Transatlantic union marries the best of both cuisines

Deep fried truffled macaroni & cheese with truffle mayonnaise blog headerWe were thrilled to cater for a gorgeous transatlantic union between a British bride and her American boy at their marquee wedding near Bruton in Somerset, earlier this month.
The brilliant brief was to produce a menu which married the best of British & American cuisines.

The weather was kind, with stunning September sunshine and, following the village church ceremony, the guests were welcomed with Champagne and eight different canapés including, Cow………….eee; slow cooked beef brisket, cornbread & BBQ sauce, ‘Duck & Waffle’ confit duck, waffle, ‘quackling’ & maple syrup, pig cheek & black pudding bon-bon with eggy mayonnaise, beetroot & Chase vodka cured salmon gravadlax, Bloody Mary gazpacho shooters, and, the incredibly moreish, deep fried truffled macaroni & cheese with truffle mayonnaise.Lucy Bloody Mary Gazpacho Shot

That evening we held a reception for approximately 150 guests with more canapés, oysters courtesy of Oyster Meister, who supply chuckers with leather holsters & metal buckets who work the room chucking the oysters.

OystersGuests were then seated to a sharing main course of overnight roast pulled shoulder of Somerset lamb with pomegranate, mint & cilantro (what we Brits call coriander), Sharpham Park pearled spelt salad, pea, broad bean, orange & radish, sprouting broccoli with anchovy dressing, capers & toasted almond, yellow & green courgette salad, Homewood cheese Ewes curd & preserved lemon served with a selection of freshly baked artisan breads with seaweed butter & Somerset butter.yellow & green courgette salad, Homewood cheese Ewes curd & preserved lemon

Dessert was aptly entitled the ‘Big Apple’ trio of apple & blackberry with a Sharpham Park spelt crumble, apple & salted caramel tartlet and Thatcher’s Gold sorbet & apple crisp served with organic double cream from the local Godminster Herd in Bruton.Big apple trio

Post dinner, the bar was stocked with Brooklyn lager, Thatcher’s cider and the cocktail menu featured , Gin & Tonic’s, Margarita’s and Old Fashioned’s.Drinks

At midnight the hungry revellers feasted on pork, Bristol chorizo & fennel seed sausage rolls.

The marquee, by Apex Marquees, was styled with olive & orange trees which lent a Mediterranean feel in the late summer sunshine.Marquee olive tree

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