Yesterday our team were delighted to be involved in a quite exceptional event, as Food Story hosted a wonderful lunch at one of our favourite luxury venues, Claridges, for food bloggers and hotel management alike. This event, at which we worked alongside our friends at Gavsy Creative Media, was intimate yet had a real buzz from the moment guests arrived.
On the ground from our team was Leela, photographing the incredible cuisine and vibrant event beautifully, with Blake planning shot-lists, locations, and post-production behind the scenes. On the guest list were many household names from the worlds of gastronomy, blogging, editorials and events, including the Maybourne Group, Brides Magazine, McQueens, 4 The People, Social Kitchen, The Restaurant Club, Smashing The Glass, My Relationship With Food, 1701 Kitchen, Gefiltefest and many more. Guests were served an impressive array of dishes by Executive Chef David Swann, formerly of Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably a real foodie, so let’s not scrimp on detail. Here’s the full menu:
Crushed edamame with mint and courgette.
Beef carpaccio and truffle dressing.
Fruit pastel with lemon balm and violet fragments.
Asian tuna tartar on a black rice cracker.
Steak sandwich with mustard mayonnaise.
Roast duck on a potato latke and blood orange gel.
Roasted chicken dinner with sage pesto.
First Act: Sole with pea puree and sauce vierge.
Second Act: Lamb with blackened aubergine, tahini and lemon.
Third Act: Cornish Seabass with Israeli couscous, lemon puree and mint.
Final Act: S’mores with banana, marshmallows and Graham Cracker.
Here are some of our favourite images from a truly wonderful event. Were you lucky enough to be at the Bloggers Lunch yesterday? We would love to hear what you thought of the event, please leave your comment below…