Aveqia

Restaurants Smithfield
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Venue name: Aveqia
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Address: 2 St Bride St
EC4A 4AD
Transport: Tube: Blackfriars
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Joanne  M

I met a lot of nice new people at Aveqia in a fun way by which we prep food together.  I say prep as I don't see cracking an egg, peeling mushrooms, slicing cauliflower etc is cooking. There is 4 working stations starters, starters, main and dessert.  You are divided up by one of the chefs into groups (you cant choose your work station).  You are then all given something to do be it peel mushrooms, boil eggs, crack oysters open, stir sauce etc.  On the night I had the Autumn menu (Smoked Salmon Tartare, Lardo, Oyster Cream, Red Pepper Vinaigrette and Horseradish Mayonnaise AND Poached Duck Egg with Cauliflower and Cumin Veloute, Cured Duck Breast, Pickled Cauliflower and Wild Mushroom Powder AND Pan Fried Mackerel and Squid, Ratatouille Compote, Parsley Crumble, Black Olive Tapenade and Chicken Jus AND Plum Tatin with Apple and Pear Chutney, Caramel Gel, Chocolate Arlette, Shiso and Yoghurt Sorbet).  There was a few items I did not like on the menu or was allergic to so they did swap some items over for me which was good.  This was a fun night I loved meeting and prepping food with the new people I met and having a laugh with them.  Whilst prepping you can help yourself to wine and snacks (hams and cheese) throughout to give you inspiration apparently. Also there is a camera on hand via Aveqia to take photos throughout night which is then uploaded in morning for everyone to download photos from to have a memory of their experience.  So you don't have to worry about getting your phone mucky or running out of battery by using your phone etc. Also this way you will all get plenty of varied shots throughout the night of everyone. 

Reason I rate only 3 stars as I feel its quite on the expensive side considering what you do.