Filippo Previero – Mr. Fogg’s Tavern, London

Filippo Previero – Mr. Fogg’s Tavern, London

One man in London is tasked with keeping famed actress Gertrude Fogg’s legacy aflame. That man, Filippo Previero joins us today directly from Mr. Fogg’s Tavern in olde New Row, Covent Garden, to explain how her gift to the neighborhood has been charming punters for more than a century. (wink, wink)



salonAll of Soho mourned when Gertrude Fogg tread the boards for the very last time. Of course, it was in her nature to think of others, even after she had passed. Thanks to her generous nephew, Phileas (Around the World in 80 Days), her dying wish of transforming her humble Covent Garden flat into a tavern downstairs and a gin parlour upstairs was fulfilled. At least, that’s how Filippo Previero tells the tale.

On this week’s podcast, we discover how Filippo found the courage to take the leap onto that mongolfiera, heading west from Italy, to become a master of “Mother’s Ruin” (as gin came to be known in the 18th C) here in Londontown. Beginning his career making Negronis, Filippo was perfect for the task.

tavern-gin-parlourToday, Head Barman Filippo reigns over the extensive Gin Parlour at Mr. Fogg’s Tavern. A few brands may have been around since the days of Hogarth, but, with over 300 different gins, they’re not just home-brewed anymore. Ordering a G&T is an art here. Choosing from so many gins could be a bumpy road, but Filippo and his team are there to ease your own voyage of discovery through some of the best gins worldwide.

 

 

Watch Filippo Previero of Mr. Fogg’s Tavern, London make The Hills Are Alive for us:

 

Are you a regular listener of the Lush Life Interviews podcast?

You can get this and all future audio files automatically downloaded to your mobile device easy. If you’re on iOS, you can listen with iTunes. It’s easy to listen on Android, too. Or click the player or link below to listen to just this episode. (But trust me, you’ll want to subscribe!)

 


Related Posts

How to Make the Perfect Italian Negroni

How to Make the Perfect Italian Negroni

How many bartenders were inspired by Enzo Ferrari? Danilo Tersigni, our guest today, was the first one I’ve met. His impetus for creating VII Hills gin was for it to become the perfect Italian lifestyle brand, remembered forever in the annals of history like the […]

How to make your way through all these gins

How to make your way through all these gins

He was always been one step ahead of the gin craze. Olivier Ward, our guest today, worked for the powerhouse Hendricks in its early days, wrote one of the first gin blogs, and ultimately founded the Home of Gin, aka the Gin Foundry. Gin Foundry […]



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.