The ultra-stylish Connaught Hotel Bar, was exclusively Mark’s for one night. Invited guests, which included close friends, some wedding industry folk and the odd Niemierko couple along with Mark’s mother (that’s Mrs N. to you) enjoyed champagne, sipped several Brambles and Dry Ice Cucumber Martini’s. Served along with canapés by Hélène Darroze, which included Foie Gras Lollipops and mini Croque-monsieur’s.
Peggy Porschen designed a cake to include Mark’s “30th” monogram. Her tipsy orange filling was washed down perfectly with an Espresso Martini, and even more dessert canapés. McQueens provided the white hydrangea floral displays, Mark’s favourite.
And if you stayed late enough Agostino Perrone, the Connaught Bar’s head mixologist (and International Bartender of the Year, 2010) brought out his Martini trolley. Martini’s were mixed. Very much so. Which ensured our Saturday morning wasn’t so bright-eyed.
Not bad for 30. Happy birthday Mr. N.