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The hot­ly-antic­i­pat­ed pre­mière of Seve’, the Seve Balles­teros biopic at the Empire, Leices­ter Square was fol­lowed by an after­par­ty at Bois­dale of Bel­gravia. Guests were treat­ed to culi­nary delights craft­ed by Bois­dale own­er Ranald Mac­don­ald and the Exec­u­tive Head Chef Col­in Wint, who devel­oped a menu that reflect­ed the taste of Balles­teros’ home coun­try, includ­ing stone crab, empanadas, octo­pus and squid ceviche, and Ser­ra­no ham cro­quettes for the stars of the film and their guests. No par­ty is com­plete with­out a good drink, which was in abun­dant sup­ply — a glass of Tio Pepe sher­ry on arrival, while the cig­ar ter­race was turned in to a homage to Rio­ja with guests enjoy­ing Bero­nia Rio­ja Reser­va 2008 pro­vid­ed by Gon­za­lez Byass on this warm sum­mer’s evening. The film’s star José Luis Gutiér­rez, who played the young Seve, and Maria Molins, enjoy­ing music from the Gyp­sy Kings with the Car­men Balles­teros, Seve’s daugh­ter were present at the par­ty. José was par­tic­u­lar­ly excit­ed about star­ring in the film as he said he had always played extras in his school plays and now he was the star of Seve. Mean­while Stephen Evans, pro­duc­er of Seve, was enjoy­ing a deli­cious glass of Vilar­nau Cava with Ranald Macdonald.