4 Mar 2013

Westminster Abbey Gardens: Youth Olympics Event: Part 1: The Menu

Here's an example of one of our menus from a high-profile event at Westminster Abbey Gardens held during 2012. As I've mentioned before, Westminster Abbey Gardens is an exclusive venue, open briefly every summer for a few short weeks. Places in the diary are highly sort after.

This particular menu was served to 350 high profile guests at an event to celebrate the success of the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games, Europe's biggest youth sports event. Guests included customers, MPs, Lords, Olympians and members of the London Assembly.

We designed the menu to be a balanced mix of two bite finger food that was passed amoungst guests as they enjoyed archery, badminton and table tennis demonstrations and applauded the award presentations.

Cucumber boxes filled with a fresh salad of feta, lemon and parsley, topped with purple shiso cress
Rice paper wraps of mint and palm sugar marinated vegetables and tofu
Sultana bread croute with Dolcelatte, fresh fig and balsamic caramel

Mini Quails egg Royale
Baked jersey Royals and sour cream

Wraps of smoked chicken with  mango and spinach
Carpaccio of beef on Truffled crostini with rocket pesto and shoots
Ras el hanout lamb with baba Ganoush caviar 

To find out more about this event see http://www.balfourbeatty.com/index.asp?pageid=43&blogid=42