Thursday, 29 November 2012

Cosmosoirée *Classique* Nov 10

Here is a small selection of the wonderful photos taken again by Thomas Wagner at our recent Cosmosoirée *Classique*.

It was a perfect evening, thanks to all! Special mention to my right hand man Vincent, and to Philippe for all his amazing help in the kitchen the day before, MERCI :) 


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Next event Saturday November 10

Cosmosoirée *Classique*

Just when you thought the old days were gone for good the classic cosmosoirée returns with a vengance! The original CosmoLoft will once again welcome us into its cosy fold to reunite us for some good old fashioned international mingling as we enjoy a freshly prepared home-made feast and free flowing drinks. With winter fast approaching what better way to cheer ourselves up!

Date: Sat Nov 10
Time 9pm - 1am
Place: Private loft, Metro Drassanes
3 course dinner + open bar
25€ suggested donation.

Please email me for more details and RSVP!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

PARTY REPORT Sept 8 *Nouveau Depart*

After a 4 month break sans soirées we finally came back to life last weekend inaugurating our alternative new summer venue, a charming attic apartment with lovely terrace in the Sant Antoni barrio. Given the low profile publicity the turn-out was larger than anticipated with a crowd of 59 managing to squeeze into the cozy space, 33 men and 26 women, all fabulous and cosmopolitan of course!
Whilst the dynamics of the space provided a novel change, on the food front I kept mostly to my tried and tested formula, with a few exceptions such as the chickpea terrine which proved a popular starter, and the chicken main course with creamy mustard and tarragon replacing the staple curry dish.
But the culinary highlight was definitely the amazing dessert "riz au lait" and caramel sauce, a special treat prepared for us by Parisian restauranteur Franck Pettier!  (FYI now looking to start a restaurant here in Barcelona, stay tuned!) One of my guests even commented to me it was the best dessert they had EVER tasted:) Franck also very kindly assisted us with general preparations and on the evening with his bursts of efficiency in the kitchen, so a big mercí beaucoup to him! Huge thanks also to my other wonderful friends - Philippe who took control in the kitchen (when I was losing it) and served up everything with a smile, Katrina my lovely cocktail-hostess-with-the-mostess, and last but not least my right hand man Mr Big, I couldn't have managed without you all:)
Unfortunately our ace photographer Thomas was struck by car problems en route and could not join us, but thankfully Katrina had the presence of mind to take some snapshots to record the evening:)

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

**Twilight** Party Report

It was a rather grey and rainy twilight but that didn't stop us from enjoying our Cosmojitos and cava cocktails as the daylight slowly slipped away.

The dreary weather may have accounted for a slightly smaller turn out than usual with a total of 55 attendees comprising 30 men and just 25 women, but spirits were high and a good time was definitely had by all.

I tried a couple of new dishes - a chickpea terrine with caramelised onions and spinach which proved a successful additioin to the buffet table, and as a main course variation I prepared marinated chicken with asparagus and mustard sauce and basmati rice. I think it went down well although as I began serving I found the quantity was strangely lacking... I later discovered that my volunteer helper who stir-fried the chicken had only cooked about half of my 5 kilos! So applolgies to anyone who felt their portion was rather on the small side;) I trust that appetites were satiated by the desserts!
Thanks to my helpers Tina, Katrina and Jack, and of course to resident photographer Thomas Wagner who was once again on hand to capture his wonderful images of the evening

Thomas Wagner photography
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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Next event

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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

*PRINTEMPS!* party report

Last saturday we enjoyed a perfect cosmosoirée with an optimum crowd of 60 fabulous people from all over the globe. As ever the ladies outnumbered the men somewhat by 35 to 25, but it was a nice even mix of new and familiar faces.

Everything went very smoothly thanks to the great spirits of all my guests plus of course the assistance of my wonderful helpers Vincent and Tina. And we were honoured yet again by the presence of photographer extaordinaire Thomas Wagner, so without further rambling I will let his amazing images describe the evening:)

Thomas Wagner Photography
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Thomas Wagner Photograpy
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