Experimental Cocktail Club
In 2006 Romee De Goriainoff abandoned a career in finance to open the Experimental Cocktail Club, which brought creative mixology to the previously staid Parisian cocktail scene. In 2010 he debuted this London outpost housed in an intimate, low-lit Georgian townhouse in Chinatown, outfitted with mirrored ceilings and velvet and leather armchairs. The complex, inventive cocktails range from the St.-Germain-des-Prés (Hendrick’s gin, elderflower liqueur, egg white, chile, lime and cucumber) to mysterious premixed cocktails that arrive in a brown apothecary bottle meant to be poured tableside.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.