A few weeks ago we were asked to cater a very special 60th birthday garden party in London.
July is such a wonderful time of year for seasonal produce so we jumped at the chance to be involved in Chris's birthday, and asked him to choose some of his fave ingredients for inspiration (much like our Top Ten supper). He came back with an array of most of our favourites too - duck, lamb, crab, goats cheese, passion fruit, citrus, physalis, apricots, avocado, lavender, coriander and capers.
We kicked everything off with our delightful leafy canapés for guests on arrival, these have become quite an ALRIGHT TREACLE signature - blue cheese, pear and hazelnut in red chicory/pork belly and apple in green chicory/Mexican spiced mince, sour green, avocado and onion in ice gem.
Our starter was pre-plated and consisted of a brined tomato with crab and fennel mayonnaise, cold cucumber and avocado soup, and basil oil.
Chris wanted a less formal main course, allowing people to come and help themselves, so we created a few different sharing salads, including shredded lamb with radicchio, goats cheese, pistachio, mint, capers and pomegranate/duck breast with roasted squash, lime, mango, coriander, cashew and chilli/seasonal greens (courgette, broad beans and runner beans) with herb dressing.
Finally dessert was a choice of either lemon and lime posset with passion fruit curd, or apricot and lavender tart with with vanilla custard (or both!).
This event was a total joy to cook for, and the menu went down a treat -it is always a delight contributing to someone's special occasion.
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