Welcome to my first blog post. I thought I would start with a busy and varied week to keep things interesting and ease myself into this wonderful world!
Tuesday saw the launch of the MS Society's Appeal Launch. This is an exciting time for the charity as advances and research mean that a cure is within our grasp. So, the 'Stop MS' campaign was launched at the inspiring Royal Society. Being sensitive to not taking photographs of the influential guests in the room I opted instead for this slightly moody (sinister?) shot of the striking logo, set next to some eerily split busts of eminent scientists....
A compelling cause and a highly successful night.
Thursday saw a gallery dinner at the wonderful Heike Moras gallery where I organised a dinner for the artists and curators of the 'Figuaratively Speaking' exhibition, http://heikemoras.com
These are lovely, small events where I work with a chef to produce some bespoke menus. On the table this time were - a velvety spiced cauliflower soup with homebaked rolls. Then for mains, quince stuffed with lamb with coriander and pomegranate with basmati rice,chickpeas and crispy fried onions and winter slaw. This was served with some lovely side salads of roasted beetroot, leek and walnuts; caramelised fig, orange, feta salad with rocket and some fantastic roasted aubergine, pomegranate, saffron and yoghurt dressing. All rounded off with an indulgent bitter chocolate, coffee and cardamom truffle cake with crème fraiche. Happy artists all round! The pictures really don't do it justice, I must take my good camera next time!
Denise Yeats is an events director, communications consultant, endurance athlete and avid adventurer.