Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Preview Party

The inspiration

In the words of Grayson Perry, the key theme for the exhibition was “Art made now” in celebrating “diversity, democracy and humour” and the “colours of the summer” which for Grayson are turquoise, sky blue and day-glo yellow. Rocket’s inspiration behind the food was very much in line with the exhibition – three distinct blocks of colour that are represented through food, drinks and styling.

The menu

The three colourful food stations showcased a feast of seafood, Vietnamese summer rolls, zingy Mexican tacos and smoked roast chicken amongst others. The party menu showcased ‘here and now’ food and ingredients such as lobster and shrimp rolls, signature Rocket burgers and truffle mac ‘n’ cheese deluxe.

The surprise

The big reveal was a 10 foot tall ferris wheel, showcasing trays with the most delicious and colourful eclairs paying tribute to Grayson’s alter-ego: Claire. Guests were then treated to a private performance in the courtyard by award-winning singer/song writer Anne-Marie.

In collaboration with Fisher Productions and Drinks Fusion.

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