24th February 2018
theme - cultivating the courageous
We are constantly amazed by the connections that are built when we gather and share food around the Yonder table. This aspect was possibly more prominent for us than ever when we hosted our first London event in partnership with Caravan. Stepping out of our familiar Bristol surroundings and into a new city was a milestone in our eyes and who better to partner with for it than London’s go-to restaurant for vibrant and well-travelled cuisine.
Set in their newest establishment Fitzrovia, people of all interests and backgrounds gathered around one long beautifully styled table highlighted with dusky pink linen, accents of brass candle sticks and exquisite floral blossoms by Bloaum.
As the evening unfolded so did the amazing flavours of the night. We engaged our creative side in a bespoke cocktail making masterclass by London locals Victory Spirits. We explored bold Mumbai inspired flavours through an outstanding three course menu created by Karma Cans and Miles Kirby. And we learned from a thought-provoking talk by Charlotte Instone, founder of Know the Origin, that courage is built in the smallest of moments that are often not witnessed by many.
The theme, ‘Cultivating the Courageous’ stemmed from the connotations of courage being perceived as actions big in sacrifice. Yet through this theme, we wanted to encourage individuals that courage is cultivated in small decisions we make everyday. Actions that generate great confidence in ourselves and challenge us to believe we have the ability to achieve more.
We forget to recognise that making a choice is a courageous act in itself. Whether perceived as right or wrong, successful or not, it takes courage to confidently pursue an idea. The more often we act with such boldness and confidently choose to believe in our ability, the more likely we are to see our biggest dreams and ideas become a reality. It’s in the here and now that we begin to cultivate our courageous side.