My first event!! I was very excited when Alison agreed that I could lay on the food for this event … a leap of faith on her part, so I was determined that she wouldn’t regret this rash decision! The theme was ‘Venice’ so I was in my element and began planning the menu straight away. As the dance had been planned for some time, the ticket price had already been established so I had to work within fairly tight constraints. However, I pooled all my resources and was really pleased with the outcome.
The buffet featured 2 pasta salads, frittata (an Italian omelette full of tasty vegetables and a bacon one for the carnivores). Basically, a quiche without the pastry so that our dancers didn’t fall asleep after their supper. Home made sausage rolls, a flaky pastry tart with vine tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil scattered all over. A lovely fresh coleslaw made with red and white cabbage provided a crunchy accompaniment. This was finished off with a lemon cheesecake topped with raspberries, and a decadent tiramisu.
Many thanks to Alison for entrusting me with providing the food for her event and I am very much looking forward to working alongside her again for the Summer Dance – 1950s cool – on 21st August 2014. Check out her Facebook page, Cheek2Cheek Dance for more details.
p.s. Alison has also sent a lovely testimonial which you can find here – thank you Alison!