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Aynhoe Park's supper club

PUBLISHED: 11:00 29 March 2011 | UPDATED: 18:54 20 February 2013

The exterior.

The exterior.

Aynhoe Park is a 17th Century Palladian Mansion in the Oxfordshire countryside which has been at the forefront of entertaining dignitaries over the centuries and now finds itself continuing those traditions in a series of exclusive cultural events

Aynhoe Park is a 17th Century Palladian Mansion in the Oxfordshire countryside which has been at the forefront of entertaining dignitaries over the centuries and now finds itself continuing those traditions in a series of exclusive cultural events throughout 2011 spearheaded by its owner, James Perkins.

Set within 250 acres of Capability Brown Estate, the Parks events are renowned as the ultimate country house experience, honed with extravagant, theatrical taste and Alice Through The Looking Glass eccentricity.

The latest of Aynhoe Parks unusual ventures was a supper club featuring James Perkins friend and culinary sorcerer Heston Blumenthal on Saturday 19th February 2011.
Blumenthal, who was cooking his first ever professional dinner in a private home, put together a 21st century banquet, inspired by Aynhoe Parks vast history. The seven-course dinner was served amongst the decadent Venetian-style interiors, 19th century cast sculptures and theatrically dressed taxidermy.

The events team at Aynhoe gave bespoke, limited edition party favours to guests which included an engraved silver pocket watch for the gentleman and a mini Christian Louboutin shoe for the ladies.


Photography by Shaun Thompson

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