Last Monday, I was fortunate enough to attend the BNC Christmas party at the very cool Mondrian hotel. The Mondrian is located in the famed Sea Containers House on London’s Southbank and opened late Summer. Lucky for me I got to see the Mondrian via a hard hat tour just prior to its opening and it was just as I imagined it would be… amazing! You can find out more about the Mondrian here.
The BNC (Buyers Networking Club) is the leading networking club for corporate event managers. You can read about the BNC here. I have been a member for as long as I can remember and their events are always so great for networking and generally having an amazing night. I have been everywhere from the Ritz in Madrid to The Savoy and everywhere in between. The group is such a great help for corporate event managers and bouncing off ideas generally.
Now whilst this Christmas party was on a Monday everyone was still in great spirits (not worrying about having a hangover on a Tuesday) and we had a fabulous performances by Lettice Rowbotham (Britain’s Got Talent finalist) plus Marc JB as DJ whom has had so many #1’s I can’t list them all. The entertainment was amazing and alongside manicures by the Mondrian’s in-house spa therapists and being able to chat with Chef Tom Parker Bowles there was so much going on it was wonderful. Obviously though food and drink is paramount and we ate the following:
- Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Chives with Caviar
- Smoked Ham Hock with Piccalilli
- Compressed Watermelon with Goat’s Cheese & Basil
- Fresh Figs wrapped in Parma Ham
- Crispy Truffle Polenta with Feta and Goat’s Cheese Mousse
- Chipolatas with Mustard Hollandaise
- Double Salmon Cakes with Red Pepper Mayo
- Mini Scotch Egg
I will however always show more enthusiasm for wine over food though and the wine did not disappoint. There was even a healthy gym cocktail with wheat-grass and kale which I am fairly certain not many people touched as most of the party were very merry but it was a great idea to offer a healthy option!
What we drank – Wines
- The Spee’wah Cabernet Shiraz
- The Spee’wah Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
At the end of the evening we were presented with THE MOST amazing hamper from Selfridges that I am too scared to eat. Each hamper was sponsored by one of the exhibitors in attendance and it was such a lovely touch.
All in all, one of the best Christmas parties I have been to so far this year and its only November!
Thanks BNC – very fance night!