Catering in Wiltshire and London

April 20, 2019

First up in the garden is always the rhubarb, as we have friends over for Easter we decided to make some jellies from the first crop of the year.

We also experimented with beetroot fondant truffles and cocoa nib truffles for weddings later this year.

March 22, 2019

We have spent the week testing recipes on ourselves and the brides and grooms for this summer. The picture above is a Wiltshire ploughmans consisting of a lemon and sage scotched quail egg, pickled bramley apple slices, royal basset blue cheese, damson cheese and pork...

December 20, 2018

Testing out new canapes this week. This one is a vegan gyoza filled with diced smoked tofu, ginger and garlic braised hispi cabbage and a bit of chilli. 

Once steamed we fry these in a little sesame oil to get a crispy outside and serve with a ponzu sauce.

November 1, 2018

We have spent the week, and last week, developing vegan ideas for a possible wedding next year.

The dish pictured is the main course that has been chosen.

A cashew, leek and artichoke galette, kind of a savoury cheesecake without the cheese. 

The rich flavour and texture...

October 5, 2018

One of our pear trees 'Concorde' has finally decided to give us some fruit of which we are very grateful (about time).

Being a bit short of time today we decided to pickle them whole (saves loads of chopping time).

The recipe is really easy.

Take soft brown sugar and cide...

September 21, 2018

This year our favourite feasting main course ands most popular was the whole roasted shoulder of lamb.

Braised for 8 hours with anchovy, oregano and garlic. The shoulder is served with its braised veg (carrot, onions, celery, leeks) and the liquor which is flavoured wit...

August 24, 2018

Sometimes a plated pudding after a feasting main course doesn't feel right. We came up with the idea of a build your own, pick and mix with your choice of elements/favourites.

July 11, 2018

Its always fun when you get asked to cook some dishes you have written on a menu and no one has chosen. We got to try these out at a little birthday party in Somerset.

Sticky fried beef brisket with coriander lime and chilli

Monkfish, braised leeks, rosemary and orange b...

June 18, 2018

This was our first time at Abbey House gardens in Malmsbury and what a venue. Overlooked by the ruins it is an enchanted series of spaces separated by tall hedges each with a new surprise

 The bride and groom chose a feast of Beef Rump cap with chimichurri sauce served...

April 10, 2018

Wild garlic, Ramsons, wood garlic etc is pretty hard to find near us in between Salisbury and Amesbury, we had to head out to the next valley to find our stash this year. Out past Wilton there are massive clearings with wild garlic in thick clumps, the heady smell fill...

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