STUDIO EVENTS: Linda McCartney’s Veggie Table

STUDIO EVENTS: Linda McCartney’s Veggie Table

With such a wide range of events happening here at First Option, we get to see many different and equally fascinating uses of our studio space, but every now and then we have something so great that we just have to share it with you.

In May this year we had one such event when Veggie food brand, Linda McCartney’s came to visit and brought their ‘Veggie Table’ along with them

Linda McCartney’s Veggie Table

Linda McCartney’s celebrated National Vegetarian Week with a series of intimate cooking demos at the studio, hosted by their special guest, Jay McGuiness of The Wanted.

Hosted by Jay McGuiness

Guests were welcomed with drinks and veggie canapés in ‘Linda’s Lounge’ with fresh vegetables and flowers complimenting our wooden beamed farmhouse aesthetic. The pictures evoke the wonderful smell of lavender that was wafting through the air.

Drinks and Canapés in Linda’s Lounge

Fresh flowers and a lovely farmhouse feel 

Blueberry and Rosemary smash!

Guests were then invited to gather in our main kitchen to learn some veggie tips and recipe inspiration from Linda’s top vegetarian chef.

Cooking lessons in our kitchen studio

There was, of course, the chance to try the chef’s offerings with guests leaving with the knowledge to recreate their own show-stopping recipes at home. Recipes such as…

Warm Catalan Salad with Vegetarian Chorizo

Vegetarian Pork Fajitas with Smashed Avocado

Vegetarian Duck, Ginger and Mango Rice Bowl

And let’s not forget about those canapés and drinks! Including…

The vegetarian Scampi

A vegetarian sausage roll garden

Vegetarian Lebanese pulled chicken with pomegranate

Virgin Mojitos

Also, one very lucky guest was chosen to win a once in a lifetime, money-can’t-buy prize – a Linda McCartney cookbook signed by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney! Only three of the signed books exist in the world making it a priceless collector’s item.

A priceless signed Linda McCartney cookbook

What a fantastic event that utilised all of our space to create a wonderful experience, and what an absolute joy to be a part of it.