Last night, event creating digital platform eve hosted 40 corporate event bookers at the debut ‘Dine with eve’ experience in The Vaults at RSA House, just above Embankment.
Becci Thomson, head of business development said of the launch event: “we are truly excited to be launching eve’s new immersive dining concept to the events industry. This idea takes the dining experience to a personal level where guests have the opportunity to enhance their food as they desire so whether it’s minimalism or maximalism it’s up to them.”
Launched in partnership with RSA House, guests at this inaugural event skipped traditional sit-down starters in favour of an extended reception with a variety of meat and plant-based dishes served from live canape stations.
One such station, a Bonda Bar, incorporated three types of potato bonda – South Indian comfort food – each served with a personalized topping of the guest’s choice. Guests were entertained during the reception by a DJ set and saxophonist enhancing the tunes.
Taking this unique concept of immersion even further, guests were invited to infuse their own beetroot dashi, which accompanied the main dish of fennel poached sea trout, from herb pots distributed along the dining table. Herb scissors were provided to assist.
A seasonal highlight of Yorkshire rhubarb trifle finished off this unusual menu, designed with a contemporary twist. The deconstructed trifle, with blood orange and Aperol, was served in a large glass bowl plate, covered with a Columbian white chocolate disk. Guests were encouraged to decorate their disk with edible paint to create a unique work of art, before cracking it open to devour their dessert.
Pratik Dattani from EPG said: “it was a really enjoyable and surprising evening. There were lots of interesting personal touches that made it stand out and new ideas we can incorporate into our events. It really opened my eyes to the possibilities available. I’d never think of hosting an event like this, in a venue like this but it was supercool and worked.”
Dine with eve is the first dining experience in a series of innovative industry events hosted by eve in 2020. Others are being launched in the near future. Organisers can apply to attend future events by keeping in touch with eve’s antics on social media via Instagram @goaskeve.
Launched last year, eve is a state-of-the-art web-based digital platform offering organisers full-service support in the research, creation and management of events, complete with venue finding, catering and production. eve’s ‘bots’ work 24/7 so organisers can access venue information at the touch of a button, making it a highly useful tool for international organisers seeking a unique London venue.
Combined with the latest technology, empathy mapping and artificial intelligence, eve promises to shake up the events world in 2020.