Sunday, July 07, 2013

Sharing platter starter for 'the wedding of the year'

'The wedding of the year' - so dubbed by the bride. She was right! As she works in event management she had thought of absolutely everything to make the day look spectacular.
Afternoon tea sandwiches on arrival  - a difference to canapes!
These were:
Beef, watercress and horseradish croissants
Cucumber, cream cheese, rocket and homemade piccalilli sandwich
Lemon and dill muffins with smoked salmon  
Putting the finishing touches to the cured meat sharing platter
- Ham, parma ham, pastrami, salami, chorizo, courgette carpaccio,  peppadew peppers with lemon & tarragon ricotta filling, sun dried tomatoes, olives, gherkins & cocktail onions
Chef Brad fills up smoked salmon taramasalata, tatziki & hoummous in my collection of vinatge dip dishes
The other half of the sharing platter :
Honey and lemon chicken skewers
Prawn and pineapple skewers
Baked St. Eadburgha cheese with cranberry and orange relish
Parmesan shavings
There are also the filed peppadew peppers, olives and sun dried tomatoes scattered in there too. 
St Eadburgha cheese for the sharing platter - from Gorsehill Abbey Farm in Broadway  about 7 miles  from the wedding
One for the top table - the meat sharing platter with dips. 
Sharing platter takes shape. Spot the new plates (an Ebay haul)
While we were putting that together our other chef was busy putting together the leek stuffed fondant potatoes for the main course. This lamb dish we served for a dinner party a few years ago seems to be one of our most popular wedding main course dishes. 
Your chef for today is.....
While I was driving to the venue in the morning Brad and Gabbie were snapchatting selfies in negative. Lovely. 

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Wedding catering at Upper Court near Tewkesbury - sharing platter starter and assiette of desserts









Have your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, wedding breakfast, evening entertainment and overnight accommodation all in the same place! We have done so many events here over the years.
Last minute preparations
Champagne reception and canapes by the lake
Here comes the bride!
For a starter the wedding couple had chosen their favourite starters which we served as a sharing platter - great for more informal events - gets everyone talking. 
Mini homemade pork pies with piccallili - made fresh on the day!
Smoked salmon and watercress tart
Stilton baked field mushrooms
Homemade chicken liver pate with lavender chutney and melba toast
Garlic Dough Balls


Pastry hearts on top of pork pies - couldn't resist 
For a main course they had asked for beef, port & stilton pie and a chicken, apple and cider which we served as individuals - great comfort food!

Assiette of 5 desserts - mostly strawberry inluenced

Strawberries and cream tartlets
Mini chocolate éclair
Chocolate dipped strawberry
Shotglass of Pimms jelly
Heart shapes scones with clotted cream and jam 
I'm forever blowing bubbles - they made for fun wedding favours!
Photography courtesy of Gabrielle Wheatley, Maggie Booth and the bad ones were mine.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Pimms jelly (trial)


When you have extra pimms jelly..... try out another way of serving (above). Would look quite good once it's dressed up. Makes a difference to the shot glass version which is popular for a summer assiette of desserts...