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  • Top Tips for a Bridgerton-like Soirée Worthy of Lady Whistledown

    22 January 2021

    10-11 Carlton House Terrace / Image by Helen Abraham 

    Born in the Victorian era, Searcys has been looking after countless romantic occasions throughout the years. We are confident Lady Whistledown would approve of our suggestions on how to create a Bridgerton-like soirée from home.

    1. Take A Seat

    Place the table against a wall and cover it with linen, preferably white and embroidered. Colour is fine, but avoid prints and designs. Linen napkins are also important, fold them in triangle style.

    2. Something Old, Something New

    Search your cupboards for old-fashioned crystal and silverware, do not worry about matching items. Mismatched cutlery or crockery is very charming and adds more colour to the table.

    3. A Centre Piece That Will Bloom

    Abundance on the table is essential. A good tip on how to create a centrepiece with fruit and flowers is to turn over a nice bowl and place a platter on it to add height. Add cake stands on both sides of the table and fill empty spaces with bakes, iced cupcakes, macaroons, homemade sandwiches and champagne buckets.

    Searcys Blenheim Palace 

    4. Food Glorious Food 

    Serve savoury dishes in small plates and for the main course, we suggest Blenheim Palace’s Salmon with Potted Shrimps recipe.

    5. Flute or Coupe?

    There is no Victorian evening without Champagne, serve them in stylish antique glasses – coupes or any antique flute you can find around the house. Searcys Rosé and Brut Cuvee’s are delivered nationwide, individually or in a six-case pack.  Shop now →

    6. The Perfect Serve

    Bruno Pelletier, Searcys Drinks Ambassador says, “Searcys story has been intrinsically linked with Champagne since our foundation in 1847.”  Bruno gives you the lowdown of the perfect serve here “The bottle should be chilled at 7 to 9 degrees, then place in an ice bucket filled halfway with ice and water. Set your coasters and glasses, present your champagne bottle to the person you are serving, and then prepare for to open the bottle.  The perfect serve should follow these steps: remove the wrapping and undo wire cage, secure with hand and finger over cork cage and open by tilting the bottle whilst turning its base. The opening should make no noise, just a hiss!

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