We had the pleasure of hosting a ‘Mods and Rockers’ themed dinner last week (7 March) at Middle Temple Hall.
The dinner formed part of the London City Selection experiential weekend, with the annual gathering being a chance for event-booking agents to sample hospitality at a number of London venues. After a drinks reception at The London Stock Exchange, guests came together at Middle Temple Hall for a gala dinner inspired by days by the British seaside – a fitting tribute to the Mod classic film Quadrophenia, and the album of the same name by The Who.
On arrival at Middle Temple Hall, part of the Harbour & Jones Events Collection, guests were greeted with a drinks reception and tempting canapés including popcorn crayfish cones, quail Scotch egg lollipops and Cropwell Bishop cheese doughnuts.
Taking their seats at the imposing, Hogwarts-style banqueting tables, guests sampled sharing platter starters, aptly named ‘a taste of the Great British seaside’ with potted shrimps, Dorset crab and Foreman’s smoked beetroot cured salmon all vying for attention.
To a sound track of classic rock music, the platters were cleared to make way for perfectly pink honey glazed Gressingham duck, and truffled potato gnocchi all served up with giant sharing dishes of hotpot style potatoes and spring greens.
As drinks flowed, the mood became playful as a flash mob took to the floor, delighting diners with an impressive dance routine set to well known anthems.
Harbour & Jones Events Director of Food, Gary Mckechnie finished the evening with an incredible pudding of chocolate delice, caramelised banana, honeycomb rocks, served on mod targets
We invited up-and-coming food blogger, Joe Teng from Food Punk Joe to join us at the table. Get the inside scoop from the event on his blog.
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