Berkhamsted Ruby Wedding

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Berkhamsted Ruby Wedding

The weather was terrible on Saturday evening in Watford. It had rained all day and was very cold and windy. But it did not dampen the spirits of the guests at Anne and Steve’s Ruby wedding anniversary.
Luckily they had booked our 12 meter x 6 meter marquees, tables and chairs, chandelier lighting and all important marquee heating at this time of year. The marquee had been dressed and looked lovely and was roasting inside.
As the guests had arrived our waitresses walked around the marquee with trays of Pimms and bubbly and also our homemade canapés that we had been busily preparing in the catering annex at the back of the marquee. The piping hot mini fish, chips and mushy peas went really well and the canapé trays were being emptied as quickly as we could refill them and we received so many compliments on how delicious the fillet of beef in mini Yorkshire puddings with sour cream and horseradish tasted.
All the guests mingled and chatted as the band played in the back ground and then there was a short and sweet speech from Steve to thank everyone for coming and how lucky he was for Anne to put up with him for so long!!
The guests were seated at the tables and our waitresses served the main course of free range chicken wrapped in Parma ham with woodland mushrooms and a light tarragon sauce, which was served with roasted new potatoes and seasonal vegetables or the other option of poached fillet of salmon garnished with thinly sliced cucumber scales, mixed green salad leaves with a honey and tarragon dressing with warm minted new potatoes.
There was plenty of wine and beer flowing and the mood was very jovial with lots of laughter and loud chatting over the dinner.
The main course was well received and this was followed by desserts of lemon torte dressed with ripe berries, fresh mint and a summer fruit coulis and finished with a thick helping of fresh double cream or profiteroles served with warm chocolate sauce and fresh cream.
We set up a drinks station and served English tea and fresh coffee for those who wanted a break from the alcohol.
Once we had packed away we set off for our unit in Hemel Hempstead to unload the van and place all the crockery in the kitchen so that it could all be put through the dish washer in the morning and would be ready for next week’s wedding catering in Berkhamsted