What does Christmas means to you? Does it means holidays, presents, parties, family or lots of delicious food? The new Waitrose Christmas Advert #ChristmasTogether really made me stop and think for a minute about what Christmas actually means to me. Out of all the good presents I received in the past years, the parties etc.. what really made unforgettable memories was spending time with my loved ones. No fancy restaurants or expensive presents, what truly makes me happy is to gather around a table and share delicious food with the people that really matters to me. It really doesn’t get any better.
To celebrate celebrating Christmas with others last Monday I got invited by Waitrose to their Christmas Together supper club at the Bull & Last in North London. The location couldn’t have been more perfect or more Christmassy. There was a huge Christmas trees with all our secret Santas underneath, lots of gorgeous Christmas decorations everywhere and the dining table was just the most festive setting I have ever seen.
We started the evening with a glass of bubbly and some canapés and then we moved to make our own gingerbread cocktails which literally tasted like a dessert in a glass! It was creamy, rich, decadent and packed with lots of festive flavours.
Dinner was an absolute feast and I was so impressed with the veggie options. I had some kind of open cannelloni stuffed with butternut squash, with the best maple roasted potatoes! I never thought about putting maple syrup on roast potatoes but now I am totally converted! They were ridiculously crispy and I think I literally had a full plate of them 🙂 I also had some roasted Brussel sprouts with puy lentils and some caramelised root vegetables. Everything was accompanied with some beautiful wine. Desserts were just a dream! Black Forest panettone, chocolate truffles, chocolate & ginger mince pies, Christmas pudding and so much more.
At the end of the dinner we exchange our secret Santas and it was so funny to see each other surprised faces!
To celebrate the launch of Waitrose’s new Christmas TV campaign which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJZbo5ohVGs #ChristmasTogether they will be running some amazing competitions across all their social channels.
There will be lots of ways to win some incredible prizes such as Kitchen Aid mixers, Champagne and hampers)over the coming weeks by sharing your Christmas moments on your social channels and tagging #ChristmasTogether.
More information and Ts & Cs here: http://www.waitrose.com/home/christmaswithwaitrose/waitrose-christmas-advert/social-competition.html
Thank you so much Waitrose on a such a special and magical night! 🙂