Celebrating 120 years of The Brontë Society at Christie’s, King Street, Mayfair.

2014 February 20
by Jacs

deWintons were very proud to be working with the Brontë Society last night at Christie’s.  It was a beautiful night with the society re-launching the  Brontë Liqueur which hasn’t been on the market for 30 years.

Guests were treated to a rare glimpse of the art collection from the Brontë archive which included a MINIATURE portrait of Mrs Hudson by Charlotte Brontë, which was recently purchased by the society.  Mrs Hudson of Easton Farm, Bridlington, was referred to by Charlotte Brontë in a letter to her friend, Ellen Nussey, in 1839.

The Brontë Society, believed to be the earliest literary society in the English speaking world, is now a thriving organisation with an international membership devoted to the legacy of the famous literary sisters from Yorkshire.

As requested by the Society all the canapes were based on food from Yorkshire to include:

Yorkshire pudding, rare roast Dexter beef, horseradish sauce

Tea smoked free range duck breast, parsnip puree, poached black cherries

Leek and cheese tart, red onion and thyme puree

Yorkshire beetroot gravadlax and grain mustard butter bagel

Grilled Ribblesdale goats cheese, herbal pesto, parmesan biscuit

Wensleydale blue cheese, fig and Pedro Ximenez jam, toasted walnut bread

Leek and cheese tart, red onion and thyme purée

Leek and cheese tart, red onion and thyme purée

 

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