On Tuesday, we launched first of five S.Pellegrino Itineraries of Taste banquets. Held on the Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Terrace, guests were invited to embark on a journey of exploration to discover their own Itineraries of Taste, as part of S.Pellegrino’s global platform-dedicated to exploring the very best in food, style and design across the world.
Over the course of five weeks, guests have the opportunity to indulge in innovative and creative menus, developed by critically acclaimed chefs, whilst soaking up the atmosphere on the Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Terrace, transformed to reflect the conviviality of an Italian piazza. At yesterday’s event, guests were seated at long banquet tables, surrounded by foliage which, braving the British weather, emitted a peaceful scent of jasmine.
Welcomed with a refreshing S.Pellegrino cocktail, guests took their seats before Claude Bosi of Bibendum kicked off proceedings with a highly creative menu, which charted his progression into the world of gastronomy. From Ajo Blanco with smoked trout, inspired by memories of Claude’s grandmother, to rack of veal with sate and coriander sauce, inspired by flavours he first found in Singapore, we were treated to a unique and inspiring set of dishes.
Guests could also choose from a flight of wine, which had been perfectly paired with each dish by Claude himself and brought to life the complex flavour combinations in each dish. S.Pellegrino’s brand ambassador did a fantastic job compering the event, ensuring that morale was high, despite the somewhat blustery conditions. Guests were also treated to a Q&A from Claude himself, who revealed some great restaurant recommendations, as well as charting his own Itineraries of Taste, through his unique story behind each dish.
Luckily, we just missed out on the storm and are already gearing up for next week’s banquet, which will see Chris Denney of 108 Garage cooking up a feast for a new set of hungry banqueters. Tickets are selling fast, so head to Billetto to buy yours! https://billetto.co.uk/e/s-pellegrino-itineraries-of-taste-banquets-at-harvey-nichols-tickets-197126/select