Style of event: Canapé reception and dinner
Location: Millennium Seed Bank – Wakehurst Place
Client brief: Provide catering for a reception and a dinner during a three day conference for senior executives of a leading UK financial corporation
How Richmond met the brief:
The large glasshouse structure of the Millennium Seed Bank is a perfect space for drinks receptions, seated dining or evening receptions.
Richmond incorporated the client’s company colours where possible and kept a natural countryside theme throughout the event with the use of slate place mats and hessian tablecloths in keeping with the beautiful gardens and woodlands of Wakehurst Place.
The menu had to complement the food the client was receiving at the conference centre so the client was invited to a special menu tasting prior to the event.
Carpaccio of beef with rocket and shaved parmesan
Red mullet ceviche and fennel foam on a Chinese spoon
A barquette of stilton and asparagus with red onion marmalade
Sesame seared tuna with sweet soy and chilli dressing
Sun blushed tomatoes on oregano flatbread
Saffron chicken skewers and sweet tomato jam
Dressed Cornish crab with artichoke heart and sweet corn purée
Baskets of warm country breads butter
Roast sirloin of beef topped with Dijon mustard crust with Duchess potato horseradish filled tomatoes and medley of summer beans
Triple chocolate mousse with poached raspberries and Amaretto ice cream
Costa Rica coffee and chocolate truffles
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