As spring turns into summer, we’re looking back at one of our favourite events in recent months.
Spring Soiree, featuring the powerhouse collaboration of Leith’s trained chef By Rosie Louise and Originals London founder Alice Satterthwaite, was hosted at the Museum of the Home in Hoxton.
Arriving at this oasis of calm just off Kingsland Road, slickly served cocktails by Black Line drinks set the tone for the evening as the sun set and well dressed diners arrived. It felt a little like a smug secret club – 55 guests who had managed to secure tickets to a special evening with a menu and tablescapes to die for.
With the rooms styled and dressed by Alice and her team, everything looked beyond beautiful and it was hard not to upload every aspect and angle immediately to an inquisitive Instagram audience. Originals London serving bowls, platters, crockery and glassware were used throughout as well as being available to buy.
There was much excitement around Rosie’s menu for the evening and we all dived into the most incredible selection of sharing starters. From soft herb whipped feta with spring vegetables and lemon hummus, to an array of charcuterie and freshly baked focaccia bread the flavours were exceptional and imaginative.
We were lucky enough to be seated around the table in the Georgian kitchen for the evening and watched amazed as Rosie calmly then cooked up Cod en Papillote for us all whilst chatting serenely and ensuring we all had enough of the delicious Amie Rosé.
Feasting was paused for an inspiring and panel talk led by Alice featuring Female Founders from a variety of businesses and industries. The energy in the room was warm and there was a feeling that something special had been created here through a joining of food, design and women collaborating together.
The much anticipated Pudding Buffet (think Seashell Tiramisu, Mango Pavlovas and Chocolate Torte featuring the dreamy Islands Chocolate) did not disappoint and the drinks continued to flow as ideas were discussed, friends were made and plans were hatched.
As we left, with a real ‘spring’ in our step, Alice and Rosie (the most unflappable of hostesses despite all they had pulled off) ensured we had goodie bags packed with Punchy Drinks, Grind Coffee, Panzers Granola and some of Alice’s beautiful candles.
Unsurprisingly, the Spring Soiree sold out weeks before the event itself but we have been reassured that this dynamic duo are planning a repeat. Keep an eye on our Instagram for more updates.