A few weeks ago, Bobby and I were lucky enough to be invited to the newest restaurant opening in York: Carluccios.
Having never been to a restaurant grand opening before, neither of us knew how to dress or what to expect but off we went after work on a Friday evening to see what it was all about.
We were greeted by the lovely staff and taken to the first floor area that had been set up for the grand opening whilst downstairs was open for business as usual to paying customers. We were offered a drink of champagne (orange for me) and then had the chance to mingle and take photos before the event began.
The view from Carluccio’s first floor (prime location near Betty’s may I add)
The fantastic bar set up
A gorgeous Italian style set up overlooking Betty’s
The evening then kicked off with a shed load of canapes coming out and they all tasted incredible. One waiter realised Bobby is like a Hoover and eats everything virtually so once clocked, he kept Bobby very food happy. He also had his glass topped up several times which he loved as it’s the first blog event he’s ever been to.
The evening then went on to Mr Carluccio himself who was celebrating his 80th birthday and had some fantastic opera singers for the occasion. They treated us to some incredible singing which was a great surprise and another huge tick for Bobby who loves Classical music as well.
We also got talking to the international operations manager who was a star and made me up an amazing non-alcoholic drink after telling him I was with child.
The evening was an incredible success and we went home with full stomachs from all the canapes we had gorged on. Thank you Carluccios for inviting us to this amazing opening.