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By Lauren Hill | November 17 2017
This fall, the highly anticipated Ten Trinity Square Private Club opened alongside London’s new Four Seasons hotel, housing the first Château Latour Discovery Room outside France, as well as an exclusive Château Latour dining room. Set within one of the city’s historic landmarks, the club brings together the grandeur of its setting with gastronomy, fine wine and a wealth of lavish amenities. It was in the hands of Asian developer Reignwood, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and French wine estate Château Latour that this concept was achieved with such success.
Designed by the architect and craftsman Bruno Moinard, the club was shaped around the original boardrooms and executive offices of the historic building. Now you can find a collection of palatial rooms for relaxing, socializing, drinking and dining. Among these is a specially curated library, billiards room, members’ bar and dining room, and a cigar shop that lies alongside a sampling lounge where master of Havana cigars Paola Paolillo is on-hand to help members appreciate fine cigars with the club’s selection of cognac and whisky. Owing to the owner Reignwood’s connection to Wentworth, a room has been dedicated to the golf club too.
Each room is resplendent in its design with hand-carved walnut paneling, ornate ceilings, grand fireplaces and elaborate chandeliers, as the building’s historic features are restored back to their original state. A river design—meant to symbolize the river running through Bordeaux—then leads members along the club’s winding corridor to the Château Latour Discovery Room.
Undoubtedly one of the club’s greatest draws, the discovery room takes design inspiration from the Château Latour tasting room in France, replicating its layout while taking this building’s original features into account. It’s here that some of Château Latour’s most sought after vintage wines are on display, allowing members to buy as well as taste wines directly from the cellars of Château Latour and Artémis Domaines estates.
It’s also in this unique space that members are offered the Château Latour Discovery and Dining experience, marking a first for the prestigious wine estate. In specially curated tastings, wines selected by award-winning sommelier Jan Konetzki are complemented by canapes created by the three-Michelin-star chef Anne-Sophie Pic, a culinary great who’s been inspired by three generations of French gastronomy.
Telling the story of Château Latour and Artemis Domaines’ heritage, as well as the culinary identity of the Pic family, the exclusive menu features modern plates that are based on the Pic family’s recipes. Designed to complement the wines you’re introduced to, these dishes range from red mullet and foie gras mosaïque with bouillabaisse jelly to roasted Scottish lobster with chestnut taglioni and a rich homardine sauce, and Pithiviers of pigeon and foie gras with red kampot pepper and cocoa bean. These indulgent plates are followed by a selection of classic French desserts, which again show the chef’s contemporary culinary style.
Adding even more appeal, the club also gives members the opportunity to join the luxury spa at the adjoining hotel Four Seasons Trinity Square where facilities include an indoor pool, sauna, hammam, steam room and fitness center. Events here then range from arts and cultural presentations to exclusive performances and wine tastings, enabling members to meet, socialize and be inspired, fulfilling the club’s aim of providing a global meeting place for business and cultural exchange.