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Winter wonderland in pictures

Pernod Ricard’s shiny new offices in Chiswick were turned into a winter wonderland for its Christmas party this week.

Pernod Ricard UK Christmas Media Lunch at Chiswick Park on 4th December 2014.

Stepping out of the lift, guests were taken through an enchanted forest dotted with deer

Pernod Ricard UK Christmas Media Lunch at Chiswick Park on 4th December 2014.

The winter wonderland theme stretched all the way up to the ceiling

Pernod Ricard UK Christmas Media Lunch at Chiswick Park on 4th December 2014.

On arrival, guests were offered an array of cocktails made with Pernod’s brands, from Chivas whisky to Plymouth gin

Pernod Ricard UK Christmas Media Lunch at Chiswick Park on 4th December 2014.

Canapés took inspiration from Fera at Claridge’s

Pernod Ricard UK Christmas Media Lunch at Chiswick Park on 4th December 2014.

One of the cocktails on pour was the Absolut Sherbet, made with Absolut Cherrys, sugar syrup and citric acid

Pernod Ricard UK Christmas Media Lunch at Chiswick Park on 4th December 2014.

A banquet fit for an ice queen

Pernod Ricard UK Christmas Media Lunch at Chiswick Park on 4th December 2014.

Adding to the festivities were Christmas crackers complete with obligatory terrible jokes

Pernod Ricard UK Christmas Media Lunch at Chiswick Park on 4th December 2014.

Among the dishes was a starter of sea bream tartare with yoghurt, pickled apple, rye and nasturtium flowers

Pernod Ricard UK Christmas Media Lunch at Chiswick Park on 4th December 2014.

We’re not sure what wine writer Robert Joseph is describing here, perhaps the size of a fish he recently caught?

Pernod Ricard UK Christmas Media Lunch at Chiswick Park on 4th December 2014.

The pretty as a picture desert was a bitter chocolate delice with white pear sorbet, honeycomb and edible flowers

Pernod Ricard UK Christmas Media Lunch at Chiswick Park on 4th December 2014.

To pair with the pud, we were treated to a glass of Martell Cognac…

… which db’s Lucy Shaw very much enjoyed

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