Bon Vivant's Newsletter – 6 July 2010

Welcome to Bon Vivant’s latest newsletter, which can be seen in full colour here. Please see below a selection of the highlights that are available to our members over the next few weeks.

Restaurant Offers – Sam’s Brasserie and Harrison’s

Sam’s Brasserie & Bar opened in August 2005 and is located just off Chiswick High Road in the heart of leafy Chiswick. Since it opened, Sam’s Brasserie & Bar has gone on to win a number of prestigious awards including Time Out Best Local Restaurant in 2006 and in 2008 the Evening Standard Award for Best Value Restaurant in London.

Spearheaded and run by Sam Harrison and co-owned by Rick Stein and Rebecca Mascarenhas, Sam’s Brasserie is a buzzy, informal, all-day neighbourhood restaurant and bar with a modern European menu.

Following the success of Sam’s Brasserie & Bar, owner Sam Harrison opened up Harrison’s in October 2007 in Balham, which has a modern brasserie menu. Bon Vivant’s members will receive a complimentary buck’s fizz or bloody mary with every weekend brunch at both restaurants.

Restaurant News – Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Bob Ricard is proud to announce the arrival of its new house Champagne – the legendary Pol Roger.  Both the Pol Roger Reserve Brut NV and the Pol Roger 1999 are available by the glass at £11.50 and £15.50 respectively.  Bob Bob Ricard has a reputation for the best-priced fine wine list in the UK and the two champagnes represent great value for a London restaurant.

To celebrate the new house Champagne, Bob Bob Ricard will offer a complimentary glass of Pol Roger with every lunch ordered in July. The lunch must include any main course plus either a starter or dessert and be ordered before 4pm.

Competition – Win £300 to Spend at Nobu

Keynoir, the online members’ buying club, which offers its members one aspirational and fun thing to experience every day at exclusive, reduced prices, is offering all new members a chance to win a £300 voucher to spend at Nobu.  Join for free today by clicking on

Hotel Offer – Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh

Hotel Missoni is the debut hotel from the luxury fashion house, Missoni. Opened just one year ago, the lavish hotel overlooks Edinburgh’s old town in the heart of the historic city centre. Offering contemporary accommodation and exceptional service in a welcoming atmosphere, Hotel Missoni is the ideal place for meetings, business lunches, entertaining clients and for enjoying well earned breaks with partners or friends.

The hotel has an Italian restaurant, Cucina, which is open all day from breakfast until late. The spectacular bar is positioned in the lobby of the hotel on the ground floor and with its bespoke cocktails list, it is the place to be seen in Edinburgh.

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh would like to offer all Bon Vivant members and newsletter subscribers a complimentary upgrade on arrival (subject to availability), a welcome bottle of wine and a late check out. Please quote Bon Vivant at the time of booking or contact us to make a reservation.

Events Calendar

Below we have included a selection of the events occurring over the next few months.

Fifth Floor Restaurant, Harvey Nichols – Exclusive Dom Pérignon Dinner – 13 July

On Tuesday, 13th July, the Fifth Floor Restaurant will celebrate the wines of Dom Perignon. Hosted by Master of Wine Richard Bampfield, who recently won the European Champagne Ambassador’s Award, this exclusive evening will be a rare opportunity to try three of the Dom Pérignon wines: Dom Pérignon Blanc vintage 2000, the exceptional Dom Pérignon Oenothèque vintage ’95 and the new Dom Pérignon Rose vintage 2000 with a sumptuous four course gourmet meal prepared by Fifth Floor Executive Chef, Jonas Karlsson.

Tickets are limited and are priced at £175 a head. To book a ticket or for more information please contact the Fifth Floor Restaurant on 020 7235 5250.

Veuve Clicquot World Cup Polo Finals – 15th July to 18th July

Now considered one of the premier social events of the British sporting season, we extend an invitation to you to join our hospitality and spectator package at the finals of the most competitive tournament in the World of Polo – The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup at Lord Cowdray’s estate, the home of British Polo.

Teens Choice Awards – 1st August

The Teen Choice Awards honours the year’s biggest achievements in music, movies, sports, television, fashion and more, as voted by those aged 14–19. The Teen Choice Awards is attended by some of the hottest stars and never fails to disappoint its audience with fantastic live music acts.

Starlite Gala Marbella – 7th August

We are delighted to invite you to the Starlite Gala at the Villa Padierna Hotel from The Ritz-Carlton group in a magnificent setting surrounded by 3 golf courses and a lake in Marbella. During the charity gala there will be live performances from renowned artists including Jamie Fox.

MTV Video Music Awards – 12th September, California

As one on the greatest music award ceremonies in the world The MTV Video Music Awards 2010 is set to see some of the best acts in music from around the globe celebrate a year of the top music videos.

Goodwood Revival – 17th to 19th September

The Goodwood Revival is a chance to revel in the romance and glamour of motor racing as it was in the halcyon days on a circuit that has a special place in the history of British motor sport.

London Fashion Week – 17th – 21st September

We are delighted to offer you the chance to immerse yourself in the drama and spectacle of London Fashion Week. Whether it’s an early morning champagne breakfast, a fine dining lunch or an afternoon or evening fuelled with champagne and canapés, experience the exclusivity of the catwalk and witness forthcoming trends before anybody else.

The Ryder Cup 2010 – 28th September to 3rd October, Celtic Manor Resort, Wales

The most anticipated golf tournament in the world is heading to Wales in 2010 where golfers from USA and Europe will battle to claim the Ryder Cup.

Shakira  – 20 December 2010, The O2 Arena

Shakira will take to the O2 Arena on Monday 20 December for the final night of her tour and it promises to be full of life and rhythm. Great individual VIP seats as well as box seats are availability.

O2 Arena Dates

  • Bon Jovi – June 2010
  • Jack Johnson – 30 June 2010
  • Britain’s Got Talent Live – 11 July 2010
  • Rod Stewart – 28 July 2010
  • Gorillaz – 14 & 15 September 2010
  • Les Miserables – 3 October 2010
  • NBA Europe Live – 4 October 2010
  • Disney on Ice – 20 to 31 October 2010
  • Michael Flatley Lord of The Dance – 3 November 2010
  • Peter Kay – November 2010
  • Andrea Bocceli – 12 November 2010
  • JLS – 9 and 10 December 2010
  • Lady Gaga – 16 & 17 December 2010

Wembley Arena Dates

  • Britain’s Got Talent Live – 4 July 2010
  • Cirque du Soleil – 28 July to 1 August 2010
  • Michael Buble – 2, 3 and 4 October 2010
  • Dr Who Live – 8 to 10 October 2010
  • Biffy Clyro – 4 December 2010
  • Paul Weller – 10 December 2010
  • Status Quo – 11 December 2010

Please note that the price and availability of offers are subject to change without notice.

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