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NINE ELMS No.18 No & Low Alcohol Christmas Cocktail Competition

Intricately Crafted, Intriguingly Complex, Pleasingly Balanced.

NINE ELMS No.18 has complexity, great acidity, mouth-watering tannins and a good long finish – but most importantly, it’s delicious! Created in London and produced using an innovative combination of traditional & contemporary techniques, NINE ELMS No.18 was crafted to complement good food. But it also shines in a cocktail!

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September’s member of the month goes to Lucas Gonzalez. Quite the cocktail of cultures, Lucas is half-French and Spanish, raised in Mexico and soon to marry a luck German lady in Spain next week.

Lucas’ 15 years in hospitality has seen him managing F&B at the likes of Four Seasons, Fairmount, Kempinsky, Pullman, Ladurée and currently Mariage Frères.

His most recent challenge was to launch a six-floor building in Covent Garden, creating an F&B concept for one of the most beautiful restaurant/tea room/event spaces in Central London. Cheers Lucas, see you at the bar!

This month’s superstar member goes to Neil Rankin. An almost daily visitor and great TRADE brand ambassador. Neil is Chef/Owner of Temper; a whole animal barbecue taqueria which has three sites in London. He started his career in Michelin level fine dining before discovering his love for meat and fire whilst working for BBQ guru Adam Perry Lang. Neil went on to open Pitt Cue company, relaunch John Salt in Islington and then opened two Smokehouse restaurants with Noble Inns. Neil has published a meat bible called ‘Low and Slow – How to cook meat’ with Penguin Books. Neil is currently developing his own meat-free burger, soon to be released later this year. 

Our superstar member for May is Kasia Sadowska, GM of The Palomar and The Barbary. Kasia wins a £100 TRADE bar tab for being an excellent TRADE ambassador.
What does Kasia love about working in hospitality? “You get to live and breathe good food and wine…what’s more important in life?! It’s never boring, each day brings different challenges and experiences, and the people you meet along the way make the journey so much more interesting.” Congrats Kasia, see you at the bar!

Chosen for his riotous sense of fun, and for bringing lots of industry faces through the TRADE doors, April’s Member of the Month goes to Willem Pincon. Santé Willem! Born in Champagne, he did not fall far from the tree as he is now managing Charles Heidsieck, Piper-Heidsieck and Rare Champagne in the UK & Ireland. You can follow Willem @champagne_crayeuse

We are pleased to announce that the much-anticipated TRADE membership card is waiting for you at club reception to collect on your next visit.
The TRADE Team appreciate you bearing with us on this. As a thank you, with each members’ card, we have enclosed five complimentary guest passes for you to gift to your industry friends and colleagues, so they too can enjoy the TRADE experience for a day.

Our beautiful, discreet private dining room is tucked away from the crowd and available for private meetings, lunches, dinners, tastings and events every day of the week. Seating up to 9 people, TRADE’s PDR is available from 11am to 3am, with no hire fee or minimum spend. We can even open early doors if needed, with a continental breakfast offering and endless coffee for those early morning meetings. A three-course set lunch and dinner menu is also available at just £35 per head. Ask one of the team to show you the space on your next visit, or give us a call today.

Each month we’ll be announcing the TRADE Member of the Month, a chance to shine a light on our diverse range of incredible members. Each winner will each receive a £100 TRADE tab to say congrats. A big TRADE pat on the back to March’s winner, Georgios Iordandis, AKA @the_winedude. TRADE member Georgios is head sommelier at COYA Mayfair and has an infectious enthusiasm for all things wine.