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Historical setting

Saturday took us the the magnificent Hampden House in Buckinghamshire. In the heart of the beautiful Chiltern Hills, this quintessentially English country house provided the perfect setting for Sian & Richard’s wedding day.

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They arrived to a champagne and canapé reception in the great hall and as the October sunshine set across the Chiltern Hills the guests took their drinks outside to enjoy the views and to have photographs take. Who would of thought that possible on October 25th!

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Wedding Breakfast announced, the guests made their way through to the dining room. The menu consisted of Chicken Liver Pate, spiced red onion chutney, cornichons, ciabatta, rocket leaves, followed by chicken breast, champ potato, warm salad of chorizo, green beans and roasted butternut, Madeira jus. Dessert was sticky toffee pudding, salted toffee sauce and clotted cream.

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The guests then moved back into the great hall to cut the cheese cake, the bar was opened and the ceilidh band started playing. Cheese and coffee were served in the brick parlour.
The guests could enjoy all the wonderful rooms here, being overlooked by great paintings of historic royalty! Lovely day enjoyed by all, we hope to return.

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Parmiters Annual Governors Dinner

Friday saw the team back at Parmiters school for the 3rd year running serving them a delicious 4 course meal for their Annual Govenors Dinner for 170.
They started with Leek and Potato Soup finished with Crispy Leeks and Gruyere Toasty; Main Course was Roasted Breast of Corn Fed Chicken, Champ Potato, Warm Salad of Roasted Butternut, Peas, Chorizo and Green Beans, Madeira Jus; followed by Sticky Toffee Pudding, Salted Caramel Sauce, Clotted Cream for dessert. Cheeseboards and Biscuits with Port & Brandy, Tea & Coffee served with Petit Fours completed the delicious meal.
Cooked to perfection by Dan, John and MJ in the school kitchen and all served pipping hot by our professional front of house team! The walk from kitchen to tables was quite far and included 3 rather slippery steps! well done everyone!
We received this from Jackie who organised the event this morning, so good to get lovely feedback like this!

Dear Dan

I have had so many people saying how much they enjoyed the evening and all of them added and the food was the best ever, so tasty and served hot. So an enormous thank you to you and your team and to Laura for her work front of house. Everyone of your team was courteous and helpful. These events are always something I look forward to but also have a responsibility for so enjoying myself comes a bit lower down my list, however I had a great time too.

Once again a big thank you and, we will be in touch again when we have our next dinner. In the meantime please have a busy and prosperous Christmas but also time over the festive season to enjoy family and friends.

All the very best as ever

Jackie

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