Let's misbehave launch at Blenheim Palace.

Let's misbehave launch at Blenheim Palace.

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Cocktails, Dance & Dinner at Blenheim Palace

Travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties as Blenheim Palace invites you to a magnificent Cocktail Dinner Dance on 13 March, celebrating this famously decadent decade.

As part of the Palace’s new temporary exhibition, ‘Let’s Misbehave – Blenheim Palace in the 1920s’, catering partner, Searcys, will bring to life some of the most iconic and all-time favourite dishes of the period.

Discover an insight into the heady world of parties in a time of great social, artistic and political change. 

The 9th Duke of Marlborough and his second wife, American intellectual, Gladys Deacon, were lavish hosts at the baroque Oxfordshire Palace. 

Their numerous house parties were attended by family and friends as diverse as writer and Bloomsbury Group founder member, Lytton Strachey and Sir Winston Churchill. 

To celebrate the age of wild, boozy parties, The Orangery’s mixologists have created the “Gin Rickey cocktail”, a heady concoction made with Oxford Toad Gin.

A perfect match to sip whilst enjoying a party, the cocktail also made an appearance in Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic The Great Gatsby. A non-alcoholic version made with Seedlip Garden 108 is also available.

The evening will commence with a Champagne and canape reception, followed by a demonstration and 1920’s style dancing followed by a sumptuous 3-course dinner with locally sourced produce.

The Cocktail Dinner Dance must be booked in advance, visit blenheimpalace.com/letsmisbehave for full details and booking. 

The Cocktail Dinner Dance must be booked in advance, visit blenheimpalace.com/letsmisbehave for full details and booking.  Running until 13thApril, ‘Let’s Misbehave – Blenheim Palace in the 1920s’ is a fascinating insight into the heady world of the upper classes in a time of great social, artistic and political change. Discover the aesthetic, and often shocking, world of Strachey, Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Maynard Keynes and Adrian Stephen as you see portraits around the exhibition .

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