Posts Tagged meringue

Beechwood Park Great Gatsby Ball

Another busy weekend for the KF team, it was Beechwood Park’s school annual charity event raising money for Keech Hospice and BPSPA. This is the second year we have catered the event for over 400 guests and long may it continue!
This years theme, The Great Gatsby, was a tremendous choice, lots of time and care was spent in the planning and setting up of the event. The room looked amazing with floating balloons and twinkly lights, reminiscent of a Jay Gatsby’s famous parties!

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The guests arrived to saucers of champagne, greeted by our lovely KF staff and dancing girls, then made their way through to the marquee.

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PeeWee our lovely presenter & host for the evening started the entertainment either an auction for a bottle of 2001 Chateau Lafite, top London restaurants have this on their wine list for £1000! It finally sold for £1100, not sure that will ever get opened!

Other kitchen team laid out all the starters and my lovely staff, all 32 of them! started serving to tables, the choice was Marinated Vegetable a& Mozzarella a Timbale, Parmesan Shavings, Rocket leaves, raspberry balsamic syrup or Salad of Seared Duck, a Watercress, pink Grapefruit, Honey Lavender Dressing, served with a selection of breads and butters.

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After a few games orchestrated by Pee Wee the kitchen set up to serve main course. 2 stations of chefs, waiting staff lined up and off we went, we managed to serve all 419 in under 25minutes! Well done team! That was some service! They choice was Roasted Chicken Breast, blue cheese dauphinoise, warm salad of green beans, chorizo and chantennay carrots, Madeira jus, or Roasted Sirloin of Beef with blue cheese dauphinoise, warm salad of green beans, chorizo and chantennay carrots, Madeira jus or the vegetarian option of Summer Vegetable Risotto, Pan Fried Haloumi, red chilli pesto.
It looked and smelt delicious and judging by the clean plates that came back it was enjoyed!

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A trio of desserts followed of Lemon and raspberry posset, ginger biscuit, dark chocolate torte, passion fruit meringue pie, all washed down with lashings of wine and champagne! Tea & coffee then, followed by lots and lots of dancing!

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The guests partied hard till 2am, fuelled by the great Metropolis band and a great feel good spirit, the atmosphere in the room was electric at times, a fantastic evening, enjoyed by all!
We look forward to doing it all again next year!

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Busy Kitchens! New menus & tastings

Kitchens have been busy over the last week or so, with new menus being finalised! Dan & John are putting together the final touches to some delicious new dishes which will be added to our menus on the website in the next few weeks.
Some new choices include; Thai chicken and Mexican chicken with tequila burgers; on the BBQ menu, chicken liver parfait, brioche with spiced plum chutney; Proscuitto, basil, ricotta & cracked black pepper crepe; and beetroot gravaadlax, peppered mackerel, horseradish & watercress on the canapés menu.
Also fruit dusted meringue straws and Bakewell tart on the sweet canapés menu! Yum! Yum!
Can’t wait to try them all! Photographer coming in next week to take pictures, the website will look great with all these new shots!

If that wasn’t keeping us busy enough, we are meeting with all our lovely couples for tastings, tonight we are seeing the lovely Lucy & Kevin who have booked Tipis at Lavendar Farm next August. We will finalise their menu, timings for the day and help them prepare for their big day!

Friday sees us back for the 3rd year running at Parmiters School serving a 3 course meal for their annual Governors Dinner. School kitchens to cook in, but definitely not a school dinner!

BBQ last summer at the beautiful Lavendar Farm, more of these to come next year!
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