THE SWINGING SIXTIES
Cheese fondues, Cricket magazines and delicious menu's - we've been busy
Flights from London to our idyllic island of Antigua continue weekly and Virgin Atlantic have just announced a discount on all flights from the Uk and Antigua!
With the island vaccine rates at an all time high, and cases kept incredibly low, we look forward to welcoming back our British guests.
Flights from the USA continue with weekly flights from Miami, JFK and Charlotte with AA, weekly flights with Delta (JFK) and twice weekly with JetBlue (JFK) operating. The number of flights are increasing month on month.
Buy your flight now and join us at the most historic hotel in Antigua. With our Peace of Mind cleaning protocols and training continuing to keep guests safe, what better way to celebrate the return to travel, adventure and freedom!
The 1960s was notable in The Great House Antigua history, the house was set to be a honeymoon retreat for HRH Princess Margaret and her husband Anthony Armstrong-Jones until it was suspected that the press had discovered the secret location and they were forced to move elsewhere.
Easy to imagine the young princess relaxing in the turquoise and lime green drawing room which has something of a retro 1950s feel in the colour scheme. The Princess may have visited The Great House on her first Royal tour of Antigua in 1955 when it was known for its extravagant parties and its eccentric mix of Hollywood and European movie stars.
A classic at the time was the cheese and meat fondue, which took off in the 1960s and would have been a heavy feature at The Great House during this period, we still have the fondue pots!
Though you might not be able to join us for a stay, or for Sunday at The Great House, why not indulge this weekend with a home-made cheese fondue.
1 clove garlic, halved
290ml/½ pint white wine
1 tsp lemon juive
225g/8oz emmantal cheese grated
225g/8oz gruyere cheese grated
1 tsp cornflour
1 tbsp kirsch (optional)
cubed brerad pieces, for dipping
Rub the inside of the fondue pot with the halves of garlic.
Add the wine and lemon juice to the pot and heat until boiling. Lower the heat and gradually stir in the cheeses until melted, stirring all the time.
If using kirsch, blend with the cornflour, otherwise use water. Add to the cheese mixture and cook gently until the mixture is smooth - don't let it boil or it will burn.
Using the fondue prongs, dip the bread cubes into the cheese and serve.
DID YOU SEE US?
The Great House Antigua was featured through the press this month - did you see us?
If not take a look below!
"The Great House, a family-run boutique hotel in Antigua, is opening its doors to travelling England supporters"
A deep dive into our Directors lives and advice:
"The first thing you need to create a highly successful start-up is passion. You need to know what your passion is and work towards it. Every company is built on its team’s strengths and passions. The Great House Antigua is a family-owned hotel, one which we spent our school holidays growing up in. Our love and memories of this glorious house and grounds is a fundamental drive in our desire to make it succeed."
We'll see you soon.
The Great House Team