Zafferano caters The Political Book Awards at the BFI IMAX
Parties and politics tend to go together – so the Political Book Awards, hosted by impressionist Rory Bremner, was a night to remember.
450 politicos, publishers, authors and media folk thronged the vast auditorium of the BFI IMAX to nibble on an eclectic selection of Zafferano canapés before the much anticipated distribution of the gongs.
Politicians undoubtedly like their food and this year’s canapé highlights included Crisp pigs’ ears and crackling tossed with English mustard; Lobster cone, spiced avocado and kimchi mayo; Tomato macaron with goat’s cheese and spiced tomato chutney; Taleggio soufflé tart with beetroot pickle - not forgetting a special request of retro cocktail sausages for Lord Ashcroft!
Once the awards were handed out (Andrew Marr won the lifetime achievement Award), comforting bowl food and desserts soothed losers and pepped up winners. Ever popular Steak, chips and Bernaise, were circulated with more cosmopolitan chicken tagine and jewelled cous cous; Blackened salmon and Asian slaw and Thai yellow snake bean curry.
Most endearing sight of the night? Three Tory grandees in deep deliberation whether to plump for a Lemon and limoncello meringue pie or Passionfruit and gingerbread cheesecake. The verdict? They had both!
John Russell (Andrew Marr image)