Archive for October, 2015
Another lovely wedding last Saturday at Beechwood Park School for Patricia & Chris. Despite the chilly damp day, we greeted the guests with canapés and champagne and homemade rum punch in the drawing room beside an open fire, everyone soon forget the sogginess of outside and got warned up! I’m not sure if it was the fire or the rum punch!
Sitting down for a three course delicious meal consisting of a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts, our chefs did us proud, it looked and smelt delicious. With prawn cocktail or confit lamb croquette or braised mushroom to start, blade of beef or roasted chicken breast or roasted cod loin for main course, followed by chocolate torte or plum and pecan crumble or lemon and raspberry mousse for dessert; luckily their choices were pre ordered as I’m sure many wouldn’t of known which to choose once they saw the plates come out!
Speeches and cake cutting followed by the funniest DJ I’ve ever seen; he was ad libbing all the songs and dancing amongst the guests; he had everyone up and joining in, very clever and extremely funny!
Patricia had put lots of lovely finishing touches to her day, including the fullest sweetie table I’ve ever seen, it’s the little things that make the difference like these love hearts!
John cooked a traditional goat curry and jerk chicken for the evening food, it was commented on being the best they had ever tasted!
So a few well deserved weekends off now for the team before the Christmas party season starts! Oh and 2 more weddings before the big day!
I’ve just come home from work to these on my doorstep! What a thoughtful gift from a lovely couple! Makes everything we do so rewarding, and makes me realise we get the balance right week after week. Working with truly lovely couples like Kat and Matt does make it so easy though!
Saturday we catered for the lovely Liz & Ross at Hexton Manor. Although our last consecutive wedding of a long season, we pulled out all the stops as usual to give them a day and food to remember. Starting with canapes and champagnes served outside the house, followed by a three course dinner which left everyone feeling very full indeed! John and David worked their magic in the kitchen to produce a split starter of ham hock terrine and tomato, red chilli and garlic soup, followed by a choice of braised lamb shank with all the trimmings or chicken breast with a warm chorizo, green bean and butternut salad or caramelised onion & Gruyere tartlet with baby ratatouille. If that wasn’t enough, desserts followed of profiteroles with white & dark chocolate sauce and lemon & raspberry posset with ginger bread.
Lots of personal touches from Liz lined the marquee, from 1000 origami cranes hung from the ceiling bring good luck to the couple to some very special favours with charitable donations, these also meant a lot to lots of the guests.
And if that wasn’t enough Liz came and helped John carve the hog which we served in the evening! Great day for everyone!