London Life Events

A German Brunch

July 29, 2013

Some of you will remember a post i wrote a couple of months ago about a cute vintage shop owned by the lovely tania. In my interview, tania talked about making use of her ‘shop kitchen’ and introducing some styled events, dinner soirees et cetera.

Well, here is the first of these events. A 30’s berlin cabaret club german brunch!

Possessed N1 brunch menu 28 july

Unfortunately i already had other plans, but managed to pop in on my way to the farmers market to take a few pre-brunch snaps!


I was told that this an authentic 30’s drink. Cherry tear drop absinthe, filled with sekt sinthe. Go figure!




Some of the beautiful dining ware.


Gorgeous flowers.


Ralf, the chef at work. I’ve always wanted to be able to chop onions like this..


Sauerkraut salad.


Tomato salad.


Baked salmon with home made mayonnaise.


German sausage platter.


Drinks at the ready.


I then quickly popped back to snap a few pics at the live event.

Anyone recognise antoni from antoni & alison. Who knew, apparently him and tania are best mates! I loved antoni’s fancy dress efforts. Brunhilde anyone?



Very cabarettish indeed! Loved the outfit.


Yes, another fun effort.


Check out tania’s false eyelashes ladies and gentlemen. How great are these?


Loving the dress and necklace.


The brunch in full swing.



A finally, german cheese cake. Loving ralph’s shirt.


I’m sure everyone had a great time and ate and drank well into early evening. Can’t wait to see what’s next up on the events list. Tania, any ideas?

What would your costume have been if you had attended this brunch?

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  • Reply Simon Hamilton July 29, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Hi Tina

    Wow! You really captured the essence of this fabulous and special event yesterday. Lovely photos. Tania Rowlings and Ralf Witting produced an amazing array of dishes to for all palettes. Everything was so carefully and beautifully made and above all extremely tasty. The guests were also a feast for the eyes dressed in 1930’s German Cabaret style. When is the next one?



    • Reply tina August 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      Thank you Simon.

      What a great testimonial for Tania and Ralf. It all looked delicious and I did enjoy the efforts a lot of the guests made.
      Nice to meet you.

  • Reply geraldine July 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Looks like a fun event. Food looks delicious and such creative dress ups. x

    • Reply tina August 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      Yeah, food and dress up was spectacular! Thanks G x

  • Reply Lena July 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    What a great event! German Cabaret style is the kind of dresscode I like! That drink sounds dangerous, though. I bet it loosened up the atmosphere very quickly!

    • Reply tina August 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Apparently the drink is not as lethal as it sounds:-)) wee, at least that’s what I’ve been told!!

  • Reply Anya Jensen July 30, 2013 at 8:25 am

    How much fun does this look like, loving the headpiece of Antoni, brilliant. Food looks amazing, although I might have given the drink a wide berth – have heard that Absinth makes you go nutty (never tried – nutty enough as it is;-)
    Have a great week love,

    • Reply tina August 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Haha. Antoni’s headpiece was magical… so reminds me of my childhood!
      Like it… making you nutty (yeah, you’re nutty enough, I can vouch for that:-)) xx

  • Reply Holly July 30, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Blogger Extraordinaire, you are! Tina, you were basically in two places at once! Thanks for covering this fancy feast, it looks wonderful and such a good idea.

    Cool that Antoni was there! It’s a small world, as they say 🙂

    If I attended, I would have worn this outfit, the one with the white accents, with gloves and all: I would maybe add a dainty hat too.


    • Reply tina August 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      Hahaha. Not so extraordinaire:-))

      Yes, couldn’t believe it when I heard there’s close… small world indeed!!

      I think you would have looked stunning in that outfit. Mwah xx

  • Reply Parisbreakfast July 30, 2013 at 9:43 am

    This is making me sooo hungry
    What a fab soirée !

    • Reply tina August 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      I’m still dreaming of french rotisserie….:-)
      Thanks Carol

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar July 30, 2013 at 10:12 am

    What a super fun event this looks to have been, Tina! Love your snaps – especially the one of the tomato salad which has made me hungry for lunch already! x

    • Reply tina August 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Isn’t it creative and different to have a 30’s Berlin Cabaret Club Brunch?? I could picture you there:-) A bow tie, perhaps?
      Thanks W x

  • Reply Alison Sye July 30, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Another visual feast! And the food looks delicious, too. Yes, I did recognise Antoni, although he looks a little different – just can’t put my finger on it.

    • Reply tina August 6, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Hahaha. Very funny. Glad you enjoyed x

  • Reply Igor July 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    What a fun idea! Love the eclectic vibe and the eccentricity of the guests when it comes to dressing up for the occasion. Thanks for sharing my dear friend!

    • Reply tina August 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Isn’t it great when people make an effort? I loved all the fake eyelashes. Maybe a bloggers event like this? Now, there’s a thought!

  • Reply Catherine July 31, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Cool event with even cooler people! Looks like so much fun and the food does indeed look extremely tasty. Your photos are superb and what a small world it is seeing Antoni there. I love the cabaret outfit also, it looks stunning on the gorgeous lady wearing it.

    • Reply tina August 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      The gorgeous lady is Tania’s sister.. didn’t she look fab? Loved her outfit!
      Too cool for school??? Thanks C x

  • Reply Judith July 31, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    What a cool brunch, Tina! Such a pity you had other plans! Would have loved seeing you in one of these eclectic outfits 😉 And oh my, that 30’s drink sounds devilish!

    • Reply tina August 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      I wouldn’t have known what to wear! But I’m sure you would have:-)
      Ha. Good job I don’t drink!

  • Reply Louise - 30s Magazine August 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Food looks delicious and the crowd looks fun too. Very cabaret!

    • Reply tina August 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Very cabaret indeed. Thanks Louise.

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