Experience Azerbaijan

Words Miran­da Wilkin­son
Pho­tographs FJ West Films & Miran­da Wilkin­son

The set­ting for the Expe­ri­ence Azer­bai­jan press launch was The Sander­son hotel.  Upon arrival guests treat­ed to themed cock­tails such as the gin-infused Baku Won­der and canapés of lamb, chick­en, goat’s cheese and beet­root. 

The high ceilinged space was trans­formed with VR, a pho­to booth and plinths dis­play­ing the country’s wine, includ­ing a spe­cial Pome­gran­ate dessert vari­ant which intrigued guests.

After a guid­ed tour by Flo­ri­an Sen­gstschmid, CEO of the Azer­bai­jan Tourism Board, who has lived in Baku for sev­en years, guests were invit­ed to an inti­mate five-course din­ner fin­ished with what else but a glass of pome­gran­ate wine!

The evening was round­ed off with a thank you toast from Flo­ri­an and guests were gift­ed beau­ti­ful hand paint­ed silk scarves from the coun­try.

It’s about time we all went to Baku!  #takean­oth­er­look #expe­ri­enceazer­bai­jan