The iconic London hotel, The Dorchester is the setting for the opening scene of the new James Bond book written by internationally acclaimed best-selling author William Boyd, and the perfect place to read it, and enjoy a special breakfast, on publication day, Thursday 26 September. A book reading by William Boyd will be held on Saturday 28 September, when the author will also share his experiences of writing the book and sign copies for guests.
The breakfast, which Bond treats himself to on his 45th birthday in 1969, consists of “four eggs, scrambled with pepper sprinkled on top, half a dozen rashers of unsmoked bacon, well done, on the side and a long draught of strong black coffee”.
From Thursday 26 September, guests quoting ‘Solo’ whilst making a breakfast reservation will receive a copy of the book or can choose to listen to the audio version on an iPod over breakfast. Restaurant guests also have the option of listening to hits from the 60s on an iPod, be given a copy of a national newspaper and the menu from 1969, and will be served their breakfast silver service in keeping with the 60s. Once a week, a table will be chosen at random to be charged the Grill Menu’s 1969 price, a sum just short of £2.
Martini master classes are also provided at The Bar at The Dorchester by expert alchemist bar manager Giuliano Morandin.
For ‘Breakfast with Bond’, available until 30 November 2013, book English Breakfast priced at £32 and quote ‘SOLO’ to receive a complimentary copy of the book. For tickets to the Saturday 28 September ‘Breakfast with Bond’ William Boyd reading priced at £69 per person, please quote ‘BOYD’. TheDorchester.com