Whitechapel Gallery Christmas Venue Hire Information Pack

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Whitechapel Gallery Christmas Venue Hire Information Pack

Whitechapel Gallery

Christmas

Venue Hire

Information Pack

whitechapelgallery.org/venue-hire


Contents

The Venue & Caterer

The Spaces

Canapé Reception Package

Canapé Menus

Dinner & Reception Package

Dinner Menus

Drinks Menu

Floorplan

Background to the Whitechapel Gallery

Location

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Contact

Emily Daw, Events Manager

T 020 7522 7877

E EmilyDaw@whitechapelgallery.org

Adrian Morgan, Catering Manager

T 020 7539 3317

E Adrian.Morgan@vacherin.com

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Christmas at the Whitechapel Gallery

The Venue

This year is the first opportunity to hold Christmas and festive

events at the Whitechapel Gallery.

From private dinners for 40 in the Studios to canapé receptions

for 500 in the Galleries, the Whitechapel Gallery is the ideal

venue for your Christmas celebrations.

After a recent expansion the Grade II* listed Gallery is one of

the most celebrated and exciting cultural destinations in

Europe, with 3,600 sq ft of event space.

Ideally located in central London 5 minutes from the City,

Canary Wharf and vibrant Shoreditch, entertain guests

alongside an international programme of modern and

contemporary art.

“There is no better, sharper or more accessible gallery in the

city” – Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times

“The home of chic avant-gardism in London” - Waldemar

Januszczak, The Sunday Times

The Menus

Award-winning Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room head chef

Maria Elia, recently awarded 4* by AA Gill in The Times, has

produced a special Christmas menu which champions British

ingredients and uses local seasonal produce in an eclectic and

inspiring fusion of flavours.

‘Maria Elia – one of London’s hottest female chefs – produces

masterpieces full of colour and flavour’ – Elfreda Pownall, The

Daily Telegraph

Whitechapel Gallery has cuisine down to a fine art’ – Faye

Maschler, Evening Standard

The Caterer

Vacherin is the exclusive caterer at Whitechapel Gallery and

has a long established reputation in the West End and City of

London. Their managers are based on site and always available

to discuss your event.

Find out more about Vacherin at www.vacherin.com

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The Spaces

Up to 100 guests

Up to 100 guests

Private hire of the Café/Bar or Clore Creative Studio

From £95* per person

• Lunch or Dinner for 30 – 40

• Canapé Reception for 40 - 100

Up to 200 guests

Up to 200 guests

Private hire of Gallery 2 or Gallery 1

From £95* per person

• Dinner for 60 - 100

• Canapé Reception for up to 200

Up to 500 guests

Up to 500 guests

Private hire of Gallery 2 and Gallery 1 together

From £95* per person

• Dinner for 60 - 100

• Canapé Reception for up to 500 between the 2 galleries

*all prices exclude VAT

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Canapé Reception Package

Up to 500 guests

From £95 per person

The following Canapé Reception package is based on an

evening reception, 7pm to midnight, for up to 500 guests

(minimum 40 guests) at £95.00 per person, which includes

Room Hire.

Canapé Reception Package includes:

• Champagne on arrival

• Substantial canapés (8 per guest, including 2 desserts)

• Bowl food (2 per guest)

• House wine, bottled beer & soft drinks until midnight

• DJ entertainment

• Up-lighting in the main event spaces

• Cloakroom

• Reception Desk staff at main entrance

Optional extras:

• Late License beyond midnight from £500 per hour

• Extended bar at £10 per hour

• Spirits, extended champagne and wine choice

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Canapés

Choose 2 from the following:

Caramelised truffled parsnip crostini, shaved Lord of the

Hundreds, rocket (V)

Rustic chicken liver pate and mulled fig crostini

Locally smoked salmon, horseradish and celeriac remoulade

crostini

Pork rillette crostini, quince chutney

Choose 2 from the following:

Potato cubes, crème fraîche, locally smoked haddock, lemon

and chilli tartare

Cheesy parsnip and thyme beignets (V)

Potato cubes, locally smoked salmon, crème fraîche, chives

Mini venison shepherds pie tartlets

Choose 2 from the following:

Spiced carrot pancakes, roasted butternut squash houmous,

chilli roasted feta, almonds (V)

Potato and celeriac blini, shredded pork belly, apple celeriac

remoulade

Jerusalem artichoke blini, blue cheese, pears (V)

Wild boar sausage bruschetta, plum chutney

Choose 2 from the following:

Chocolate and Xmas pudding ganache filled chocolate cups

Mini pavs, mascarpone cream, spiced quinces

Mulled fig and chocolate tartlets

Chocolate brownie cubes

Brandy apple crumble tartlets

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Bowl food

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Choose 2 from the following:

Venison shepherds pie with creamy celeriac and potato mash

Slow braised lamb and quinces, rosemary mash, buttered

greens

Slow braised spiced lamb, butternut squash barley salad,

tahini yoghurt

Roast chicken, truffled rosemary macaroni cheese

Roast chicken, caramelised quinces, rosemary mash, parsnip

chips

Slow roast pork belly, sage and onion polenta, roast parsnips,

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shaved parmesan and watercress salad

Slow braised pork belly, cider braised cream lentils, savoy

cabbage, roast apples

Wild boar sausages, sage and onion mash, cranberry relish

Char-grilled flaked salmon, cranberry, pine nut and mint

couscous, cranberry orange sauce

Char-grilled flaked salmon, celeriac and horseradish

remoulade, baby roasted potatoes, crispy capers

Asian flavoured root vegetable casserole, celeriac mash (V)

Smokey aubergines, quinoa, tomato and ginger chutney, mint

and coriander (V)

Spiced roasted butternut squash, feta, caramelised onions,

braised lentils, tahini yoghurt (V)

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Dinner and Reception Package

Up to 100 guests

From £175 per person

The following Dinner and Reception package is based on an

evening event, 7pm to midnight, for up to 100 guests (minimum

40 guests) at £175.00 per person, which includes Room Hire.

Dinner and Reception Package includes:

• Champagne on arrival

• 3-course plated dinner

• Coffee and chocolates

• ½ bottle of house wine per person and filtered bottled

water with dinner

• House wine, bottled beer & soft drinks until midnight

• DJ entertainment

• Up-lighting in the main event spaces

• Floral table decorations

• Luxury crackers

• Cloakroom

• Reception Desk staff at main entrance

Optional extras:

• Late License beyond midnight from £500 per hour

• Extended bar at £10 per hour

• Spirits, extended champagne and wine choice

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Dinner Menu

Choose one from the following. A vegetarian dish can be

designed and matched to your choice of main course as a

suitable alternative

Starter:

Trealy farm charcuterie, celeriac and pear remoulade, shaved

Lord of the Hundreds, winter leaves

Local oak smoked salmon, horseradish crème fraîche, crispy

capers, roasted beets, mico herbs

Truffled parsnip and mushroom lavoush, rocket, shaved

pecorino

Potted salt beef, horseradish cream, marinated bets, dill

cucumbers, rye toast

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Main Course:

Roast chicken, caramelised quinces, rosemary mash, roast

parsnips watercress, quince jus, root vegetable chips

Roast chicken, truffled rosemary macaroni cheese, buttered

greens

Slow roast pork belly, sage and onion polenta, roast parsnip,

shaved parmesan and watercress salad

Slow roasted pork belly, creamy mash, sautéed savoy cabbage,

caramelised quinces

Roast rump of lamb, swede, potato and pine nut gratin,

buttered greens

Roast rump of lamb, rosemary mash, caramelized quinces,

cavolo nero

Roast salmon, vanilla and cauliflower puree, cavolo nero,

pancetta chips

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Dessert:

Cinnamon spiced pavlova, mulled figs, chocolate red wine

drizzle, mascarpone yoghurt cream

Gooey chocolate and mulled fig tart, crème fraîche

Gingerbread and apple cake, ginger poached pears, jelly,

mascarpone cream

Soft meringue roulade, quinces, pine nuts, orange blossom

cream

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Catering Notes:

• All prices exclude VAT

• Confirmation of final numbers is required 10 working days

prior to the event.

• We can provide you with a choice of wine, shown on the

following page, if you would like to upgrade

• To include unlimited champagne throughout the evening

would increase the price by £15 per guest

• To include unlimited spirits in the after-dinner drinks would

increase the price by £15 per guest

• Dishes may contain, directly or indirectly, nuts or nut

products

• All drinks will be served by our staff and may be stopped at

the manager’s discretion if abused

Venue Notes:

• The Gallery cannot be hired for public exhibitions,

fundraisers or publicly-promoted events

• The Whitechapel is a public gallery with exhibitions open on

a daily basis. As such, not all spaces are available during

opening hours.

• Evening Christmas packages are 7pm-midnight

• The full Terms and Conditions of Hire is available on

request

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Champagne, Wine and

Drinks List

Champagne and sparkling

Chapel Down Brut, English Sparkling Wine

Moutard Grand Cuvee NV, Champagne

Moutard Prestige Rose NV, Champagne

Moët & Chandon NV

Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV

Dom Perignon, 2000

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White wines

Easy drinking, zesty and lively

Santo Isidro White, Portugal 2008

Marche Trebbiano Villa Moncaro, Marche, Italy 2008

Chateau Ksara Blanc De Blancs, Lebanon 2007

Stoneburn Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 2008

Gruner Veltliner Rabl "Spiegel", Austria 2007

£30.00

£36.00

£38.00

£48.00

£58.00

£150.00

£12.50

£16.00

£20.00

£23.00

£25.00

Floral and aromatic

Semillon Sauvignon Groot Constantia, South Africa 2007

Riesling JL Wolf, Dr Lossen, Germany 2007

Chapel Down Flint Dry, England 2008

Bourgogne Chardonnay, France 2006

£20.00

£22.00

£25.00

£27.00

Elegant classics

Pouilly Fume Chateau de Tracy, Loire, France 2006

Pierro Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australia 2006

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Rose wine

White Rose Zinfandel Parducci, California 2007

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Dessert wine (37.5cl glasses)

Glenguin Botrytised Semillon, France 2006

Elysium Black Muscat, Quady, Madera County,

California 2007

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Please note that red wine is not permitted in any of the

Galleries or Studios. Red wine is permitted in the Café/Bar

and Dining Rooms only.

£38.00

£65.00

£18.00

£22.00

£23.00

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Floor-plan

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Background to the Whitechapel Gallery

'The original East End gallery is to

reassert itself as the centre of the most

vibrant artistic community in Europe.’

The Financial Times

The Whitechapel Gallery was founded in 1901 to bring great

art to the people of East London. The Gallery is

internationally acclaimed for its exhibitions of modern and

contemporary art and its pioneering education and public

events programmes.

The Gallery has premiered international artists such as Pablo

Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Nan

Goldin, and provided a showcase for Britain’s most

significant artists from Gilbert & George to Lucian Freud,

Peter Doig to Mark Wallinger.

The Gallery plays a unique role in the capital's cultural

landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of East

London as the world’s most vibrant contemporary art

quarter.

The Grade II* Whitechapel Gallery was designed by architect

Charles Harrison Townsend. This purpose built gallery is an

outstanding example of the Arts and Crafts movement and

its aspirations of being accessible, spiritually uplifting and

transformative. This development also builds on the 1980s

expansion by Colquhoun and Miller under the directorship of

Sir Nicolas Serota and inaugurated by the Queen Mother.

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The Location

Whitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High Street

London E1 7QX

T +44 (0)20 7522 7888

F +44 (0)20 7377 7887

info@whitechapelgallery.org

Aldgate East , Liverpool St, Tower Gateway DLR

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