Foodservice firm Harbour & Jones (H&J) hosted top chefs and other high profile guests at a champagne reception for the first-ever live Michelin Star unveiling event earlier this month.
H&J chefs prepared 3,000 canapés and served Veuve Clicquot champagne in the Riverside Room and on the roof terrace of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Savoy Place, London on 3 October.
More than 300 guests attended the star-studded event including Heston Blumenthal, Michel Roux and his son Alain Roux, Raymond Blanc and Marcus Wareing.
Blumenthal's restaurant the Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire regained its three-Michelin-starred status after the award was suspended while the restaurant relocated to Melbourne, Australia last year.
The IET's executive chef Anthony O'Donnell devised the canapés, which included tequila cured salmon with lime crème fraiche in crisp tortilla, tuna tartare with sesame, wasabi and avocado on nori crisp and confit duck ballotine with Kashmiri mayonnaise and apple on a rice cracker.
"With the nation's top chefs and food experts in the same room together, the bar was extremely high but our staff exceeded expectations with a mouth-watering and innovative canapé selection and immaculate service."
The catering operation at the IET is managed by Harbour & Jones.
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