Friday, 1 April 2011
Dinner with Designmarketo!
We jumped at the chance to go to dinner with Designmarketo last night - luckily booking tickets in advance to this as it was completely sold out when we got there. Not only are they super friendly and clearly passionate sbout what they do, but they always put on a good spread. And as the saying goes, they didn't disappoint. After demolishing our bread 'volcano' courtesy of designer Olivia Decaris,
we moved on to a succession of light spring and shoots inspired courses - pink grapefruit and pomegranate salad, shots of different fresh soups (the carrot, coriander and coconut was the winner in our table popularity stakes),
haddock for main, and an incredible pannacotta with rhubarb for afters. Coffee was served on an edible sesame seed brittle saucer (designed by Hina Thibaud)
which also went down a treat. All utensils, water jugs, glasses and lighting was on show either for sale or promise of some future development. All in all a lovely evening with good company and set of course in the strangely alluring concrete maze that is the Barbican.