Esquire put on its inaugural 60 Brilliant Young Brits dinner at Asia de Cuba in London on Tuesday night, bringing together some of the brightest young talent from the fields of fashion, food, design, sport, comedy and the arts.
Hosted by Esquire editor Jeremy Langmead and Jeffrey Chodorow of Asia de Cuba in conjunction with the restaurant's 10th anniversary, guests including The Maccabees, Little Boots, Henry Holland, Andrew Garfield, Kevin Bishop and Felicity Jones rubbed shoulders over cocktails, before settling down for a lively dinner of the restaurant's trademark fusion fare, which included a contender for the world's largest banana split.
Things moved on to the neighbouring Light Bar, then downstairs to Bungalow 8 - before one faction ended up in a member of the Esquire team's flat until 7.45 the next morning (it felt like a good idea at the time). And despite still feeling a touch fragile, we're already looking forward to doing it again next year. Read the full Brilliant Brits list in our July issue, out now.
ABOVE from left: Actors Andrew Garfield and Felicity Jones; television presenter Jameela Jamil; comedians Kevin Bishop and Chris O'Dowd
BELOW clockwise from top left: Singer Sharleen Spiteri and chef Bryn Williams; The Maccabees; actor Aneurin Barnard and guest; fashion designer Petra Ecclestone and entrepreneur James Stunt; a pre-dinner toast; actor Jamie Campbell Bower and fashion designer Zoe Graham; architectural foodsmiths Harry Parr and Sam Bompas; fashion designers Henry Holland and Gareth Pugh; musician Little Boots
Thanks to the providers of the guests' gift bags which contained:
Voucher for spa treatment at Agua, St Martin's Lane Hotel
A novel from one of our featured authors (Slaughterhouse Heart by Afsaneh Knight, Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith, Submarine by Joe Dunthorne, Glover's Mistake by Nick Laird or God's Own Country by Ross Raisin)
An album by one of our featured musicians (The Maccabees or Little Boots)
Korres Limited Edition summer fruits shower gel gift set
Bottle of Snow Queen vodka
$100 gift card for China Grill restaurants