Galvin at Windows
22 Park Lane
Date of Last Visit: Friday, March 6th, 2008
The Victims: Many
The Damage: Another freebie.
The Background: The folks over at TrustedPlaces have invited me and many of my blogging colleagues to a fantastic event at Galvin at Windows. The goal of the event is to get all of us eating oysters (courtesy of Wright Brothers) and drinking champagne (courtesy of London wine merchant Bibendum), while we Twitter and live-blog away.
There's only one problem. I've got two devices with me–my Blackberry Pearl and my Nokia e71–and neither of them are picking up a GPRS signal "this" high up. (High by London standards, I suppose.) Luckily, Chris from Cheese & Biscuits hooks me up with Galvin's wireless network. (If anyone knows how to connect a Blackberry Pearl to a wireless network, please let me know as I could not figure it out. The e71 was fine, but it was a bit low on batteries.)
The Oysters: We're given eight different oysters. The first four are raw and luscious–and all different. The next four is a mix of two cooked and two uncooked oysters. We vote for our favorites and settle into the Champagne.
The Sparkling Stuff: Eight different sparkling wines. They rattle off the names of all of them, but I'm going to have to watch the video because I can't remember what was what. It would have been great to get some follow-up notes with the specific details of what we tasted.
The Social Media Bit: Streamed online with Ustream by WorldTV.com with Nigel Barden presenting.
The Verdict: Galvin is lovely for the view, and this was truly a lovely, lovely event. I would really, really like to get some follow-up notes with what we sampled…I asked for some, but have yet to receive anything…