For fortunate Wellington locals and visitors, Les Ateliers Lillet is staging a temporary takeover of St Johns Bar & Restaurant, to celebrate the French aperitif. Each week of February, the Cable St restaurant will embrace the Lillet mantra of ‘Lillet your way’ with a series of unmissable bespoke workshops. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect.
Lillet Aperitif & Floral Arrangement Workshop
8th February, 3pm
Wellington’s renowned botanical stylist, Mindy Dalzell of Twig & Arrow, is hosting a floral arrangement workshop with guests welcomed by a Lillet cocktail, before learning stunning ways to create unique take-home bouquets. Dalzell will begin with greenery and other important fundamentals, while also sharing her top tips on how to view floral arrangement as an art form. Meanwhile, the chefs at St John’s Bar & Eatery will cater a delicious two-course feast to accompany the Lillet aperitif cocktails they have designed and professionally paired with this mouth-watering dining and floral experience.
Watercolour & Lillet Workshop
18th February, 6pm
Channel your inner artist at this painting workshop curated by Les Ateliers Lillet and Paintvine. Blending creativity, cocktails and conversation, the Watercolour & Lillet Workshop is an event created for fun and fulfilment. Professional painters guide the guests to manifest their own masterpiece, with tutoring on the ins and outs of brushwork, colour mixing, rendering and much more. Let your busy mind rest as you focus on form and fine brushwork while releasing your imagination to run free. All while sipping on Lillet cocktails, a grazing table of delicious fare and tasters of timely snacks served throughout the evening.
Lillet & Meadowlark Workshop
26th February, 6pm
In partnership with Meadowlark, one of New Zealand’s most prestigious and internationally recognised jewellery brands, Les Ateliers Lillet presents an intimate workshop of jewellery assemblage. Helped by the founders of Meadowlark, Claire Hammon and Greg Fromont, the event offers attendees the chance to assemble their own bespoke sterling silver earrings or necklace, using a curated selection of Meadowlark charms. On arrival, guests will also be welcomed with a Lillet cocktail and an enticing introduction to the art of the aperitif.