One of Birmingham’s favourite food and drink venues celebrated its first birthday with a rather swanky party last week. The Balcony, situated in Birmingham’s iconic Selfridges and part of the Searcy’s group, has become a place renowned for its fabulous cocktails and eclectic food choices, as well as a celebrity haunt, and it enjoyed a first birthday party that was high on style and substance, with music from a string quartet and canapes that showed off the favourite dishes from The Balcony’s menu.
Alice Weyrk, general manager of The Balcony said about the night:- “Birmingham is a wonderful city, and we’re so glad we’ve been able to contribute to what is a thriving culinary scene. Searcys is famed for its Champagne bars in London, and we’re very happy that our venture into Birmingham is proving successful. We look forward to seeing what the next year of trading will bring, and thank all of our customers for their support this year. We had a great time at our party, which we hosted to thank those that have made the restaurant what it is – the people and businesses of Birmingham!”
This was such a fun night. The champagne and the cocktails flowed freely as I got chance to catch up with some of my favourite bloggers and foodies. One cocktail in particular was very good, it mixed vodka and water and some sort of syrup with the layers separating as you drank, hitting the water as you reached the bottom. It also contained Rosemary, which gave an added, but very welcome flavour. The famous deconstructed club sandwich Martina, complete with soft quails egg was still raising eye-brows, whilst the mouth-watering ham hock and fabulous mini burgers were as delicious as ever.
The Balcony has sold 23,000 glasses of Champagne since it opened in the Winter of 2013 (you can read about the opening here) and the guests at the 1st birthday enjoyed yet more of that Birmingham Balcony hospitality. I had a wonderful night with my sister Jodie, and would like to say a huge thanks to Alex from Waa Agency and the Staff of the Balcony for the invitation.