Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

NOV-DEC 2018

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and six of its luxury residences. Housed in what was once a private Victorian mansion behind the hotel, the residences are ideal for large groups, families and long-stay guests, and all now boast handwoven carpets, exquisite fabrics, antique or custom- made furnishings, handcrafted chandeliers, and rare artwork. My personal favorite was the Kensington Court Residence, a split- level apartment complete with a mezzanine bedroom upstairs and access to a private terrace overlooking the rooftops of Kensington. (Full disclosure: While up there, I broke into song, belting out "Chim Chim Cheree" from Mary Poppins.) "Our newly designed long-stay Residences are a home away from home for business travelers spending an extended time in London, or families seeking comfortable yet stylish accommodation for their visit to the city," says Pike. "Offering guests their very own address in one of London's most desirable neighborhoods [Kensington], the Residences combine the value, space and authenticity of renting a private home, with the service, facilities and security of a five-star hotel." That same formula extends to the Milestone's food and beverage program, which is as decadent as its decor yet extremely approachable. At Cheneston's restaurant, contemporary British cuisine is elevated under the artful direction of Executive Chef Rob Creaser. Dishes like his Suffolk rack of lamb with sweetbread croquette, baby gem lettuce and spring peas have a devoted following, and his use of seasonal ingredients sourced from around the British Isles keeps the menu fresh. But it was Bea's chicken noodle soup and pot roast Dover sole that were a comforting surprise to me when spied on the menu. After I'd tasted both, it was no surprise to learn that Mrs. Tollman's cookbook, A Life in Food, is in its fifth edition. Apr├Ęs dinner during the holidays, head to Stables Bar for a Carousel cocktail made with barrel-rested Patron tequila, Old J Tiki Fire Spiced Rum, coffee liqueur, orgeat syrup, lime juice and orange bitters served atop a tiny crystal carousel. Or warm your bones by the fire in the Park Lounge with a flight of whisky, including one pour that's been barrel-aged for 60 days in Canadian maple syrup and vodka. e Conservatory is the perfect place for a light lunch, evening cocktails or even Afternoon Tea service. e Carousel cocktail is just one of the magical creations that barman Angelo Lo Greco stirs up in e Stables Bar served atop a toy carousel. e Carousel cocktail is just one of the magical creations that barman Angelo Lo Greco stirs up in e Stables Bar. e menu at Cheneston's has some local favorites including Cured Loch Fyne salmon with horseradish and dill as well as some of Mrs. Tollman's own family recipes. slmag.net 49

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