Originally built as the Metropole Hotel, the Corinthia Hotel London was commandeered during World War I and World War II and used as a secret building by Britain’s defense ministry. Then, it was essentially abandoned in 2004. But in 2007, the Corinthia Hotels folks saw the potential for turning the building — with its great location near 10 Downing Street, into a showpiece five-star hotel. In 2011, the building became the Corinthia and now stands as one of London’s most historic hotels.
This week, we broadcast from that legendary hotel and are joined by American ex-pat and writer Amy Laughinghouse who introduces us to her favorite areas of London and where to get the best single malt whisky. And we talk with Sinead Ferguson, menu designer for British Airways, about the actual science behind creating good airplane food (yes, it does actually exist). Corinthia’s executive chef Gary Hollihead talks about the real definition of farm to table (how about roof to table — yes, he’s growing a lot of his own produce), and the secret behind the hotel’s trademark Dover Sole. And we have the hotel’s special artists in residence. All that, and more when we broadcast from the Corinthia Hotel London.
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