An English summer wedding has something quintessentially British about it and we recently did some canapés for one on a Farm!!
Canapés can be a great ice breaker at such events as the guests arrive from the ceremony eager to relax and get into the party mood.
We had the challenge of presenting our selection of seven varieties to the guests with no kitchen facilities or running water so the important factors to consider was logistics and planning.
We had a simple selection that we hoped would also appeal to the cross section of guests from children to grandparents… it was important to ensure no nasty surprises or outlandish concoctions.
So we managed to serve nearly 1000 little tasty morsels of the following Black Olive Tapenade on Toasts and then as a colour contrast we served creamed goats cheese with apple as the parents of the groom are major Apple growers so we felt fitting to use this fruit in some form or other.
We also incorporated some dried apple into some pork meatballs that we served in a spicy tomato and chilli sauce that got devoured with gusto. Using little gem lettuce leaves as the base we then topped these with either some classic peeled prawns in a marie rose sauce or poached shredded chicken and cucumber in a peanut and sesame oil dressing.
Finally some classic tortilla wraps filled with chopped smoked salmon and cream cheese rolled and sliced added another flavour combination and popular with the children were the cheese straws presented in giant tea cups with a tomato and chilli salsa dip.
The bride and groom arrived on a flat bed trailer pulled by an enormous tractor, the weather held the canapés were devoured and as I departed the guests were seated in a massive barn tucking into an 110kg Hog Roast.
A great way for Mr & Mrs Smith to start their married life together… congratulations all round I think!