The St. Regis in Atlanta is throwing a big bash for their anniversary as well as the sinking of the Titanic on which the St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV was an ill-fated passenger.
The hotel is hosting their “100 Years & 100 Bottles” cocktail reception on April 10, 2012 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., with their saber-brandishing Sommelier and Wine Director Harry Constantinescu slicing open one hundred bottles of Heidsieck champagne.
Hors d'oeuvres will be inspired by the last dinner aboard the Titanic on April 15, 1912 including smoked Kumamoto oysters, caviar sabayon, pate de foie gras en croute, braised beef chef roulade with potato croquette and béarnaise sauce, profiteroles and peach- and chartreuse-encapsulated petit fours.
To pay tribute to the Titanic, the St. Regis Bar will be serving a cocktail called “The Centennial” made with 1912 Madeira Verdelho Reserva, Domaine de Canton ginger liquor, Krug Rosé Champagne and Breckenridge Bourbon.
Colonel Astor fought with General Breckenridge in the Spanish-American War, according to the hotel, which further notes that the special Centennial Cocktail is garnished with an edible orchid which was the favorite flower of Colonel Astor’s mother Caroline.
The cocktail is yours for $100 and includes a commemorative St. Regis Champagne Coupe.
Doing its research well, the St. Regis Atlanta has also come up with Titanic-related and era-appropriate menu and events for the month of April.
Guests to the St. Regis this month will be treated to their Legacy Afternoon Tea, a beloved tradition of Colonel Astor's mother, Caroline Astor, served up by St. Regis butlers in tuxes and white gloves.
At the signature restaurant, Paces 88 American Bistro, Executive Chef Joseph Trevino has created Titanic-based dishes for a special commemorative menu.
To add to their Titanic experience at the St. Regis Atlanta in April, guests can book the Empire Suite for $ 3,300, the same price of a deluxe parlor suite aboard the RMS Titanic in 1912, which includes a bottle of Heidsieck Blue Label Champagne, the same Champagne served on the luxury liner, and breakfast for two at Astor Court or Paces 88 American Bistro.