‘Drawn to Nature’ by Beatrix Potter at the V&A

Rocket was delighted to celebrate the life and work of Beatrix Potter, one of the most beloved children’s authors of the 20th century, at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Set at the museum’s Porter Gallery, the private viewing took visitors on a wonderful journey to discover Potter’s life as a scientist and conservationist. Our friendly staff garbed in crisp blue shirts—a nod to the beloved Peter Rabbit—greeted exhibit guests with delicious canapés beautifully nestled on trays decorated with moss, twigs, and foliage.

The custom-themed trays were reminiscent of the lush gardens and the calm English countryside where Potter drew much of her art’s inspiration from.

Photography by Thomas Alexander

The menu

The vision for the menu was playful and delightful, drawing parallels to various aspects of Potter’s collection and nursery characters, like Mr. McGregor’s vegetable patch laden with colourful fruit and vegetables.

Guests enjoyed a bespoke selection of seasonal British canapés, including Rocket’s signature Dorset crab doughnut made with Neal’s Yard crème fraîche, and brown butter brioche eggs and soldiers with balsamic pearls.

The night ended on a sweet note with housemade jammy dodgers, milk chocolate blackberry pops, and an apple crumble macaron.

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