08.09.09

Last month I was a panelist at Modern Spirits London, an event initiated by BMW.

Modern Spirits London

We were an eclectic mix; a chef, a composer, a designer and an adventurer.

Tony Hawks was the moderator. I was already familiar with Tony’s work as he wrote “Round Ireland with a Fridge” which I read as a young explorer on a British Schools Exploring Society expedition to Iceland in 2000 – brilliant book if you’re interested!

During the course of the evening we tasted exquisite food from Jason Atherton the Michelin-starred chef, witnessed a performance of Steve Sidwell’s “Heathrow Overture” written for the opening of Terminal 5 and got the chance to explore BMW’s 5 Series Gran Turismo designed by Christopher Weil. They wouldn’t let me drive one home unfortunatley……take a look at the Modern Spirits London event website for full coverage of the event as well as video footage of the evening.