Where contemporary style meets classic character for the ultimate in 5 star hotel luxury

More than a 5 star hotel, the Connaught in London’s Mayfair radiates a fascinating history and oozes style through its contemporary-classic design. Dedicated staff ensure your every whim is catered for, guaranteeing a wonderfully relaxed and luxurious stay.

The Event was France's BNIA (Bureau National Interprofessionel de l' armagnac) 700 Year celebration of Armagnac.

The events started with a masterclass in tasting by Ian Wisniewski a spirits expert but also a Armagnac Musketeer. Followed by a cocktail reception and dinner in the famous Art Deco Ballroom. We photographed

Deila Smith amonst others who was made a Muskateer

for her recipes including Chocolate, Prune and Armagnac Cake

It's very fragile, almost soufflé-like, but once you've tried it you'll never want any other kind. A recipe created by heating the prunes with the Armagnac and leaving them to soak up all the delicious flavour.

Need I say anymore. I think not...........:O) I'm all musketeered out!