Private Dining is perfect for intimate celebrations at home, particularly if you have a large family and want to do something special.
Barrie arranged this lunch in honour of his wife’s birthday. He wanted it to be a treat for his wife and the extended family and close friends without the hassle of finding a restaurant to take all 20 of them.
Also, having a beautiful home and garden, why pay to go out when you have the perfect setting at home, and can take things at a much more leisurely pace?
The day started off with canapé which consisted of sun-dried tomato & cream cheese blinis, mini toad in the hole, roasted vegetable bruschetta, king prawn & chorizo skewers, Thai crab and chilli toasts and quails scotch eggs.
After drinks and canapé in the garden the guests took their seats at the dining table in the conservatory.
They had pre-ordered from our Private Dining Menu and starter choices included a trio of salmon, stuffed field mushroom, and tomato & basil & mozzarella tower with a pesto dressing.
Pan-fried fillet steak was on the menu for some, cooked just the way they like it, as well as a slow-roast lamb. The vegetarian option was a filo basket filled with a butternut squash & chick pea curry served with aromatic rice.
For desserts most had a trio of chocolate brownie, brandy snap basket filled with exotic fruits and a warm treacle sponge.
With our waiter and waitress taking care of their needs we could hear they were having a great time, and we were thrilled when the birthday girl said it was a truly memorable birthday – in the comfort of her own home with all of her closest family and friends around her and fabulous food to top it all off.
If you want to spoil someone (or yourself) have a look at our Private Dining Menu.