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The Keiko Menu

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Benihana are delighted to announce the launch of The Keiko Menu, designed in honour of the CEO Keiko Ono Aoki who has taken over the Benihana empire since founder Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki sadly passed away in 2008.

Keiko is a constant support for the global chain of restaurants and this is celebrated in her 9 course menu detailed below.

This menu is for ladies only and costs £30 per person for 9-courses, a plum-wine cocktail, a glass of wine and 25% off Champagne and sparkling wine.

Benihana offers group seating around the Teppan, central locations in Piccadilly and King’s Road and a menu designed and presented with ladies in mind priced at exceptional value. This promotion is ideal for ladies-only gatherings especially as an antidote to the forthcoming World Cup.

This offer is available at both lunch and dinner times and launches today until the end of August.

The Keiko Menu – 9-courses for £30 per person
1. Onion Soup
2. Benihana salad with homemade ginger dressing
3. Starter plate (rock n roll sushi, tofu with ikura, edamame & avocado) (pictured)
4. Vegetable Tempura
5. Prawn & vegetable appetisers
6. Hibachi Salmon
7. Chicken crêpe with hoi sin sauce
8. Hibachi Steak with mushroom – served with Hibachi Rice
9. Cheesecake dumpling
Plus: Plum wine cocktail and a glass of House wine (choice of red / white / rosé)

Availability:
Mon-Fri / 12-3pm & 5.30-10.30pm / Ladies only

About Benihana:
My Kitchen Is Your Table:
Benihana provides a private chef to every table who creates the meal in front of the diners on the 360 degrees Teppan grill. The meals are served in several courses

Address:
Benihana Chelsea, 77 King’s Road, SW3 4NX
Telephone: 020 7376 7799
Covers: 140

Benihana Piccadilly, 37 Sackville Street, W1S 3EH
Telephone: 020 7494 2525
Covers: 160

Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday for lunch service (12-3pm) and dinner service (5.30-10.30pm)
Sundays and Bank Holidays (12-3pm & 5pm – 10pm)

Links:
www.facebook.co.uk/BenihanaUK
www.twitter.com/BenihanaUK
www.instagram.com/benihanauk
www.benihana.co.uk

An Audience with Mo

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Fourteen Ten are proud to support An Audience With Mo, hosted by Steve Cram.

This sport-themed black-tie evening is raising funds for two exceptional charities; The Mo Farah Foundation and COCO, Steve Cram’s children’s charity. Both work predominantly overseas providing a support so vitally needed in remote and struggling regions of Africa.

Both Mo and Steve will be sharing stories and insights such as what did it really mean when Mo took Cram’s 28 year old 1500m UK record. They will be joined by a host of sporting legends, live musical entertainment and some few famous faces in the audience.

April 15th
The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London
Buy tickets here for the 3-course dinner and Champagne reception.

Recommended Site: From Britain With Love

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At Fourteen Ten we particularly enjoy collaborating with online media that demonstrates the same ethics and messages as our clients.

Once we find these pairings we do our very best to propose a solution that works at it’s very best for both client and site. How can we share markets? How can we drive Social Media? What can we give back to make the partnership beneficial for all parties? Can we perpetuate a long-term relationship? Our approach is all about building relationships, after all this is what social stands for.

One site we enjoy working with is From Britain With Love “the home of beautiful British living”. This site is an online shop, directory and magazine celebrating all things beautiful and British made. Visitors can browse the shop for British made gifts and essentials, search the directory for great British producers, and read the online magazine for ideas and inspiration. This pretty site also practises what it preaches with a beautiful design that is enjoyable to read and also easy to navigate. It also demonstrates order, organisation, attention to detail and desirability – all key factors that have to be taken in when considering brand association.

We love this limited-edition silk screen print by Ashley Amery that would make an ideal Mother’s Day gift, no matter what the age of the recipient’s “babies”. Order asap for delivery before Mother’s Day.

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The Twitter Dream

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When you create campaigns for clients there is always the underlying desire for it to be the best campaign EVER, with the most results EVER and the biggest reach EVER.

Fourteen Ten always strive for these results and in the past we have achieved:
*FIRST consultancy GLOBALLY to create a contest mechanic on VINE (more about that via Lonely Brand and Mashable)
*FIRST consultancy IN THE UK to create a FOURSQUARE based campaign for an alcohol brand
*Also, the FIRST consultancy IN THE UK to launch a TWITTER treasure hunt campaign

But what we haven’t done is broken a new Guinness World Record.

On 15 November, Pocky confirmed it had broken a new Guinness World Record. 3,710,044 were enough Twitter mentions to send Pocky into the history book making this campaign the most successful Twitter campaign ever. Now that is something we’d like to add our roll-call.

Pulsar measured the spread of the campaign (watch the incredible time-lapse here) and kindly analysed the secrets behind the campaign’s success. The results are specific to the make-up for Pocky’s outstanding efforts to break the world record however they contain some useful insight into virility and key components, plus of course the magical luck, timing and reception that can swing any campaign from bin to win. We’ve seen many times that outlining goals and rewards really push campaigns and this is brilliant example of inspiring the online community to drive it forward for you.

Congratulations to the SM and digital marketing team at Pocky.

Growing Google Plus

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Google’s goal is to provide companies with powerful and easy tools so that potential customers can find them when they search online. Sounds simple, but as a digital marketing consultancy we need to show our clients exactly how this can be done, and then do it, successfully.

“Within search results, information tied to verified online profiles will be ranked higher than content without such verification, which will result in most users naturally clicking on the top (verified) results. The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance” says Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman and former CEO.

Irrelevance sounds the death knoll for any brand so we have recently increased our focus on Google visibility for our client The Cavendish London hotel.

Amongst various methods we have recently launched a promotion mechanic to draw attention to the existence of the hotel’s Google+ profile. Abiding by Google’s regulations we have incorporated the +1 and Follow buttons within the design to encourage participation however opting-in is not necessary to enter the promotion. The hotel has an outstanding online community of over 10k as well as their in-house newsletter database from which we can pool already interested traffic. With their exceptionally high return and retention rate we expected a enthusiastic response.

Following the creation, coding, design and launch of the competition on February 17th we received over 5k entries (50% of total online community figure) and an increase of 209 Followers and 95 +1s. We also received 133 Facebook Likes and 43 Facebook messages on the announcement post on the hotel’s Facebook Page Wall.

We shall be employing varying techniques to monitor success rate for acquiring entries and also observing the proportion of those opting-in to follow and like The Cavendish London’s Google Plus page.

Of course the promotion would not be a success without the support of the hotel who have put together an extremely desirable and accessible prize package to give back brilliant value for what has already proved to be a highly successful tool in growing the Google Plus page, the hotel’s online visibility and, of course, relevance.

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Petrichor Restaurant Awarded Second AA Rosette

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Petrichor restaurant in The Cavendish London hotel, has been awarded a second AA Rosette.

The restaurant has also recently launched their autumn menu, including dishes such as Celeriac and Apple Soup with Braised Ham Hock, Truffle Oil and Quail’s Egg (starter) and Suffolk Chicken Roulade with Braised Baby Gem, King Oyster Mushroom, Chorizo and Truffle Hollandaise (main, as pictured). This menu is available until early December.

The Cavendish London is situated on Jermyn Street and Petrichor is proud to serve dishes fitting of its location, reflecting the modern yet quintessentially British surroundings.

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Nitin Padwal, Head Chef, Petrichor
“We are delighted to achieve our second Rosette having retained our one Rosette award for the last 4 years. We set the goal to get our second Rosette because myself and the team have always wanted to take our food quality and presentation to a higher level. We are proud to receive this award that confirms we have achieved this goal. It has been a great journey and everyone has enjoyed being part of it.”

About the AA Rosette
The long-established Rosette scheme recognises successful cooking at different levels across the UK. Success in achieving Rosettes is based on one or more visits by an AA inspector to a hotel or restaurant and are solely awarded by AA Hotel and Restaurant Inspectors.  The AA Restaurant Guide define the award of Two Rosettes to: “Excellent restaurants that aim for and achieve higher standards and better consistency. A greater precision is apparent in the cooking, and there will be obvious attention to the selection of quality ingredients.”

About Petrichor
Petrichor is situated on the first floor of the hotel overlooking the exclusive boutiques and galleries of Jermyn Street, St James’s and Piccadilly. The restaurant is so named after the scent of rain on earth after a dry spell arising from the yellow organic oil that yields the petrichor (scent). The restaurant serves a British breakfast daily, a la carte and set lunch service Monday-Friday and pre-theatre and a la carte dinner every day. Head Chef Nitin Padwal and his team create bi-monthly changing menus using the best seasonal and regional produce. All recipes and dishes are entirely ‘homemade’ and are prepared with creative flair and passion.

Lunch Menu:
Two courses £20.50 or three courses £24.50 includes a glass of house wine, beer or soft drink
Available Monday to Friday from 12.00pm-2.30pm

Pre-Theatre:
Two courses and for £20.50 or three courses, including dessert for £24.50.
Available 5:30pm – 9:00pm Monday to Thursday and 5:00pm – 9.00pm Friday and Saturday
Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi is available for diners.

About The Cavendish London
Accommodation at The Cavendish London combines 4 star luxury with some of the best views in London from the 14 floor hotel. All 230 luxury guest rooms, ranging from Classic Rooms to Suites boast elegant furnishings, subtle lighting and clean, uncluttered design complemented with bathrooms furnished by Villeroy and Boch. The central location on Jermyn Street is within walking distance of many of London’s tourist sights such as Fortnum and Mason, The Royal Academy, Hyde Park, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, London Eye and many theatres.Inside the hotel you will find The Rosa Lewis Bar on ground level, The Lounge and restaurant Petrichor are located on the first floor. The Lounge is a popular venue for Afternoon Tea while Petrichor serves breakfast, lunch, pre-theatre and à la carte meals.

Website:
http://www.thecavendishlondon.com/

Social:
http://plus.google.com/+CavendishLondon
http://www.facebook.com/CavendishLondon
http://www.twitter.com/Cavendish_Hotel
http://www.pinterest.com/CavendishLondon
http://instagram.com/cavendishlondon

NOLA Bar Awarded Seal of the Sazerac

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Huge congratulations to NOLA who have been awarded the prestigious ‘Seal of the Sazerac’ from the New Orleans Culinary Preservation Society.

NOLA will be the first bar outside of North America to receive the award for serving the cocktail at an incredible standard and promoting the Sazerac and culture of New Orleans.

“For us this is an unbelievable achievement. When we put the cocktail program together it was important to us that we honour the rich history of cocktails from the city of New Orleans, so for the NOCCPS to recognise us as the first bar outside of North America to receive this honour is something that our whole team are very proud of” says Dan Priseman, Founding Partner of NOLA.

As Duke’s Bar is known for their Martinis we look forward to welcoming guests to NOLA to try the Sazerac, officially the most authentic and perfect example to be found outside North America.

So what makes the perfect Sazerac? Michelle Dunnick from Tales of the Cocktail has the answer:
“The perfect Sazerac contains all of the major elements (spirit, bitters, sweetness, anise) but is well-balanced, includes a lemon garnish, uses a chilled glass that’s been rinsed first with an anise-flavored liquor (herb saint or absinthe) and contains Peychaud’s bitters and rye whiskey. The no-nos? Serving the drink in a martini glass, using a lemon wedge garnish, shaking the cocktail or serving it on the rocks”.

Now you can find out what the perfect Sazerac tastes like, see you at NOLA!

NOLA
66-68 Rivington Street
EC2A 3AY
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 6pm until midnight
Friday & Saturday: 6pm until 3am (Members only after midnight)

Bookings: savemeaspace@nola-london.com
Website: http://nola-london.com
Twitter: @NOLAbar

The Cavendish London Cocktail Festival

The Cavendish London Cocktail Festival takes place from August 15th to September 15th during which guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and win prizes.

The festival is being held to celebrate the opening of The Rosa Lewis Bar named after the legendary “Duchess of Jermyn Street” who owned the hotel for 50 years from 1902.

During the month-long festival guests and members of the public are invited to the hotel to enjoy half-price Mondays and win prizes by tweeting #cocktailwednesday, Checking-In on Facebook or Foursquare and submitting Instagrams and Vines.

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Rosa Lewis
The Rosa Lewis Bar is named after Rosa Lewis, a British chef and owner of The Cavendish Hotel in London from 1902 to 1952. Known as the “Queen of Cooks” her culinary skills were highly prized by Edward VII with whom she was rumoured to have had an affair in the 1890s. She was also called “The Duchess of Jermyn Street.” Rosa Lewis was a strong woman and a infamous character amongst society and many tales are told of her flamboyance. One of her employers was Lady Randolph Churchill. One day, Rosa chased Lady Churchill’s then ten-year-old, red-haired son Winston out of her kitchen, shouting “Hop it, copper knob!”

Offers
Mondays – all cocktails are half price
Check-in on Facebook and Foursquare for a complimentary cocktail

Prizes
Complimentary cocktails for 5 followers (and guest) selected from all twitter entries that include #cocktailwednesday
The best #cocktailvine and instagram taken at the hotel will win prizes of overnight stays, Champagne dinners and afternoon teas.

Entry
Three prizes for best #cocktailvine submitted via Twitter
Three prizes for best Instagram submitted via instagram, Twitter or Facebook
5 weekly prizes for #cocktailwednesday entries

Prizes
1st Prize: Overnight stay for two with breakfast in a Suite with Champagne Dinner and welcome cocktails
2nd Prize: Dinner for 2 and welcome cocktails
3rd Prize: Afternoon Tea for two and welcome cocktails

Hotel address
www.thecavendishlondon.com
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y 6JF
020 7930 2111
Nearest tube: Piccadilly & Green Park

The Rosa Lewis Bar Opening Hours
4pm to 12.30am daily and until 2am on Friday and Saturday

Hotel SM details
www.facebook.com/cavendishlondon
www.twitter.com/cavendish_hotel
https://plus.google.com/+cavendishlondon
www.pinterest.com/cavendishlondon
www.instagram.com/cavendishlondon

#News Facebook Introduces Hashtags

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Facebook has now introduced hashtags for their users which was announced by their newsroom earlier today.

You will now be able to click hashtags on Facebook as you can with other social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.

The benefits we will see are as follows:

• Ability to search for a specific hashtag from our search bar.
• Click hashtags from other services like Instagram.
• Create posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results.

Facebook stated on their news release: “hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you’ll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic”.

Seasonal Summer at The Palm London

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The Palm London have just launched their Seasonal Summer dishes that run from June to the end of August.

The Palm London are fully embracing their UK home and British Head Chef Spencer Westcott is proud to complement the Palm menu with dishes using local produce:

“We serve tender lobsters sourced from Nova Scotia, we serve flavourful USDA Prime beef from Nebraska and this summer we are serving the very best of British seasonal produce. We hope our guests enjoy our changing seasonal summer dishes that demonstrate that we are not just an American Steakhouse but an American Steakhouse in London and our menu reflects this” says Spencer.

The Seasonal Summer dishes are served as an addition to the existing Palm menu and offered as a vegetable side and a fish special. The dishes are outlined below, will be priced at market price, and recipes can be provided for all.

June
Vegetable Sides
Broad bean, asparagus and tomato salad with harissa mayonnaise
Green beans with spring onion and smoked pancetta cream
Mangetout , green bean and garden pea salad with minted roquette vinaigrette
Roquette, asparagus and strawberry salad
Fish Special
Pan fried mackerel fillets, raspberry and cucumber piccalilli

July
Vegetable Sides
Panko breaded aubergines with honey
Beetroot, globe artichoke and sour cherry salad
Courgette, watercress and pickled cucumber salad, red currant vinaigrette
Fish Special
Grilled sardines with shaved fennel and strawberries
Tea smoked mackerel, greengage chutney

August
Vegetable Sides
Artichoke hearts, garlic and parsley butter
Broad beans with fresh tomatoes and sorrel
Pak choi with roasted chillies and garlic butter
Fish Special
Grilled sea bass with peas, cucumber and sorrel cream sauce

Address and Contact Details:
The Palm London
1-3 Pont Street
Belgravia
SW1X 9EJ
Phone: 020 7201 0710
Follow the Palm London on Facebook and Twitter.

Nearest Tube:
Knightsbridge or Sloane Square (both ten minutes walk)