Joanna Lowry | September 5th, 2013
James Bond knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 007’s favourite thing to scoff at 0700 hours? ”Four eggs, scrambled with pepper sprinkled on top, half a dozen rashers of unsmoked bacon, well done, on the side and a long draught of strong black coffee”.
To celebrate the launch of Solo, the new James Bond book by William Boyd, you can order exactly that at The Grill, the restaurant at London’s The Dorchester, until the end of November. And on September 28th, the hotel is hosting a special “Breakfast with Bond” event, where Boyd will read scenes from the first chapter and share his experience of writing the book. Expect to be transported back to the golden days of GoldenEye; vintage cars will be parked on the hotel’s forecourt, hits from the 60s will be played, and copies of newspapers and menus from 1969 (the year that Solo is set) will be on hand. The optional dress code is “swinging 60s”, so it’s the perfect opportunity to bust out some go-go boots and bell-bottoms.
If you can’t make it (too busy driving fast cars and wooing women), there’s also a “secret agent special”. Simply say “Solo” when making a breakfast reservation at The Grill to receive a complimentary copy.