On Saturday we celebrated the wedding of Alex and Michael hosted in the groom’s parent’s garden in Hurlingham, Johannesburg for 100 of their family and friends. The bride and groom arranged their own decor and we can’t wait to see a few of the pics when they’re back from honeymoon.
Canapés were passed around to guests after the ceremony and were also served as the starter. Guests got to enjoy prawn wontons with red pepper relish, fillet kebabs with a béarnaise sauce, and brie and fig springrolls, to name just a few.
The main course was served mezze-style on each table. There were wooden boards with a selection of meat, assorted homemade dips with mini pita breads, green salad with parmesan and avocado, artisanal breads, and other lovely treats.
For the final course, a delectable cheese table was available packed with a selection of cheese and assorted breads, biscuits and accompaniments, as well as a gelato bar which added fun to the festivities in the form of various toppings like sprinkles, Smarties, Bar-One sauce.
Just in case the guests hadn’t eaten their full, or if they had danced off the delicious food, a midnight snack was served of bacon butties and toasted cheese sandwich corners.
Last Thursday night we catered a delightful dinner for 50 guests at the Liberty Exco event hosted at a gorgeous house. Decor included beautifully fragrant garden roses finished off with crisp white table linen.
The menu began with a rosti topped with salmon and lemon crème fraîche served with a fresh lemon wedge. It continued with a classic fillet on potato Dauphinoise with plum tomatoes and a tasty bearnaise sauce for the main course. Finally finishing off with a berry roulade with decorative caramel shards for dessert.
Avocado is very popular in vegetarian cuisine as substitute for meats in sandwiches and salads because of its high fat content. Did you know that avocados have roughly 35% more potassium than bananas? Or that a high avocado intake diet has been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels? Or that avocados are rich in folic acid and vitamin K, and are good dietary sources of vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin E? You can’t go wrong with avocados!
You can either enjoy this with toasted bread or untoasted bread. Simply slice or mash up some avocado and place on your toast or bread. Season with some salt and pepper and enjoy. If you like a bit more salt, you can add some Marmite spread.