St Paul’s Cathedral opened its ‘event’ doors for the first time all over again

14 September 2016

The event space at St Paul’s Cathedral is open again! Whooooo. We were very excited to be chosen to be the first caterer back in the building. We helped design a feasting menu for 80 guests, all nestled against each other on one table and sharing from the same plates.

Our brief was to create an informal dinner suited to a high-end audience who are used to attending these sorts of dinners all of the time. Oh and keep to the look of ‘monastic chic’! A brilliant challenge.

Out came the textured white cloths and hemp-stich green napkins. Out came the rosemary sprigs to sit at each setting. Out came the wooden boards and eclectic plate ware. A feast was made!

SHARING STARTERS

Carpaccio of tomatoes with peppered burrata

Tall smoked applewood twists

Selection of cured meats including chorizo, Iberian ham & Serrano ham

Griddled artichokes

Selection of marinated olives

Selection of artisan breads, tapenade & flavoured oil

Golden beetroot, puy lentil & dill salad with handfuls of feta & toasted hazelnuts

SHARING MAIN COURSES

Oven baked sea bass
with a salsa verde crust, rhubarb puree & tarragon aoli

Pumpkin & gruyère pithivier with sage

SERVED WITH

Sticky heritage carrots & roasted roots with seeds, yoghurt drizzle & pomegranate seeds

Rainbow slaw with blackberry vinaigrette & flaked almonds

Quinoa tabbouleh with chickpeas, blueberries & toasted seeds

Potatoes in their own jackets with cracked sea salt & thyme

SHARING DESSERTS

Toffee apple tarts with cinnamon cream

Roasted chestnut torte with cake gooseberries

Winter berry bowls with honey pots

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