Christmas was a busy period for the Tonic team with events galore and presents to be wrapped.
A dinner at Cutty Sark for 300 guests of property management company, Greystar, went swimmingly. Our three-course Christmas menu was washed down with glasses of whisky and port before a dance around the piano, shipped in from London’s famous Piano Works.
Another of our December events saw St Paul’s Cathedral host Equiniti, a technology investment company. 150 guests dined on a selection of our finest canapes including scallop ceviche, peppered sirloin steak and baby chips, marinated tiger prawns and mini chocolate eclairs with a pistachio crumb.
As well as all this hard work we found a bit of time to squeeze in some celebration (involving superlative food and drink of course!). At the end of a hectic day, we opened a bottle of Champagne to toast the year’s success before heading to José Pizarro’s tapas restaurant on Bermondsey Street. We just about managed to sample most things on the menu, which featured jamón croquetas, garlic prawns, grilled baby gems, jamón Ibérico and beautifully salted padrón peppers, all washed down with a glass (or two) of sherry.
The following day we decided to take an early morning trip to New Covent Garden Flower Market to scout out the best of London’s florists for some prop and flower arrangement inspiration. We also popped into The Conran Shop, Divertimenti and Rob van Helden prop hire to check out new trends in furniture.