Carole got in touch with us to organise a Wedding party for her son Alex and his Fiancee. They were to have their full wedding out in Australia where they now reside so the task was ours to put on their return party. They required a tent and seating for 50 guests and full catering for the party in the form of a selection of canapés, a buffet spread and finally desserts and coffee.
Size wise we had limited space to work with and so went with the smaller white tent complete with our Moroccan linings, Coconut matting and home made parquet dance floor for the early hours of the morning. Throw in the tables, chivari chairs, a few plants and our Goan purchased overhead lights and we had ourselves a party. With all set up in very rainy and windy conditions a couple of days before now we needed to get cracking on food.
A full 14 hours in on the Friday and we were just about ready with all of our prep, ready for an early start on the Wedding day to put together final elements for the canapés, marinade salads and reheat food for the buffet. With a kitchen full of family and steadily arriving wedding guests we had our work cut out for us and just about got everything together in time for service.
Food wise we started with Pea puree and parmesan on sourdough, beetroot hummus, goats cheese and dill croutards, and halloumi and spinach naan bites amongst other things. With guests happily filled on nibbles and prosecco, the rush to produce 12 different buffet dishes began. 40 minutes later we presented a table lined with a south Indian mushroom and paneer curry, a tabbouleh, Mexican street food salad, roasted and stuffed butternut squash, coronation chicken, lebanese platter, persian kuku and 2 quiches. Sweating it out in the kitchen, we moved on to prepping for desserts while everyone got stuck into the meals, finishing off chocolate cake, white chocolate and raspberry brownies, cupcakes, profiteroles with hot chocolate sauce and a red velvet cake.
After starting the day at 8am we eventually finished clearing all plates and serving bowls around 10pm, enjoying what felt like a well earned beer. All in all the day went really well with everyone at the party seemingly happy with the food and setup. We left to continue the after event shenanigans, leaving the younger generation to a night of dancefloor action.
Many thanks to Alex, Jo, Pete and Carole for having us and here's to many happy years back in Oz!