Artesian launches Surrealist cocktail list

14th July, 2015 by Lucy Shaw

The ever innovative Artesian at The Langham hotel has launched a new cocktail menu inspired by an erotic cookbook written by Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí.

Salvador Dalís Les Diners de Gala

The bar’s envelope pushing mixologists Alex Kratena and Simone Carpale dipped into Dalí’s Les Diners de Gala in search of ideas for their new list.

The duo have taken a perfumier’s approach to the cocktails, giving scent, presentation and garnishes as important a role as flavour in the final serve.

Led by André Breton in the 1920s, the Surrealists were inspired by Freud and imbued both everyday objects and their dreams with lofty significance.

Their aim was to try and give meaning and expression to their inner workings of their subconscious through automatic writing,….

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