Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
A few years ago we served a thai menu as overlarge canapes - a cross between canapés and finger buffet but served like canapés on individual mini plates by waiting staff as guests stood chatting. The bride and groom to be wanted to go for very much the same kind of idea for this event, but for the guests to be seated at the table.
What was more this was to be served up from an open kitchen - while we do lots of events in houses where the dining area is open plan with the kitchen so you're effectively cooking in front of the guests it is not so common for marquee weddings - but we'll try anything! The guests seemed to love looking over at what was coming to their table.
|Open kitchen - almost ready to go........|
|Mini beef wellington with red wine sauce|
|Beef wellington around midnight the night before.|
|Beef wellington - before the top - spinach, wild mushrooms and chicken liver pate inside|
Chicken in Herefordshire cider and apples - served in individual bread tartlets
With so many different dishes I wanted to serve each on a different style of plate - this one we served in bread tartlets - 1 per person. You butter the bread, mould them into yorkshire pudding tins and bake them. So if you're really hungry at the wedding you can even eat the bowl!
|Lancashire hot pot|
Bubble and squeak cakes on watercress salad in bamboo boats
|Found these bamboo boats for the bubble and squeak above - looked quite good!|
|Good old english fish (goujons) and chips|
|After so much food the bride suggested fruit salad which we served in a shotglass|
|The all time english favourite - sticky toffee pudding with sticky toffee sauce|
|Mini lemon meringue roulade and mini chocolate torte|
|Also in background left were mini wild elderberry (had fun picking those in the rain a couple of days before) and
white chocolate cheesecake and mini pecan pie|
Monday, October 08, 2012
This has to be the ultimate shortbread no? Did this at the beginning of September. Hard to see maybe - camera viewfinder had broken so we had to hope for the best - they don't last long in this place with so much going on all the time....