Oh, what a night at Fego Sevenoaks’ first birthday
The great and the good of Sevenoaks were given a warm welcome for our Kent site’s one-year anniversary
It was a night to remember when we opened our doors to the local community to celebrate Fego Sevenoaks’ first birthday. From loyal customers to business owners and influencers, the attendees all shared one common interest – a love of great food, drink, music and communal spirit.
“We’ve been made to feel very welcome in Sevenoaks, bringing some South African culture and warmth to the town,” said general manager Igor. “We want people to feel like they’re a family member when they come here. We’ve had a lot of support and good feedback from the local community, and we want to let them know that this is a go-to destination.”
The evening was as much a ‘thank you’ to our customers as it was a commemoration of our inaugural year. In celebrating the milestone, we wanted to look ahead to the future, while also reflecting on the past, reminding our clients that we’re here to stay as a Sevenoaks food and drink landmark for everyone to enjoy into our second year and beyond.
There was no shortage of showmanship on display behind the bar on the night. Mixologist Albert Tenkorang treated guests to his unique blend of creative flair with three showstopping concoctions: An Amaretto Sour, a Mojito and a Maverick, so named after a gentlemen’s club in Cape Town, but later redubbed as the better-known Porn Star Martini. Albert is responsible for launching our Sevenoaks bar, and with it, Fego’s popular and theatrical cocktail culture.
If music be the food of love
On arrival, visitors were treated to the sultry sounds of singer and guitarist James Hunt, who serenaded his audience with his repertoire spanning six decades of popular music. Foodies were in for a treat from our menu as well, as a selection of delectable canapés were enjoyed, including such delicacies as beef teriyaki with wasabi en croute, goat’s cheese bruschetta and smoked salmon with cream cheese en croute.
Our place is your space
Along with our regulars – many of whom have been dining with us from day one – we welcomed guests who have tapped into our unique coworking ethos. Making the location available to professionals is hugely important to us, as we’ve helped support independents, freelancers, start-ups and many more over the last 12 months, and look forward to seeing new and familiar faces use the space for a long time to come.
South African flavours
It isn’t widely known that Fego takes its inspiration from South African flavours, cultures and traditions. From the artwork adorning our walls, to the dishes created in the kitchen, the country’s influence has a considerable impact on everything we do. This was a sentiment that we wanted to showcase on our birthday, speaking to guests about where we come from and how we’ve brought a vibrant range of touches to the town.