London’s elite sat down to a £1 million dinner in aid of UNICEF created by Quintessentially at the Guildhall. Jemima Khan helped organise the Diner des Tsars and was joined at the party by Russian model Natalia Vodianova.
Entertainment was provided by Darcey Bussell, the greatest British ballerina of her era. There were suitably sumptuous surroundings for the dinner at Guildhall and guests included Kate and Ben Goldsmith, Ben Elliot, Jacquetta Wheeler, Singer Katherine Jenkins, Mark Shand and Clio Goldsmith, Jemima Khan and Natalia Vodianova, Emma and Laura Parker Bowles, Mischa Barton. Other Diners included Sophia Hesketh, Lord Freddie Windsor and Imogen Lloyd-Webber.
The menu for the £1 million, eight-course feast that included foie grass, caviar, oysters, lobster and champagne by the jeroboam. Crafted in the style of food served at the time of the Tsars, the menu was very lavish and over the top.
Chicken consommé with lentils
Lobster and artichoke salad with lobster emulsion and truffle
Foie gras terrine sauterne jelly apply puree
Roast veal sweetbread ravioli with chestnut sauce
Poached turbot with langoustine sauce and chervil gnocchi
Braised beef shin in Guinness with mushroom croute
Spiced pear with lemon rice and pannacotta
Chocolate mousse with grapefruit puree and granite
Image courtesy of Quintessentially