We have been lucky enough to cater at this central London gallery a number of times in the past. Founded in 1971 it was the first uk gallery dedicated to the medium of Photography. In 2012 it moved to its current premises on Ramillies Street in the heart of the Westend. With 5 stories of gallery and event space it is such a great venue to work in (not without its quirks).
I always find myself too busy (either in the kitchen or involved in the set up), to take photos ! but here are a few pics and menu from an event we did a few weeks ago during this amazing exhibition – “Feast for the Eyes -The story of food in Photography”, on until the 9th of February. see link here for details https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/feast-eyes-story-food-photography
Exploring the rich history of food photography through some of the leading figures and movements within the genre including: Nobuyoshi Araki, Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans and Weegee.
Encompassing fine-art and vernacular photography, commercial and scientific images, photojournalism and fashion, the exhibition looks at the development of this form and the artistic, social and political contexts that have informed it.
Such a vibrant and colourful exhibition – and one naturally close to my heart so it was a pleasure to cater 3 events (and another one pending) during this run.
Our cocktail bar set up was in the 2nd floor gallery space which includes lots of still life pictures of fresh fruits and opulent buffets so we tried to reflect this in our bar table decoration.
This is our menu for the evening.
Canapés x 5 savoury
150 x Fillet steak tartar, violet potato, parmesan crisp & micro rocket
150 x Crayfish tail, prawn, sweet chilli & avocado (pictured above)
150 x Miniature lamb burgers in brioche buns with fresh mint & feta buttermilk
150 x Parmesan & basil polenta cakes with wild mushroom & buffalo ricotta, red basil cress
150 x Courgette fritters with papaya chilli sauce & micro mint
150 x English Channel fish cakes with lemon aioli & pea shoots
4 TH FLOOR BAR
55 x Domaine Preignes Le Neuf Viognier 2018, IGP Coteaux de Beziers
The Laserre family run this beautiful domaine overlooking the Mediterranean. Their Viognier is sunshine in a glass, full of apricot and zesty citrus flavours, beautifully textured and very refreshing.
80 x Brewdog Punk IPA – 330ml bottles
Complementary soft drinks selection (included with alcohol supply):
Elderflower presse, cucumber & red-currants / sparkling water /Sparking Apple with apple and mint garnish
2nd Floor cocktail bar
60 x Passionfruit Mojito
Light rum, passion fruit, syrup, lime juice, soda, mint garnish, crushed ice
60 x Classic Gin & Tonic
Bombay sapphire gin, fever tree tonic, ice, lemon, ice cubes
30 x Faux G & cucumber Cocktail
Seedlip Garden 108, cucumber syrup, fever tree tonic, lime juice, cucumber mint served on crushed ice