14 Jul 2011

Fabulous London Marquee Wedding Part 2: The Menu

Amuse Bouche: Bloody Mary shots
Start: Vodka cured salmon tian with avocado, mascarpone and micro shoots
Homemade herb, lemon and wholemeal bread 
Carved at the TableRoast Loin of Pork, stuffed with apricots and sage, rich cider jus, apple sauce, mustard and crackling 
Shared: Dauphinoise, Roasted beets, carrots, fennel, red onion and zucchini, Fine French beans, shallots and garlic
Desert for the Girls: Sicilian lemon Cheesecake, shots of passion fruit jelly
Passion fruit marshmallows and chocolate dipped strawberries
Desert for the Boys: Molten chocolate fondan, Harrow mess
Chocolate dipped strawberries

13 Jul 2011

London Marquee Wedding Part 1: The Style

This wedding was an absolute delight to cater for. Essential to its success was an incredibly fun, relaxed couple, their lovely (seriously lovely) guests, a fabulous marquee in a London square and a very well behaved Jack Russell.

To get a sense of how wonderful it was, you really should watch this video: (by DreamCatchers) http://vimeo.com/25966691

Let me set the scene: the couple were owners of the most adorable Jack Russell and in his honour, each of the tables was named after a breed of dog (Labrador, Spaniel, Dalmatian) and decorated with a canine topiary master piece – I have never seen anything like it, it shouldn’t have worked but it really did.

The couple wanted a “interactive and fun but still formal” menu so we opted to create stuffed pork loins that could be carved at each table by a specially chosen guest. This was kept a surprise from the “chief carvers” until they found a personalised chefs hat, apron and a knife at their place setting. The couple also wanted an element of tongue-in-cheek (lots of vodka) and to finish with a separate desert for girls and boys: dark and masculine vs light and fruity.

Venue: a Marquee in St Peters Square, London
Photographer: Capture It http://www.captureit.co.uk/
Videographer: Dream Catchers http://www.thedreamcatchers.co.uk/

7 Jul 2011

The Pantry - Nonsuch Mansion Cafe

Some photos of our latest venture, The Pantry, a little cafe besides Nonsuch Mansion. Fresh food, good company and delicious coffee.

Our famous Millionaires Shortbread.

2 Jul 2011

July Big Picture

The recent wet weather had a dramatic and rather beautiful impact on the marquee of one of our favourite venues Fulham Palace