It goes without saying that when you are making a big decision such as which caterer to use for the biggest day of your life that you would want to try before you buy.
That’s why when we’ve worked out a menu with a couple, they are invited in to our kitchen to try some of the things they’ve selected. It’s important to see the presentation and quality of the dishes, so that you know how it’s going to look and taste on the day.
If you’re undecided between a couple of starters or main courses, this is the time to thrash it out – but with a traditional 3 course menu, remember that we will offer a choice menu of up to 3, at no extra cost. That way your guests can pre-order something they know they will like (so that’s good news for us too – we only like to see clean plates coming back into the kitchen).
We’re doing at least one tasting a week at the moment, and usually this is the time when couples make a decision to secure the date with a deposit, so they know that the day is theirs and we won’t be taking any further enquiries for that date.
Anne-Marie and Brad (pictured) had their tasting recently, and very cleverly came at lunch time! Their wedding in July is going to be a cracker. A BBQ in the day time consisting of Chinese Five Spice marinated Pork Fillet, Thai Style Tuna Steaks with Lime, Chilli and Coriander Minted Lamb Kebabs & Lemon & Tarragon Chicken Pieces served with artisan bread rolls, Persian Rice Salad, Roasted Broccoli and Asparagus Salad with Mozzerella Pearls, Oven Roasted Garlic & Rosemary New Potatoes followed by a ‘Trio of Desserts’: Vanilla Tartlet with Rhubarb Shot, Chocolate Truffle Cake, & Tarte au Citron.
The evening food is going to have a festival theme with large paella pans serving Spanish Paella, BBQ Jamaican Jerk Chicken & Mexican Chilli – served with sour cream, guacamole and tortilla chips. At this point guests are to be in shorts and T-shirts. They then have bands and DJ’s taking them into the early hours no doubt. No need to worry too much about the neighbours as there aren’t any close by. That’s why their venue – Burnt Barn Farm in Ninfield – is perfect. The couple even get to stay in the Boat House overlooking the lake.
Fingers crossed for the weather on this one….but then again, a festival isn’t a festival without a pair of wellies…!