The pop culture junkies at Drink Company are wasting no time after Shaw’s current Cherry Blossom Pub closes at the end of the month, racing to transform the former Eat the Rich space into a glorious tribute to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The hospitality group’s Godzilla-themed installation is scheduled to end on Sunday, April 29. From Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 20, the one-time raw bar will be filled with flowers, sparkly drinks, and a replica of the cake that’ll served at the actual wedding, reports Washingtonian.
The projects team at Drink Company is studying the actual wedding venue and plans to recreate the columns and stained glass windows found at St. George’s Chapel. Meanwhile, the back of the bar is projected to look like the throne room at Buckingham Palace. Themed cocktails ($13-$14) will include a cucumber French 75 called “Put a Ring on It” — paired with a fake engagement ring — and a “Markle Sparkle” drink complete with edible glitter. Even glasses will get the royal treatment, with Waterford crystal providing teacups and saucers for a “Strawberry Cuppa” Scotch and strawberry vermouth cocktail. The bar plans to open at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 to host a viewing party of actual wedding.
The Four Seasons in Georgetown also plans on streaming the international event, and executive chef Andrew Court (originally from Birmingham, England) has a custom menu in the works. His London Bridges pays tribute to a traditional English breakfast with two eggs any style, baked beans, sausage, Canadian bacon, portobello mushroom, and grilled tomato ($29). The restaurant will also offer tea service with traditional scones, clotted cream and house made jam ($14).
Need more? The Four Seasons’ lavish “Royal Windsor Retreat” ($40,600) package for two that weekend includes a two-night stay in its 4,000-square-foot suite, a personal butler wearing tails, a top hat, and white gloves, airport transit in a personal car, breakfast, and a themed dinner.
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