Style of event: Product launch with canapé and drinks reception
Location: London Film Museum, Covent Garden
Client brief: Provide a canapé and drinks reception for the launch of a new natural flooring range
How Richmond met the brief:
To reflect the client’s new natural flooring range we were tasked with creating a ‘natural’ event to provide guests with a vision of the flooring showcased.
Taking place at the central London Film Museum in Covent Garden, the event space was transformed into a natural haven with unique carpets giving the feeling of walking along a sandy beach.
We set up the drinks reception in the entrance area with hundreds of Champagne glasses lined up like luscious trees from a rainforest. The event organisers chose our traditional ‘Classic Canapé Selection’, with a mixture of hot and cold canapés, served on olive wood canapé trays to reflect the theme.
As guests began to arrive they were greeted with a glass of Prosecco and welcomed into our natural world. Once inside live statue models posing against trees, rainforest sounds and freshly cut grass scents enhanced the atmosphere.
During the evening Richmond switched to wine and soft drinks until the guests departed, and with a relaxed feeling throughout the event and guests clearly enjoying themselves, it was a fun evening for the Richmond team to be involved in.
THE CLASSIC CANAPÉ SELECTION
Spoons of red mullet on a red onion and coriander salsa
Fourme d’ Ambert and caramelised apple on walnut bread
Peppered fillet of beef with strawberries
Mature cheddar scones with roasted vegetables and pesto
Parmesan and thyme shortbreads topped with sun blush tomatoes
Buckwheat blinis with smoked salmon and gravadlax tartare
Small baskets of “fish and chips” served with tartare sauce and ketchup
Cocktail Gloucester Old Spot sausages glazed with honey and mustard
Tiny vegetable samosas and fruit chutney
Sticky glazed red curry chicken bites
Triangles of sesame prawn toasts with Chinese salsa
Petites pizzas with pesto, courgettes, tomatoes and mushrooms