Catering reception at Saatchi Gallery
The first stop is the garden, where guests mingle among the trees, listen to birds chirping and chat with well-informed botanists.
Garden decor includes pretend "ant"
Well, it's a garden, isn't it? An artfully placed "ant" crawls up a garden wall.
Guests arrive at Saatchi Gallery
Guests arrive, ready to be surprised.
In keeping with the 'garden' theme, mini garden canapes include edible soil topped with pea puree and pea shoots, fillet of lamb marinated in shallots and honey served on branches of rosemary alongside smoked halibut gricibiche. To wash it all down: Make-your-own Garden Martinis, complete with edible flowers, and served in jam jars.
Guests at reception
Onto the living area, guests are welcomed into an interactive cocktail-making class..
Bearded Kitten event
Guests experience live commentary from interactive events company Bearded Kitten.
The understated lounge.
The heart of the house is, of course, the kitchen. And who can resist a maceringue--a macaron with meringue?
Chefs at work
Chefs at work.
At work on a dessert.
More luscious hors d'oeuvre.
Dining area with artwork
Artwork near seating.
Chefs on display
The center of the room is a live kitchen of chefs at work.
Art House menu
Rhubarb chefs at work preparing a collection of beautiful bowl foods and canapés, including cheese soufflé with English asparagus and minted peas alongside Cornish crab with black tomato and compressed cucumber, tuna tataki with ponzu and edible flowers and, the winner, a lobster soufflé. For dessert, an anti-griddle turned delicious raspberry yogurt into individual frozen lollypops. Guests also enjoyed the exclusive maceringue (macarron and meringue in one) and pretty-as-a-picture cronuts.
Fun with desserts.
Guests create art
Finally, in the garage-come-underground-club, the DJ took to the decks to spin some tunes while guests put on gloves and masks, grabbed a can of paint and got to work on the huge graffiti wall covering one side of the room
Guests creating art
Some relaxed and listened to the music, others took to the fancy dress box and put on a smile for the photo booth. The perfect way to capture such a unique event.