The Events Mill

Multi-Sensory Dining

Sight, smell, sound, touch and taste – the five senses that constitute everything that is delightful about being a human being. The ingredients that orchestrate our olfactory notebooks of life are full of nostalgic connections and formulas that shape our interests, loves, dislikes and routines.

Have you ever considered how your sensory organs can be used as condiments to heighten everyday situations? Take dinner, for example. There is nothing more rewarding than tasting your favourite food or sipping a beautiful wine – food is the joy of life – but were you away that your nose plays a vital role in what you actually taste, with olfactory notes punctuating your palette calling upon your sensory glossary that shapes a positive or negative reaction. Now imagine adding another, unexpected sensory element to this everyday situation and comprehend the possibilities?

We have a reputation for crafting the most creative, multi-sensory feasts that fuse storytelling with gastronomy. Typically, multi-course dinners, these food adventures are more than what’s just on the plate. We invoke the senses and match food, drink and décor in ways which are entirely unexpected, breathing life into a story as you feast on sumptuous plates enhanced with multi-sensory treats.

So what’s involved when producing a multi-sensory gastronomic dining experience?

Venue & Setting

Choosing the perfect venue takes time and careful consideration. We have a full collection of venues and spaces which are ideal for intimate dining experiences. This type of dinner works well for numbers from 2 – 70 people, although larger groups can be accommodated. 

At Home

Alternatively, our multi-sensory dining experiences work well at home, for smaller numbers.  Enquire now to see what can be achieved. 

Narrative

We love crafting new narratives but also excel at bringing existing stories to life, through food. We’ve also produced dining experiences that bring a product to life and others which are developed around a certain beverage, such as whisky.  

Engage The Senses

To reach true levels of immersion, it is importing to invoke the senses. We will recommend a full range of sensory enhancements which will elevate your dinner from a simple meal to a food adventure.  

Integration

We love to reach levels of the sublime in our work and are committed to developing our designs in line with current trends and production integration, which will make your experience stand out as exceptional, highly polished and authentically brilliant.  

Personalisation

To reach true levels of immersion, it is importing to invoke the senses. We will recommend a full range of sensory enhancements which will elevate your dinner from a simple meal to a food adventure.  

Entertainment

Our multi-sensory dining experience are theatrical by nature, which means your guests will be on the edge of their seats throughout. We work with the most talented entertainers to add dramatic flair and variation throughout dinner. This entertainment is curated in line with our narrative, enhancing the menu and creating necessary breaks between courses. 

Floral and Habitat

We love to use a full range of design services to complement our menu design. Here at The Events Mill we are equipped to develop the most compelling and visually stunning décor, table runners and room flowers which add textural variety and habitat relevant to the menu. 

Budgets

The £300.00 + VAT per head would include the following: 

  • Narrative Design
  • Menu Design
  • Tasting Development
  • Tasting Course Food (based on 4 courses)*
  • Beverage**
  • Sensory enhancements 
  • Serviceware 
  • Table name cards
  • Printed menus  
  • Staffing and Management
  • Logistics 
  • 1 x acoustic entertainer (such as a harpist) 

* Upgraded courses are available up to a maximum of 21 courses.

**Beverage cost may vary depending on exclusivity of product, brand and quantities required. 

*** Cost does not cover: venue hire; production; audio visual; special effects; upgraded furniture or décor; upgraded entertainment; bespoke services. 

The £500.00 + VAT per head would include the following: 

  • Narrative Design
  • Menu Design
  • Tasting Development
  • Tasting Course Food (based on 6 courses)*
  • Upgraded Beverages**
  • Upgraded Sensory enhancements 
  • Upgraded Serviceware 
  • Upgraded dining chairs
  • Ambient table glow 
  • Table name cards
  • Printed menus  
  • Staffing and Management
  • Logistics 
  • 1 x acoustic entertainer (such as a harpist) 
  • 1 x roaming entertainer (such as close up magician) 

* Upgraded courses are available up to a maximum of 21 courses.

**Beverage cost may vary depending on exclusivity of product, brand and quantities required. 

*** Cost does not cover: venue hire; production; audio visual; special effects; upgraded furniture or décor; upgraded entertainment; bespoke services. 

The £1000.00 + VAT per head would include the following: 

  • Venue (private dining room or small venue approx. £3000 + VAT value)
  • Narrative Design
  • Menu Design
  • Tasting Development
  • Tasting Course Food (based on 10 courses)*
  • Premium Beverages**
  • Premium Sensory enhancements 
  • Premium Serviceware 
  • Table lighting such as LED candles, tea light candles or flame candles 
  • Furniture including dining table, chairs and casual reception furniture
  • Upgraded name cards
  • Printed menus  
  • Staffing and Management
  • Logistics 
  • Premium entertainment.

* Upgraded courses are available up to a maximum of 21 courses.

**Beverage cost may vary depending on exclusivity of product, brand and quantities required. 

*** Cost does not cover: venue hire; production; audio visual; special effects; upgraded furniture or décor; upgraded entertainment; bespoke services. 

We offer many types of experience design depending on how immersive you would like the party to be. As each dining experience is so unique, the below should be seen as a guide only, and all budgets would be tailored according to the specifics of the dinner location, guest number, narrative and services required. Please guide us so that we can suggest an appropriate response based on your budget. 

Enquire Today

For additional guest numbers or for tasting course dinners that exceed 10 courses a bespoke price would be quoted. Please contact us on info@theeventsmill.com or 0203 723 0195