Private Summer Parties

2 Jul

So last week was a fairly busy one for us all.  We had a couple of events at one of our partner venues Icetank.  And we also did the opening night for the new MAC flagship store in Covent Garden.  The VIP night was on the Thursday evening and then the official store opening for the public was on the Friday.  And although it was raining fairly hard, making the stage slippery, A*M*E still took to the stage and dazzled wet fans with three fabulous songs.  Customers then escaped from the rain and into the store, where our halloumi burgers and ice cream cones went down a treat with everyone despite the rain.

Kate had a delightful event at a private home on Saturday.  Toby’s Tents set up a marquee in their garden where they celebrated their daughter’s communion with a sumptuous dinner.  The day started off with some of our ever popular canapés, to name but a few of them:

–          Trio of naturally stained quail eggs – beetroot, saffron and Earl Grey -served with a celery salt dip

–          Mini Yorkshire puddings with rare beef, red onion confit & horseradish

–          Carpaccio of beef with black truffle and Manchego cheese

Then on to the dinner where guests were treated to a starter of risotto with lobster and wild mushrooms with white truffle oil and chervil, then the main course was sauteed chorizo, diver caught scallops and spinach dumplings served with seared wild sea bass.  You’d think they’d be well and truly stuffed by then but no no, they finished off with a trio of desserts: Eton mess, chocolate mousse and summer crumble.  It looks so delicious, definitely making me hungry now!