Posted: 19th July 2017
This month we transformed 41 Portland Place into a midsummer wonderland for an evening of foraging and feasting. With menus inspired by native wild plants adding exciting new flavours to our dishes, and a talk by experienced forager and author of The Forager Handbook, Miles Irving, this event was both glamorous and enlightening.
A beautiful floral garland adorned the main entrance and on arrival, we offered our guests botanical cocktails of peach Bellini and strawberry and basil-infused gin and tonic in a room decorated with floral and foliage decorations.
Canapés were served on our rooftop terrace so that guests could enjoy the evening sun and included black pepper macaroons, London cure salmon cones, and lamb bonbons with pea puree and spearmint gel, all served on beds of moss and flowers.
The main event was our feasting station, ‘Taste of the Forest’, unveiled in the Council Chamber. All the dishes contained some wild ingredients foraged by head chef Julian Moore; from the laver and dulse seaweeds in the bread and the orpine leaves in the wood-roasted artichoke salad to the sea buckthorn truffles and the wild mallow flowers garnishing the jasmine and Earl Grey marshmallows.
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