Divine Vines is well-known for their beautiful floral arrangements for weddings and private events, but they’ve also got a reputation for providing exquisite displays for corporate clients. Recently, Divine Vines was invited to add their special touch to the Remy Martin Bon Vivant dinner at Hy’s Steakhouse in Vancouver.
Remy Martin, the prestigious makers of cognac with a history dating back to 1724, joined with Hy’s Steakhouse, Canada’s premier steakhouse since 1955, to host 24 of Vancouver’s most influential lifestyle, fashion, food and media personalities to enjoy some of the rarest cognac in the world. The menu of the evening included steak tartare, filet mignon with mushroom and foie gras sauce, and impressively flambéed bananas foster. Alongside the impeccable appetizers, main course and desserts expertly prepared by Hy’s Steakhouse’s experienced chefs, guests enjoyed Remy Martin cognac cocktails and were treated to a taste of the company’s 100-year old, barrel-aged Louis XIII, which sells for $6500.
“To create the look and feel of luxury we of course used Vancouver’s Florist Divine Vines to help create the perfect centrepieces that added to the ambiance,” says Kelsey Klassen, Regional Marketing Manager for Remy Cointreau.
To match the extravagant tastes on offer and the luxurious red-velvet and Persian rug atmosphere of the steakhouse, Divine Vines created custom floral arrangements of deep reds and golds. Antique gold bowls held lush red roses and gerberas, with red anthuriums and burgundy cymbidium orchid blooms. Gold-brushed B.C.-native salal leaves and Asian pieris florets provided a bed of complimentary colour to the bowls bursting with red. The gold and red bouquets were then placed as a row of centrepieces down the family-style table shared by guests.