The 80’s Office Party
Drinks, dinner, dancing and plenty of paper in the photocopier.
Back by extremely popular demand, The Art of Dining are inviting guests to their 80s-themed pop-up experience combining food, music, theatre and set design, all inspired by the classic office party. Step back in time to boardroom heaven: big hair, big ambition and even bigger shoulder pads.
Amanda Bellingham, female powerhouse and boss of The Pickle Company Ltd, will be taking the night off from monitoring pickle production and hosting the annual celebration of the company’s birthday with you, her loyal staff members, as her guests. Having fun and joining in is mandatory, so expect team-building games, office-based antics and perhaps even a round of Pictionary on the overhead projector, with pay rises and promotions on offer for the most dedicated members of staff. Once dinner has been eaten, and Amanda is satisfied with your appraisals, you may even get a slow dance with the boss.
The 80s Office Party will see set designer Alice Hodge take you back to the decade of geometric artwork and corporate colours, transforming The Rose Lipman Building into a classic office environment of overhead projectors and pinboards, filing cabinets and pot plants, complete with a refreshing lack of computers and the all important, and much abused, photocopier.
Guests will be invited to grab a glass of punch from the water cooler and get ready to enjoy Moro-trained chef Ellen Parr’s five courses of office inspired food, presented with a contemporary twist that will take guests from the morning black coffee to the afternoon biscuits.
Rosemary and wild mushroom broth served with goat’s cheese biscuit
Smoked haddock and caper sausage roll with tarragon mustard bean salad
Pickled cucumber and braised pork bao with crispy apple and coriander salad
Tea brined duck, pomegranate salsa, cinnamon pilaf and spiced yogurt
Salted caramel chocolate bourbons with malted milk ice cream