I’m writing this at the end of a very long week, whose end has been less than inspiring due to some very bad news and awkward conversations in London this Friday. Fortunately, the week began far better than it ended, so let’s focus on the positive things, shall we?
I’m thrilled and relieved to report that Monday’s EatDrinkSocial event, hosted by me as Webstaurants and Shaun Fagan of Black Dog New Media, was a huge success, largely driven by all of the enthusiastic, foodies people who came along. I wrote a glowing write-up of the evening on the Webstaurants blog. But here I wanted to call out a special thanks to Rachel Demuth, who hosted our evening at her wonderful Vegetarian Cookery School.
Last week, Rachel emailed to ask what I wanted to eat at EatDrinkSocial. I was completely swamped with work and failed to give her any feedback whatsoever. In a way I’m almost glad.
Rachel chose a selection of Spanish tapas for the evening: spanish tortilla, spicy tomato chutney, pesto, hummus and a gorgeous gazpacho that I must get the recipe for. This, to me, is the mark of a great event host – someone who can take matters into her own hands and make the expert decisions for which we hired her for.
In addition to food, Rachel also provided refreshing elderflower cordial, organic wine and, of course, a great space that worked extremely well for our social media pow wow. Thanks, Rachel, for looking out for us. I think everyone had a great night.