FOOD is fashion . FASHION is food . a VICTIM of fashionable food*

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

GG Picnic*

"Once upon a time in 1921, Guccio Gucci opened the first Gucci store in Florence.
Over nine decades later, Creative director Frida Giannini continues Gucci's italian tradition 
by infusing the luxury brand with a sense of daring and provocation.
Enduring symbols of the fashion house reflect its increasingly innovative design aesthetic from the Green Red Green Web, GG, Bamboo, Flora, Diamante to the Horsebit.
Exclusively Made in Italy, be part of Gucci forever: the 90 year legacy."

My two great loves are food and fashion. I decided to combine both one night by hosting a "GG Picnic". Invitations were issued to the GG fashionistas with only one condition, guests must bring food inspired by Gucci! Since I have been quite preoccupied with work lately, my parents kindly organised all the catering and decorations for the party. This limited my creative input to providing two simple instructions that "anything green-red-green to represent the GG Web will do" and "please decorate the house with flowers to allude to the GG Flora". I guess a raincheck on the Horsebit shaped cheese & crackers; brown chocolates arranged in GG formation; Pasta topped with lettuce, tomatoes & avocado; Diamante cake; and hot runway models!

Garden Salad
(Spanish Onion, Cucumber, Celery, Tomatoes, Lettuce and Carrots)

Circular Club Sandwich
Ten layers of compressed healthy goodness
(Freshly baked Bread, Avocado, Cooked Prawns, Lettuce, Cucumber, Carrots, Chicken Breast, Smoked Ham, Cheddar Cheese and Sundried Tomatoes)

Cooked Tiger Prawns
Plated with Sliced Cucumber and Lemon slices.

Salt & Pepper Lamb Chops
Deep fried in Olive Oil, then garnished with Chilli and Shallots.

GG Desserts
Green Tea & Red Bean Mochi, Pistachio and Strawberry Macarons, Chocolate Mud Cake, Cupcakes, Ben & Jerry's Icecream

GG Web Chocolate Mud Cake
Hand decorated with Red-Green-Red gummy candies on the icing, which we later realised was actually Oucci themed- not Gucci!

Green Tea & Red Bean Mochi
A thin layer of Mochi encased the concentrated green tea icecream, crushed red beans and creamy vanilla sponge.

GG Web Cupcakes
Classic opera cake making an appearance in cupcake form, topped with a green-red-green Web chocolate disk.
(Looks good, and tastes even better! Coloured icing on the handmade chocolates gave that extra touch of individuality, while the Joconde socked in coffee syrup and layered with chocolate ganache was simply amazing.)

Unfortunately, a lot of dishes did not make the cut for this post as they did not fit the GG theme, but I believe they do deserve a special mention: Mini Spring Rolls, Slices of Atlantic Smoked Salmon, Mixed Fruit Salad, Combination Fried Rice, Seafood Efu Noodles, Ice cream and a few too many bottles of wine!!!*


  1. zomg your prawn platter looks amazing! even your cucumber slices are so perfect!

  2. OMG!!!!!!! this looks so good!!!!!! <3

  3. This is totally wonderful, I love the circular sandwich - adorable ! The green tea mochi looks delicious. What lovely parents.