At Innerplace we have the opportunity to investigate quite a few dining experiences as they have emerged across the capital, and we can honestly say that we haven’t experienced anything quite like AVEQIA before. A far cry from a cooking class, AVEQIA is a concept born in Sweden billing itself as active cooking, a way to socialise naturally in a relaxed environment with food acting as the common denominator. It’s a great place for a party and an ideal setting for team building exercises or client entertainment. AVEQIA enlists the help of chefs that have worked in the most celebrated restaurants in the world, from Le Gavroche to The Fat Duck, and supplies them with state-of-the-art kitchens accommodating groups from eight to eighty people with ultramodern appliances and light, airy Scandinavian design. The most active ingredient in the recipe is you.
A night at AVEQIA goes something like this: you will be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and an amuse bouche to whet your appetite during which the evening’s events will be presented to you. After being divided into groups you will cook an haute-cuisine four course tasting menu with the finest seasonal produce under the tutelage of a top class chef. When the meal is finished, you sit down at a table with your group and enjoy the food paired with four glasses of sommelier-matched wine. AVEQIA has recently introduced a new Christmas menu, with dishes including grilled foie gras with winter apples, brioche and almond toffee or crispy duck breast with celeriac cream, Waldorf salad and mulled wine sauce. There are three different tiers of wine packages available, with welcoming drinks ranging from a Cloudy Bay Pelorus sparkling wine to a glass of Krug Grande Cuveé Champagne.
For smaller groups than eight, AVEQIA will be accepting bookings on Saturday evenings from 5pm, where you can enjoy the experience alongside like-minded guests. Innerplace members will receive a special ten percent discount for these bookings. For groups of eight or larger you can hire your own private room and exclusive experience with Innerplace members and guests receiving an upgrade to a glass of Krug Grande Cuveé Champagne as a welcoming drink. With the festive season well underway (and almost entirely booked up) AVEQIA is ideal for Christmas parties. If you’d like to experience AVEQIA, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.