MFM feast at opening of Stella's New York store
To celebrate the opening of her new store in Soho New York at the start of the month, the Meat Free Monday founder invited a few of her closest friends around for a special dinner.
The champagne fountain and New York-shaped ice sculptures were impressive, but what got everyone talking was the Meat Free Monday menu specially curated by chef Mario Batali, a recent campaign convert.
Starters was farro with beets and orange segments and warm avocado squash sformato, with mains of artichoke ravioli with lemon-fennel butter and tomato, aubergine and goat’s cheese tart, finished off with a delicious warm chocolate Nutella tart with vanilla gelato.
As if that weren’t enough, the dishes were served on little boats that floated down a table “moat” to guests including Liv Tyler, Naomi Watts, Kristen Wiig, Stephanie Seymour, Jason Sudeikis and Anna Wintour.
With a brand new Stella McCartney store due to open on Fulham Road, West London, in February, her UK-based friends – and all the rest of us! – will be hoping for an invite.
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