Last week we were invited to a totally extraordinary dinner with TK Maxx, as part of their #RidiculousPossibilities campaign. I’m such a TK Maxx fan (you know how excited I get over new homewear and just a bargain in general really!) and so I was super intrigued to see what the guys had planned for us. (There was also mention of Prosecco cocktails and duvet forts, so I feel like all the boxes were ticked in terms of a good evening, right there! 🙂 )
If you follow over on Snapchat, you’ll already have seen a little of what we got up to, but it was so much fun, and the lovely girls looking after us were just so attentive and enthusiastic. The campaign centres around the myriad of possibilities that are on offer when you step inside a TK Maxx store. The idea that you might go in for a dress and leave with a trampoline (I’ve totally done that FYI!), or come across something that you really didn’t even know you needed (I once went in for pyjamas and came out with six Le Creuset soup pots. True story.)
We were treated to a seven course tasting menu, designed by Gizzi Erskine and served inside the mother of all teepees, created from TK Maxx linens, duvets and cushions. It was totally beautiful and I’d have happily stayed for a week! There’s something completely magical about tents and fairy lights, isn’t there? I wished we’d had the kiddos with us too – it was totally Annie’s jam! 😉
The menu consisted of really classic flavours, presented in the most unusual of ways, and it felt a little bit like sitting at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. A fairytale moment or two!
Some pictures of a beautiful evening!
^^ With my Prince Charming! 😉 (In all seriousness, I definitely wasn’t feeling very princess-like by the time we arrived. Think runaway puppy, combined with 25C heat and broken car air-con. We were flustered and a bit ‘dewy’ by the time we made it! Ha! The beautiful roof top setting and cocktails definitely helped though!)
^^ The light was a little dim and I completely forgot my camera flash, so please excuse the grainy pictures, but our dinner started with the prettiest consommé I ever did see! It tasted like tomato gazpacho, but was clear (like a chicken consommé!) and served out of a little teapot on top of vegetable stars and baby leaf Basil. From here on in soup better up its game to impress me more than this! 🙂
^^ Meat fruit! Pate made in a cherry mould and served on grilled sourdough toast. I’m not a huge pate fan, but Andrew loved this and ate mine too!
^^ Spicy tuna on crispy rice, and the best Crème Brulee I’ve ever eaten, served in a chicken’s egg. We also had gorgeous Korean chicken, and a goat’s cheese mousse with vegetable crudites. Delicious!
^^ I feel like Andrew’s face says it all. Lol! We had so much fun!
Thanks so much to the lovely folks at TK Maxx for treating us to such a lovely evening!