Taking place in the Waterhouse Way and Hintze Hall spaces, 450 guests enjoyed cuisine from across the continents and entertainment from party band, Bellissima as well as DJ sets. Canapé service included Scandinavian prawn cocktails; dukkah spiced lamb kofta; and mini beef burgers.
Food stations were themed around the characters from the 2006 film, including ‘Toot and Come In’ featuring Egyptian treats like shawarma; lamb tagine; and bread with hummus, baba ghanoush and mint yoghurt. ‘The Hungary Viking’ highlighted central and northern European foods with Swedish meatballs; beef goulash; halászlé, a river fish stew; and Jansson’s temptation, potato rosti.
There was a ‘Roman around Italy’ pasta bar with the choice of gnocchi and penne, served with beef bolognaise or salmon; as well as aubergine parmigiana and an Italian meats antipasti board. ‘The Wild West’ station crossed the Atlantic offering pulled pork, southern spiced crusted chicken and spicy bean burgers. Later, a whole suckling pig was carved and served in The Cave, followed by dessert canapés including dinosaur shaped cookies and lemon meringue.
Hannah Flood, sales and marketing director at Food by Dish commented: “What better venue to host ‘A Night at the Museum’ theme than in one of the world’s most prestigious museums. Our partnership with the Natural History Museum allows us to be as creative as the venue, and there’s no better time for festivities than Christmas. In-keeping with the Victorian architecture, we are able to unleash our creativity to match the venue’s unique back drop.”