“Cigar Night” started simply enough: two guys with cigars wanted a quiet place to smoke them. But then we thought: we should also have a drink while we smoked; and then, well why not have dinner first! That first night was so pleasant that when we spoke about it to other friends the common response was: if you do it again can I come?
So consequently it has grown to include a varying group of fourteen different artists, collectors, architects, directors, gallerists, musicians, and doctors, who meet irregularly at Wyn Geleynse’s studio in east London. We each contribute towards the meal and bring a bottle of wine (generally good but sometimes fantastic, which is usually by mistake). The food is found locally in the east London area, which now boasts a variety of excellent Portuguese, Italian, Chinese and El Salvadorian restaurants.
Whoever wins this auction item will be invited as our guest, provided with a “Cohiba” Cuban cigar, good drink, food and company on Monday, May 12.