LAN Club, Beijing
Drawing on the opulence of neoclassical architecture, LAN Club’s philosophy is to ‘provide dinner in an artistic environment.’ Describing itself as a ‘fashion landmark in the capital’, the club boasts eagle-topped gilded dining chairs, exquisite chandeliers and a cigar room, exuding luxury and grandeur.
French interior designer Philippe Starck hoped to create an exuberant space which combined artistry and functionality, which is evident in the heavy use of Baroque art amongst its open-space bars, halls and 35 VIP rooms. The international vibe is continued through to the kitchens, producing gourmet delights for discerning party goers.
LAN Club’s top chefs have re-envisioned classic Chinese dishes, using the finest ingredients such as goose liver, oysters and seafood to produce culinary masterpieces. Beggar’s Chicken and Beijing Roast Duck feature on the menu, delivering on the Club’s take on modernity and beauty.
The Beijing club’s high end events have attracted the likes of Tony Blair, serving even as an art gallery for painters including Toko Shinoda and his abstract expressionism, and milliner Elisabeth Koch. Guests can therefore expect incredible visual treats while at LAN Club, from oil paintings hanging from the ceilings to contemporary Asian art.