after) having a shag with one of his lovers, here’s your chance!
The menu consists of Consommé of Prince of Wales (clear beef and veal stock with turnips served in a terrine and baked in pastry, £7.50) and a ridiculously massive slice of Victoria sponge cake (£5.50). Both are delicious. Choice of drink includes a refreshing Hock & Seltzer cocktail (German Rhine wine mixed with a dash of soda, £8.50), a glass of Perrier Jouët (apparently Oscar’s fave, £13.50) or an utterly decadent “Oscar Wilde Absinthe Special” (Absinthe, gin, gomme syrup, and a dash of Angostura Bitters, £8.50).
The Cadogan Hotel is located at 75 Sloane Street (SW1X 9S). Visit the hotel online at www.cadogan.com.