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Fun at the Food Assembly

13 May

A few months ago I moved to Penge. Now I can practically hear the cries of ‘where is that?!’ even as I type, don’t worry – a fair few of my friends didn’t know either, but I’ll tell you something….if you don’t know Penge, you’re missing out! Tucked away in South East London between Crystal […]

Festivals, Fun & (hopefully) Sun!

7 Apr

Ok, so we don’t want to get too hopeful just yet but recently the sun has been shining a little bit more (admittedly in the breaks between downpours), the clocks have gone forward – marking the official start of British Summertime, and I’ve managed to leave the house with a little jacket rather than a […]

Blooming Tasty…

27 May

Blooming Tasty….    Flowers and Food is not a new trend with the gastronomy industry but more of an ongoing visual element that has consistently spanned around 10 years now but why….? Well…. Flowers were an everyday ingredient back in the 16th & 17th Century but slowly faded out until the 21st where it started […]

Whether the weather be Hot or not…..

21 May

It only seemed a few days ago that we were declaring ‘Spring had Sprung’.  Who would have known that Summer would be knocking on the door quite so soon and if you’re anything like me, you’re completely unprepared…no sun cream, sunhats (for the kids!) and the BBQ well and truly tucked away in the garage […]

A swift change of scenery….

11 Feb

When a room or event space has been set up for a stunning dinner, it always seems such a shame to dismantle whatever’s been put in place as soon as the evening’s over. For this reason it’s always a joy when an event rolls over into the morning by way of breakfast. It means we […]

Lucy’s first Event…..

22 Jan

It’s Wednesday 21st January, it’s cold freezing outside and today marks my first event as part of team Purple Grape. Rather appropriately it’s being held at a venue called Ice Tank and I arrive excited having seen pictures of the venue in advance. You could describe it as a chic blank canvas. I briefly consider […]

10 Christmas Party Musts…

2 Dec

10 Christmas Party Musts…   1)Venue …. Location Location Location…. Unless you are providing transport for your guests the location is going to be the make or break as to whether your whole guest list turns up on the night! 2)Catering is key…..A great caterer and selection of food to fill those boozy tums will […]

‘Tis almost the season to eat, drink and be very merry…

26 Sep

It’s almost time to Eat, Drink and be Merry…..   Although we are all still enjoying some warming weather the leaves are starting to turn on the tree as a sure sign that Autumn is on its way and it has got me thinking about what I love about the autumn and winter seasons….. Now […]

‘Tis almost the season to Eat, Drink and be very Merry…..

26 Sep

It’s almost time to Eat, Drink and be Merry…..   Although we are all still enjoying some warming weather the leaves are starting to turn on the tree as a sure sign that Autumn is on its way and it has got me thinking about what I love about the autumn and winter seasons….. Now […]

Summer Party Venues

2 May

So to follow on from last week’s blog about our awesome BBQ menus we thought it would be a good idea to tell you about some great venues where you can have your Summer parties/BBQ’s in London this year. As you are probably aware Purple Grape work with some truly extraordinary venues, so having to […]