It was a night of eating with Anthony Rose, drinking with our winning mixologist from The Drake Hotel, and dancing with Sharon and Bram.
On Wednesday night, Arts & Crafts welcomed some of it's finest artists and guests to a specially curated launch dinner hosted at the Analogue Gallery on Queen Street West. While we got to play a special part n the planning, design and execution; it was the food, cocktails and amazing company that stole the show.
Here are a few of our favourite moments (although it was hard to pick just a few;)).
Wynn setting up, hanging lights, bunting and other decor items
Florals! Every party needs some Jasmine Baker florals!
The finishing touches. Making sure every single tealight in the room is lite just before each guest arrives.
Rose & Sons had the neighbours mouths watering with the bbq pumping in the back!
Table decor set and ready for all of the guests! Photo by Stephanie Luong
Table florals. Photo by Kayla Rocca.
Our newest member Emily Kempe welcomed guests with this year's Field Trip punch! The winner was selected by a panel of judges after a tight competition at The Drake Hotel on Monday night!
Thank you to our festival sponsors, Absolut & Grolsch. Photo by Stephanie Luong.
Our mixologist winner! Alex Pearce from The Drake Hotel made his winning cocktail for all of the guests at the party. People loved it so much they came back for more! Photo by Stephanie Luong.
The entire event was catered by Anthony Rose and his team. Joining him, our sharp and sassy host from our 2015 Mixology Competition. The host of 86'd Mondays at The Drake Hotel, Ivy Knight. Photo by Kayla Rocca.
Are you hungry yet? Fat Pasha Salatim, photo by Kayla Rocca.
The whole dinner table! Photo by Kayla Rocca.
Production goddess Vanessa Arnscott, Arts & Crafts partner Kevin Drew & our very own Jasmine Baker. Photo by Stephanie Luong.
Our favourite moment of the night was when Sharon & Bram led everyone through a post meal version of their famous "Peanut butter and jelly!" Photo by Stephanie Luong.
Arts & Crafts partner Jeffrey Remedios makes a toast to his guests and friends. Photo by Stephanie Luong.
Guests not only left excited about the festival, but I am sure many were calling to make reservations at one of Anthony's outstanding restaurants. Seriously, who couldn't love this food! This photo featuring the Schmaltz Appetizing Platter.
Kevin Drew, Anthony Rose & the team from Rose & Sons. Photo by Kayla Rocca.
Our very own Jasmine Baker! Photo by Kayla Rocca.
Big Crow fingerling potatoes. Photo by Kayla Rocca.
Photo by Stephanie Luong.
Thank you to our amazing suppliers Event Rental Group and Ice Man who generously sponsored this event. Thank you to the Analogue Gallery for providing the perfect backdrop for the evening. And most of all, thank you to Jeffrey Remedios and Kevin Drew for creating the most perfect festival which we are counting down the days to.
- For the Love of Food
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