Last Night of the Proms Specials at St. James’s Hotel in London

- Melissa Mewdell,

View of the Stage at Proms in the Park, LondonOne of the hottest events in the musical calendar, the world-famous Last Night of the Proms in London is not a night to miss.

This annual Hyde Park event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 12, 2009, and St. James’s Hotel and Club is offering guests a fabulous Fortnum & Mason Picnic Package to help make the day as pleasurable enjoyable as possible.

Proms in the Park Event Details:

When: Saturday 12 September 2009, Gates open at 4 p.m.
Where: Hyde Park, London

Now in its fourteenth year, Proms in the Park is still one of London’s most popular events. Sir Terry Wogan presents a host of internationally acclaimed stars, including Katherine Jenkins and Garđar Thór Cortes, with a special appearance from pop legend Barry Manilow.

Proms in the Park favourites the BBC Concert Orchestra provide the accompaniment, conducted by Martin Yates. The party gets under way with BBC Radio 2 presenter Ken Bruce, the Counterfeit Stones and highlights from One Night of Queen with Gary Mullen and The Works.

Proms in the Park Picnic Packages

The luxury hotel in London has teamed up with Fortnum & Mason to offer three luxurious picnic packages which can be freshly prepared with only two hours notice and delivered to the hotel where the St James’s concierge will be happy to arrange a taxi to take guests and their picnics to Hyde Park.

Fresh bread and salad, finest meats and fish, a bottle or two of something fragrant and chilled make outdoor entertaining exquisitely easy and there’s no need to worry about plates, glasses or napkins.

St. James’s Hotel and Club is luxury hotel in London that re-opened in autumn 2008 following an extensive two year renovation and redesign. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in St James’s, near Piccadilly and the prestigious Mayfair areas, St James’s provides the perfect base for shopping, sightseeing, culture (theatre, arts) as well as business meetings or events.

The following picnic packages are based on two sharing and all include a sumptuous overnight in a beautifully appointed bedroom at St. James’s, a delicious breakfast the following morning and, of course, the Proms in the Park tickets:

From just £315* per room per night, savour a scrumptious picnic including:
• Fresh Olives or Carnevale Nuts
• Wiltshire Ham or Pork Rillettes with Crusty Bread
• Poached Salmon or Chicken, Mozzarella and Tomato Pie
• Mixed Leaf Salad
• Strawberries & Mint
• Viognier
• Presented in a Fortnum’s Coolbag with cutlery

St. James' in LondonFor something a little more special, guests can select the following hamper, from only £365* per room per night:
• Smoked Salmon Papillotes
• Barn Reared Chicken with Pesto or Salmon or Lobster Fish cakes
• 2 Salads – Choose from Potato with Walnuts & Blue Cheese, Cucumber & Baby Spinach, Green Leaf, Greek, Tomato Couscous or Crayfish
• 2 x Lemon Posset
• Water
• Chardonnay
• Presented in a Fortnum’s picnic bag

And for the true connoisseurs, guests can go all-out to impress with a gourmet hamper package from £465* per room per night, including:
• Beef Carpaccio
• Half Dressed Scottish Lobster** served with a selection of salads. Choose from Potato with walnuts & Blue Cheese, Cucumber & Baby Spinach, Green Leaf, Greek, Tomato cous cous or Crayfish
• Red Fruit Meringues
• Cheeseboard
• Water
• Blanc de Blanc Champagne
• Chablis Premier Cru
• Presented in a Fortnum’s Wicker Basket with glasses, plates and cutlery

*Rates based on two sharing a Superior room and include accommodation, hamper, breakfast and two tickets to this years BBC Proms in the Park. Subject to availability. Excludes VAT.

Valid 12th September 2009 only

Minimum 2 hours notice to order your picnic.

**Lobster requires 4 hours notice
Ingredients may vary subject to availability of products upon ordering

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