A VIP Dinner 42 Floors Up

VIP representatives from many of our clients were invited to this bespoke dinner at Landing Forty Two.

Brief

A prestigious dinner for VIP clients of events company The Concerto Group, to introduce an exclusive new event space on the 42nd floor of the Leadenhall Building.

Solution

Guests from companies including Deloitte, Edelman, The Financial Times, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Louis Vuitton, SocieteGenerale, PWC, Mitsubishi and Bloomberg were treated to a champagne and canapé reception with sensational views across the capital, before taking their seats for a dinner by our caterer, Create.

The evening’s bespoke touches were inspired by the building’s famous nickname, ‘the cheesegrater’. Miniature cheesegraters labelled with guests’ names served as placecards on the dinner table, complemented by stunning floral designs throughout the contemporary space.

The evening began with a drinks reception, before guests were seated for a decadent three-course meal from the venue’s caterer, Create. A starter of ‘Onion & Sorrel’ combined Confit Roscoff onion, aerated potato mousse, sorrel leaves and yoghurt, and was accompanied by a complementary wine, Riesling ‘Tradition’ 2014, Domaine Stenze-Buecher, Alsace.

The main course of ‘Aged Short Rib & London Porter’ was served with oyster emulsion, with navets, truffle and ale, and accompanied by Tannat Syrah ‘Voetspore’ 2012, Arendskloof, South Africa.

The meal ended with a classic dessert, ‘Ile Flottante’, strawberries and ice cream, served with Sauternes 2012, Domaine Sichel, France.

Matching wines were provided by Vintage Cellars. Full production was provided by Vibration and Fullcircle supplied the entertainment.

“Landing Forty Two is a landmark venue, and the fact that we had a 95% turnout on the night is due testament to the pulling-power of this iconic venue. The positive feedback that we have already received on Create’s bespoke menus and new approach to food-sourcing and presentation from the 160 clients attending has also been invaluable.”

Concerto Group CEO, Sam Gill