inspiration & bright summer style ideas

Summer Living Workshops

Start preparing for those hazy days of summer with friends and family get-togethers, BBQ's and picnics, lazing around out doors enjoying the warm afternoon or evening and be inspired by our free interactive Summer Living Workshops.Whether you are hosting an intimate affair with close friends, or celebrating a special occasion with many guests, these free workshops are perfect for getting fresh inspiration for entertaining this season and celebrating the summer months.From dining to decoration, there will be a great selection of workshops for you to enjoy. Create your very own floral arrangements with one of London’s top florists, experience some of the world's most decadent Champagnes and discover the perfect canapé ideas.

The team are hard at work putting together another great programme of workshops and demonstrations - come back soon to find out more....

Summer Living Work Shop

Fabulous ideas for summer living
Fabulous ideas for summer living

2016 SPEAKERS

BLOOMON - Anton Van Duijn

Bloomon’s expert florist Anton Van Duijn showed visitors how to recreate Bloomon’s trademark style. They created a stunning bouquet, stem-by-stem, to take home whilst learning about all the season’s trends!

LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE TASTING - Mark Bingley, Master of Wine

During the workshop vistors tasted Louis Roederer’s Champagnes specially blended from some of Roederer’s best vineyards. Informative and entertaining, visitors were expertly guided them through the complexities and pleasures of Champagne.

SAKE NO HANA - Hideki Hiwatashi, Head Chef 

Hutong's head chef talked through a simple and delicious seafood recipe, perfect for summer entertaining. Kung Po is an authentic style from Sichuan which Hutong specialises in, and making this dish with scallops is an elegant way to make it more special.

HUTONG AT THE SHARD  - Bing Luo, Head Chef 

Tastes of Japan was an unusual and inspirational taste experience where visitors learnt about both a sensory original cocktail and taste accompanying seafood. Hideki demonstrated how to create a classic Sakura bento box with sushi and sashimi.

PONT DE LA TOUR   - Frederick Foster, Head Chef

Frederick Forster of the iconic Le Pont de la Tour restaurant, demonstrated some simple seasonal dishes adapted from his menu. Along the way, he' shared his foolproof tips for selecting, preparing and serving your seafood in the summer. 

Other works shops included Gin Master Classes in which visitors learnt about the history of gin, juniper and botanicals, how to taste gin, the role of garnishes and more and Chocolate Tastings which included how to taste chocolate properly to be sure to enjoy all the flavours!

 

Delicious Summer Recipe Ideas

Delicious Summer Recipe Ideas
Delicious Summer Recipe Ideas for entertaining friends and family

Louis Roderer Champagne Tasting

Louis Roderer Champagne Tasting
Louis Roderer Champagne Tasting

Create that perfect on trend summer bouquet

Create that perfect on trend summer bouquet
Create that perfect on trend summer bouquet

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