TK Event’s Desert Dinner @ Aga Khan

When Clearstream Banking Deutsche Börse Group, based in Luxembourg, chose to throw an affair for their most elite clientele they turned to TK Events Inc. for vision, creative and execution.

The international post-trade services provider was in Toronto on October 17, 2017, for the SIBOS conference, the world’s premier financial services event. They were looking to host an event which not only provides a luxury experience but would help them express the beauty and magic that can be found among Toronto’s diverse ethnic groups. They chose the Aga Khan Museum as the perfect venue.

“Paramount to the selection of the Aga Khan Museum was the opportunity to showcase Toronto’s unique multiculturalism to a global audience,” said Trish Knox, Owner, and President of TK Events Inc.

So, in a clearspan tent set on the edge of the sparkling infinity pools at the Aga Khan Museum, the backdrop for the white glove affair was born. Using its riveting décor, harvested organically from the museum’s graceful architecture the designers and producers were able to focus on the event’s food and entertainment experience.

Canadian Celebrity Chef, Mark McEwan served a bespoke menu creatively designed to marry the innovative libations curated by Toronto’s own Bar Chef and served from an immersive bar custom-designed for the event.

The two collaborated to provide a luxe –gastro experience including molecular cocktails, a gala dinner featuring delicacies that evoked a night in the desert, late evening warm-ups and custom dessert bar. Cocktails like Hot Buttered Rum (spiced rum, smoked salt, butter, rasp, cinnamon, maple, vanilla bitters) served over foliage covered bars flowing with dry ice enhanced the Mediterranean vibe. (see video)

Beneath a beautiful autumn sky, the event began with a bright and modern welcome reception inspired by Phoenician elegance. Middle Eastern Duet, Andrew Kay, and Justin Gray provided Indo-Jazz sounds.

Throughout the evening, magical performers enhanced the vibe including Wings of Hathor Dance, By Habeeba’s Egyptian Dance Troupe, a candelabra contortionist provided by Top Talent Entertainment and Canada’s Got Talent finalist, Aygul Memet, who wowed the audience with a stunning performance.

Epiphany Bourque, Sr. Account Manager at TK Events shared, “The entire event was inspired by the elegance of the Aga Khan space, with touches of Middle Eastern flair.”

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