A few months back, we at Eventprofslive held a poll to see what sorts of places our members would like to see more of and private dining spaces came up a lot. I would say I am asked to recommend private dining spaces almost daily in my role as well so, our June event was held in one of the private dining rooms at Cabotte, a French restaurant in the heart of the City. There were 16 of us that attended the event and pretty much all of us had walked past not realising there were some pretty fab private dining spaces inside!
Cabotte only opened late last year and was founded by two Master Sommeliers with extensive London restaurant experience. Having an event with its focus on great wine and French food is never going to be hard to sell is it!
On arrival, we had a few glasses of lovely wine and sampled their canapes while we were introduced to the venue by Sarah Kinsey who is the Events Manager at Cabotte. Sarah talked us through the various formats available within the private spaces and took us on a tour of the restaurant. On the first floor, there are two private dining rooms which both have their unique feel but are in keeping with the main restaurant downstairs. The Jeroboam Room (which is where we were for the evening) can accommodate up to 16 guests on one table, the space would also work well for a standing reception/wine tasting for between 30 – 40 people. The room has ample natural day light and over looks Gresham Street – not that you would know it as the sound proofing is very good. The second room, the Magnum Room, can accommodate up to 10 guests and has a great chef's view of the kitchen along with a Eurocave with a great wine selection! The venue is flexible and depending on the day of the week/month, they would be open to full exclusive hire of the restaurant or a section of the restaurant. As well as the private dining opportunities for events the restaurant also offers several wines tasting events so something worth checking out as we all get asked for venues for wine tastings constantly!
Once the tour was over it was time for dinner and it was delicious! Our main course was pan fried sea bream, sauce vierge & black olive tapenade and for those who had room after all the wine, canapes and the our main, we were served the biggest crème brulee ever! A fair few of us got through it which isn’t surprising – we tend to get side tracked with all the gossip (I mean events talk). We finished the evening off with more wine, teas/coffees and more conversation. We had a lovely evening catching up with our members over dinner at Cabotte…. great company, excellent conversations over stunning food and wine in a lovely setting!
If you would like any further information on Cabotte, you can contact Sarah here.
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Michelle Rees is a Events Advisor for a London Law Firm
Kate is a Events Manager for a London Law Firm