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Easter, Parties and Mouthwatering Menus

8 Mar

The daffodils are out, the trees are in bud and the Sun is shining…..well, sometimes! So spring is (hopefully) on the way, and with it comes the chocolate-filled celebration of Easter. Now, I love chocolate as much as the next person and any holiday that means I’m actually meant to tuck into it, well, I’m […]

Happy Bonfire Night from Purple Grape

5 Nov

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We hope you have some explosive plans for Guy Fawkes tonight! You probably didn’t realise that until 1959 it was actually illegal to not celebrate Bonfire Night in Britain… On the 5th of November 1605 bonfires were lit to celebrate the safety of the King, following the capture of Guy Fawkes and spoiling of a […]

Around the world in Christmas Cuisine

9 Jul

  So July is in full swing and we so are the Christmas previews….. It’s always a little surreal to be surrounded by Christmas trees and alpine quirkiness when its 25degrees outside and you’re dressed in short sleeves, bare legs and Sandals. However, it got me thinking about Christmas food…. Because that’s what I do.  […]

Blooming Tasty…

27 May

Blooming Tasty….    Flowers and Food is not a new trend with the gastronomy industry but more of an ongoing visual element that has consistently spanned around 10 years now but why….? Well…. Flowers were an everyday ingredient back in the 16th & 17th Century but slowly faded out until the 21st where it started […]

Whether the weather be Hot or not…..

21 May

It only seemed a few days ago that we were declaring ‘Spring had Sprung’.  Who would have known that Summer would be knocking on the door quite so soon and if you’re anything like me, you’re completely unprepared…no sun cream, sunhats (for the kids!) and the BBQ well and truly tucked away in the garage […]

A swift change of scenery….

11 Feb

When a room or event space has been set up for a stunning dinner, it always seems such a shame to dismantle whatever’s been put in place as soon as the evening’s over. For this reason it’s always a joy when an event rolls over into the morning by way of breakfast. It means we […]

Lucy’s first Event…..

22 Jan

It’s Wednesday 21st January, it’s cold freezing outside and today marks my first event as part of team Purple Grape. Rather appropriately it’s being held at a venue called Ice Tank and I arrive excited having seen pictures of the venue in advance. You could describe it as a chic blank canvas. I briefly consider […]

10 Christmas Party Musts…

2 Dec

10 Christmas Party Musts…   1)Venue …. Location Location Location…. Unless you are providing transport for your guests the location is going to be the make or break as to whether your whole guest list turns up on the night! 2)Catering is key…..A great caterer and selection of food to fill those boozy tums will […]