The Concerto Group hosted a dinner for key clients at the Natural History Museum in March. Guests included Phipps PR, EMAP, Hearst Magazines, Mitsubishi and Haymarket
The 150 guests were treated to a private viewing of The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition during the drinks reception, before moving through to the Hintze Hall for a five-course dinner with matching wines by Concerto-owned caterer Create Food and Party Design. The dinner started with grilled and poached asparagus, parmesan biscotti, pickled onions and asparagus jelly. This was followed by Megrim Sole, chervil root purée, razor clams with wild mushrooms and scallions, chervil foam and beurre noisette.
The main course was milk-fed cannon of lamb and confit lamb shoulder, garlic leaves and sprouting broccoli, with spring swede, poached potatoes and lamb jus. Create’s two desserts began with pineapple texture with pineapple carpaccio, pineapple granite and pineapple air, followed by a seasonal rhubarb compote with spiced vanilla cream, macadamia nut brittle, rhubarb and ginger sorbet.
The matching wines were provided by Vintage Cellars, with flowers provided by Pinstripes and Peonies and full production by Hawthorn. Fullcircle supplied the entertainment and Esprit the staffing.
Photos by Holly Clark Photography