Posts Tagged: wedding

Sep 10

Wedding fare

What a week and what a wedding. My little sister (no pressure on me, of course) has just got married and is currently in the wilds of Africa somewhere with her lovely new husband. We were so fortunate with the weather (the wedding happened on Saturday) and the sun shone all day with just the merest hint of rain in the early evening.

As my family are all rather food obsessed, the meal was something that was given great consideration. We used a company that, it transpired, Jamie Oliver had just bought and the food reflected this. Beautiful crostini were brought out as canapés with crab and chilli or smashed cannellini beans or heritage tomatoes; then long planks of olivewood arrived laden with antipasti, cured meats, grilled vegetables, grilled peaches with bresaola and blue cheese, fat green olives and tins of bread drizzled with pesto and parmesan.

We opted for family style food for the mains – spiced chicken grilled under a brick, hot smoked and roasted salmon with chilli, sweetcorn and avocado salsa, Italian style coleslaw, delicious panzanella (the glorious Tuscan bread salad) and green salad with a creamy dill dressing – to name but a few. Puds were equally fantastic – a take on Eton mess and a chocolate tart with grilled figs – both triumphs.

Think I may have to go on a diet for a couple of weeks. But who am I kidding.

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