Les Misérables, the world’s longest-running musical, celebrated its 30th birthday yesterday with a charity gala performance and after party at the Queen’s Theatre in the West End. Presided over by Cameron Mackintosh, members of the cast were joined on stage by actors from the original line-up.
The post party nosh had to be French, French French!
So, we served classic baby Pissaladière, Confit Canard Rillettes on little toasts, and mini Ratatouille Croute with Tapenade. The tiny Brioche buttons with wild mushroom and hollandaise were a definite hit.
Bowl food included Classic Tartiflette with Reblochon and truffle; Nicoise salad with quail eggs and French dressing; Daube of beef with parsnip mash and Pomme Gaufrette; Saussicon Lyonnais, with potato and lentil salad with Dijon dressing.
The party was in full swing with a La Fromagerie-style cheese stall, a Charcuterie Station, and an Oyster bar , all serving morsels of divine deliciousness. The evening ended merrily with a Calvados Bar with Tarte Tatin and Apple Sorbet.
Party organiser Sue Uings commented, “Cameron’s guests were bowled over by the sheer glamour of the evening and the roving oyster shuckers were a huge hit!”
The stars of musical theatre were out in force, with members of the original cast Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson and Frances Ruffelle joining the new cast members.
Another great performance!