Archive for July, 2019

Rothamsted Manor

It was Lauren & Gerard’s big day at Rothamsted Manor on Saturday. Arriving from Church in a beautiful white Rolls Royce, we greeted the happy couple, family and friends with Prosecco and canapés on the front lawn. After many photographs and garden games we moved into the Great Drawing Room for the wedding breakfast. A starter of Smoked Salmon, Soda Bread, Celeriac Remoulade, Radish, Caper and Watercress, Orange Dressing followed by a main course of Parmesan Chicken Breast, Saute Baby Potatoes, Summer Vegetables, Salsa Verde, Parmesan Crisp delighted the guests. A trio of desserts followed served with tea & coffee. After speeches the guests moved into the library whilst we cleared the room and the dance floor was laid and the DJ set up. A great evening followed of dancing and laughter. A wonderful celebration shared by all!

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Singing Waiters!

Last week we watched the weather constantly! A dry summer so far but it didn’t look promising for an outside ceremony at Lodge Farm for the lovely Katie & Jamie! but luckily we must of been the only location in Hertfordshire that didn’t get showered on!

A beautiful ceremony performed by Katie’s Uncle started the magical day followed by Pimms and canapés on the terrace. Once inside the Tipi, we served them our “posh” BBQ which we serve to the tables. It looked and smelt delicious! They choose Sticky Maple Boneless Chicken Thighs; Haloumi & Vegetable Skewers; Lamb Leg Skewers and Charred and glazed mini beef brisket. This was accompanied by Cajun Roasted sweet potato; Redslaw; Roasted med vegetables and Moroccan Cous Cous. A trio of desserts followed to complete the meal.

Katie & Jamie had arranged for Singing Waiters, none of guests knew about this, so they worked with Kingfisher staff helping to serve and clear, and they were really good although a bit strange with their fake Russian accents! After dessert they broke into song and had the whole room cheering and laughing! A great addition to the day!

Speeches followed, and then dancing way into the evening. Katie DJ’d and she rocked the dance floor. A wonderful day, with lovely clients, a pleasure to of been part of such a memorable day!

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Beautiful wedding

Last Friday we catered for Emma & Shaun at @brookfarmcuffley for their big day. Summer sunshine, and a stunning venue, the guests soon enjoyed the atmosphere with Prosecco and delicious canapes. We served Mini yorkie pud, beef fillet, horseradish and watercress cream; Bangers and mash, red onion jam; Fish and chips, tartare sauce; Caramelized onion and applewood cheese tartlet  and Mozzarella and pesto arancini

Moving into the Tipi they enjoyed sharing boards of Anti pasti board of chorizo, prosciutto, salami milano served with balsamic oils, ciabatta, rocket pesto,sun blushed tomatoes, boccocini, marinated roasted vegetables, before relaxing and enjoying the heartfelt speeches. A main course of Sirloin of beef, blue cheese dauphinoise, seasonal vegetables, toasted almonds, red wine jus. A trio of desserts of Snickers chocolate brownie, clotted cream; Raspberry and caramelized pistachio crème brulee and Glazed lemon tartlet, caramelized hazelnuts, raspberries completed the meal.

A lovely day that we enjoyed being part of with a lovely family!

 

 

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And . . . . Action!

On Saturday we looked after Michelle & Steve and their lovely family @brookfarmcuffley  A wonderful wedding reception in the summer sunshine at a stunning venue. Guests arrived to Prosecco and canapés, followed by a delicious BBQ main course served by our lovely staff to the tables. Drinks flowed, a great band played and they danced well into the night! Mum and Dad even did a first dance as they hadn’t had one at their own wedding many years before. Lots of very touching memorable moments shared with this lovely family. We wish Michelle & Steve all the best for their future together! xx

Also we arranged for @gnbri_photo to follow us for our very own first photoshoot! Lots of posing and hair swishing going on, but hopefully they have captured the delicious food and the great team comradery we all share! Can’t wait to see the pictures!

 

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34˚C!

More like 44˚C! in the catering tent on Saturday!  We catered at Lodge Farm for the lovely Emma & Andy’s wedding in scorching heat, it was a task especially as poor John had to BBQ! Although many pints of water drank and poured over him, he managed to kept his cool and his delicious food just kept appearing much to the delight and dismay of the guests!

We served Marinated Vegetables and Haloumi; Tiger Prawn, Monkfish and Salmon Skewers; Lemon and Summer Herb Boneless Chicken Thighs and Skewers of Beef, Coriander, Chilli, Ginger, Lime. Accompanied by Greek Salad, Homemade Slaw; Green Beans, Mange Tout, Rocket, Sugar Snaps, Baby Chard, Balsamic and Roasted Baby New Potatoes. A trio of desserts completed the meal of Bakewell tart, rhubarb and custard; Snickers chocolate brownie, clotted cream and Pimms, mint and strawberry trifle.

Another great day at Lodge Farm!

 

 

 

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