Fashion Event Serves African Fare in Bamboo Shoots

By Jenny Berg April 3, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

Photo: Yuri Hasegawa

On March 23, guests at a launch party for the Diesel & Edun collection feasted on snacks served in bamboo shoots. Held at Ron Herman Melrose boutique in Los Angeles, the event had qualities inspired by the collection itself: sustainability and modern Africa. (The denim collection is produced in Africa, and represents an effort to build sustainable trade with the continent.)

With catering from Mauro Cafe—the in-house restaurant at the posh store—the event's menu featured African-inspired small bites that were served in bamboo disposables, including the shoots. β€œI thought that the bamboo disposables did not compromise the overall look,” said café owner Evelyne Joan. β€œOn the contrary, it gives a more genuine, authentic, African look.” Bites included sweet potato fries with thyme, parsley, and garlic; chilled cucumber-avocado-mint soup; and traditional South African chicken curry.

The food was served at a fruit-stand-style station built out of reclaimed wooden palates and beverage crates. The laid-back affair was produced by M Crown Productions in conjunction with Diesel and Ron Herman's event producer, Josh Madson.

Sign up for the BizBash Daily - stay current with the event industry.
Your email inquiry will be sent to 3 venue