Social scene: Hart’s celebrates 20 years in Nottingham

Matthew Fort, Tim Hart, Lord Norman Fowler

Almost a hundred movers and shakers from across the region enjoyed good company and fine food at an event to help mark 20 years of Hart’s restaurant in the city.

Against a backdrop of twinkling lights and woodland foliage, guests at the event took the opportunity to don black tie and enjoy dishes matched with wines specially selected for the occasion by owner Tim Hart.

Guests included renowned food writer, critic and Great British Menu judge Matthew Fort and The Rt Hon The Lord Norman Fowler along with some of the previous head chefs and front of house team who have helped shape the restaurant into the foodie destination it is today.

With strains of classical piano playing in the background, guests were treated to canapes of Queen scallops with fennel and samphire, tuna carpaccio, chicken liver parfait and Lincolnshire poacher gougere, all served with Champagne Rene Beaudouin.

Tim Hart (centre) with (l-r) Mark Gough, first head chef_ Dan Burridge, current head chef, Ben Jones, first restaurant manager, Aaron Patterson, current executive chef

Stefa and Tim Hart cutting cake