In partnership with Gaggenau, the luxury kitchen appliance brand, Cornflake, the premium home automation specialist hosted a lavish dinner for influential architects and interior designers on Thursday 19th May 2022. The Dine by Art dinner was an outstanding showcase of fine dining and fine art, presented together for this special occasion.
The theme, Dine by Art, related to two separate aspects of the event. Firstly, to the artistic talents and expertise of multi-Michelin-star award-winning French executive chef, Daniel Galmiche, who created a six-course menu degustation from sustainable ingredients using the Gaggenau appliances in the sophisticated kitchen on the lower ground floor of the Cornflake showroom in Fitzrovia, W1. Secondly, to the stunning artworks by Italian sculptor, Lorenzo Quinn, courtesy of the Halcyon Gallery at Harrods. These were featured as part of the beautiful tablescape curated by Harrods Interior Styling for the 12-seater table in the upstairs boardroom at Cornflake.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted to a Champagne reception and an opportunity to view Daniel Galmiche and his team demonstrating their cooking prowess using Gaggenau Vario 400 Ovens and a 90cm Flex Induction Cooktop with Integrated Ventilation System, while Daniel explained each of the dishes that he was creating for the evening, which were being paired with different fine wines for each course.
The VIP guests were then seated at the stunning dining table in the Cornflake Boardroom, which has been recently refurbished by Studio Stephenson Wright. The tablescape was designed by Alison Husbands at Harrods Interior Styling, with white pillar candles, white bone china plates and white linen napkins with personalised green bows by The Embroidered Napkin Company. Flowers were supplied by Yoko Blooms, and all were complemented by the beautiful sculptures by Lorenzo Quinn, available from the Halcyon Gallery at Harrods.
The event was hosted by Gary Lewis, co-owner of Cornflake together with John Roberts, Showroom Manager at Gaggenau UK. Guests included Maurice Penia from Halcyon Gallery, Nathalie Wells from Harrods, Nathalie Stephenson from Studio Stephenson Wright, Rohan Sherlock from Sherlock London, G Ali Wright from Lema UK, Tom Rutt from TR Studio, Irene Gunter from Gunter & Co, Jane Landino from Taylor Howes, Nick Walter, from Walton Wagner and Jemimah Graff from Martin Kemp Design.
Following the dinner, guests were given special goody bags as a memory of the occasion filled with a Cornflake Bespoke Scented Candle, a Gaggenau notebook and pen, a Nutriburst Vitamins pack and A Halcyon Gallery Book called Moments, by Lorenzo Quinn.
The aim of our special dinner was to combine fine art with fine dining and to present our partners and their specialisms in a perfectly curated setting. Our showroom showcases the latest in home automation technology, home cinema and smart home solutions for luxury living. For more information about what we do, our event space and how we work with like-minded brands, please contact us.
About Daniel Galmiche
Daniel draws upon his unique experience to share his love of food and authentic French / Mediterranean cooking and is passionate about using ingredients from local and sustainable sources. He is a regular guest chef on BBC 1’s Saturday Kitchen, and ITV’s Saturday Morning with James Martin.
He has achieved many accolades as a chef. When working at Knockinaam Lodge in Scotland, Daniel was awarded Master Chef of the Year, gaining his first Michelin star in 1990. He was also awarded a Michelin Star at Harvey’s in Bristol where he was Chef/Manager and he maintained the Michelin Star at L’Ortolan near Reading, and again, at Cliveden House in Berkshire. Whilst working at the Vineyard in Stockcross (2009 – 2016), he was awarded the 2011 rising chef trophy for Relais et Chateau worldwide, Restaurant of the Year 2012/2013 by Decanter magazine and was Hotel Catey nominee in 2012/2013 for best small luxury hotel executive chef.
About Lorenzo Quinn
Contemporary Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn is a world-renowned sculptor, particularly noted for his deft use of hands to convey authentic emotion and abstract concepts such as love and faith. Quinn’s sculptures have been placed prominently in cities around the globe, including major corporate and philanthropic commissions for leading organisations.
Quinn is inspired by such masters as Michelangelo, Bernini and Rodin. Working from his studio and foundry near Barcelona, he uses the traditional techniques of lost-wax casting to create his sculptures. Exhibited internationally, both Quinn’s monumental public art and the smaller, more intimate pieces transmit his passion for capturing eternal values and authentic emotions in his work. Lorenzo Quinn’s works are available from the Halcyon Gallery at Harrods