Create and Concerto host a very special client dinner at The Natural History Museum

The 150 guests were treated to a private viewing of The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition during the drinks reception, before moving through to the Hintze Hall for a five-course dinner with matching wines served by Create.

The dinner started with grilled and poached asparagus, parmesan biscotti, pickled onions and asparagus jelly. This was followed by Megrim Sole, chervil root purée, razor clams with wild mushrooms and scallions, chervil foam and beurre noisette.

The main course was milk-fed cannon of lamb and confit lamb shoulder, garlic leaves and sprouting broccoli, with spring swede, poached potatoes and lamb jus. Create’s two desserts explored each texture of pineapple with pineapple carpaccio, pineapple granite and pineapple air, followed by a seasonal rhubarb compote with spiced vanilla cream, macadamia nut brittle, rhubarb and ginger sorbet.

The matching wines were provided by Vintage Cellars. Flowers were provided by Pinstripes and Peonies and full production by Hawthorn. Fullcircle supplied the entertainment and Esprit the staffing.

“Create goes from strength to strength and continues in its ambition to be the [best] bespoke event caterer in London. Tonight is a fine example of the high-end, quality catering the team takes great pride in serving to its guests”.

Teresa-Anne Dunleavy, Concerto chief executive

Working alongside the team at Image Events we themed an outside area at Hyde Park venue The Lookout, with plenty of bright, bold summer colours to get the party started.

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On arrival guests were treated to refreshing Caribbean cocktails. Our team served a Caribbean Sunset, which combined pineapple puree, lime juice, Malibu and grenadine, and was garnished with fresh cherries and blackberries.

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The area was soon filled with the enticing scent of a barbecue on the go. The grill was fully stocked with classic Carribean favourites like Jerk chicken, served with a fiery scotch bonnet sauce and salt and pepper salmon with citrus seasoning.

 

Our team also served some very popular pulled, smoked barbecue pork, which was accompanied by bacon jam, pickled red cabbage and nacho cheese sauce. Vegetarians were well catered for with our chickpea, shallot and cumin falafel burgers and aubergine heirloom tomato and buffalo curd parcels.

 

Side dishes were packed full of flavour. These included iceberg and scotch bonnet slaw, gunga peas and rice, sweet potato and garlic salt fries, papaya, mango and lime salad and callaloo.

 

For dessert, guests tucked into chilli and palm sugar roasted pineapple with lime and mint crème fraîche and dark chocolate delice Cashew nuts, spiced cherries and milk ice cream. What better way to soak up the sun in Hyde Park?

 

 Photos By Gary Summers

Create and Concerto host a very special client dinner at The Natural History Museum

The 150 guests were treated to a private viewing of The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition during the drinks reception, before moving through to the Hintze Hall for a five-course dinner with matching wines served by Create.

The dinner started with grilled and poached asparagus, parmesan biscotti, pickled onions and asparagus jelly. This was followed by Megrim Sole, chervil root purée, razor clams with wild mushrooms and scallions, chervil foam and beurre noisette.

The main course was milk-fed cannon of lamb and confit lamb shoulder, garlic leaves and sprouting broccoli, with spring swede, poached potatoes and lamb jus. Create’s two desserts explored each texture of pineapple with pineapple carpaccio, pineapple granite and pineapple air, followed by a seasonal rhubarb compote with spiced vanilla cream, macadamia nut brittle, rhubarb and ginger sorbet.

The matching wines were provided by Vintage Cellars. Flowers were provided by Pinstripes and Peonies and full production by Hawthorn. Fullcircle supplied the entertainment and Esprit the staffing.

“Create goes from strength to strength and continues in its ambition to be the [best] bespoke event caterer in London. Tonight is a fine example of the high-end, quality catering the team takes great pride in serving to its guests”.

Teresa-Anne Dunleavy, Concerto chief executive

The group took full advantage of the great outside space available at this purpose-built venue, for a day of motivating team-building challenges and a Country and Western themed barbecue in the sunshine.

The day began with a Pimm’s and lemonade reception in the venue’s gardens, where guests relaxed before the day’s challenges began.

The first event was a Sports Day Challenge. The nostalgic task comprised of an egg and spoon race, bean bag race, sack race and tug of war – and competition was fierce!

 

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Then it was time to refuel, with a two-course barbecue lunch served by our team. A Country and Western themed menu included wild boar sausages, lamb and mint falafel burgers, vegetarian falafel burgers, potatoes, mini bobs and coleslaw. Following the main course guests enjoyed Eton Mess and Dark Chocolate Delice.

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The afternoon saw a trophy presentation, where the winners of the day’s earlier Sports Day races were rewarded with some great prizes. And then guests could celebrate! Entertainment was provided by a Country and Western band; guests even got the chance to learn how to line dance before the day drew to a close.

Get in touch with our team to find out about all of our summer catering options.

Create and Concerto host a very special client dinner at The Natural History Museum

The 150 guests were treated to a private viewing of The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition during the drinks reception, before moving through to the Hintze Hall for a five-course dinner with matching wines served by Create.

The dinner started with grilled and poached asparagus, parmesan biscotti, pickled onions and asparagus jelly. This was followed by Megrim Sole, chervil root purée, razor clams with wild mushrooms and scallions, chervil foam and beurre noisette.

The main course was milk-fed cannon of lamb and confit lamb shoulder, garlic leaves and sprouting broccoli, with spring swede, poached potatoes and lamb jus. Create’s two desserts explored each texture of pineapple with pineapple carpaccio, pineapple granite and pineapple air, followed by a seasonal rhubarb compote with spiced vanilla cream, macadamia nut brittle, rhubarb and ginger sorbet.

The matching wines were provided by Vintage Cellars. Flowers were provided by Pinstripes and Peonies and full production by Hawthorn. Fullcircle supplied the entertainment and Esprit the staffing.

“Create goes from strength to strength and continues in its ambition to be the [best] bespoke event caterer in London. Tonight is a fine example of the high-end, quality catering the team takes great pride in serving to its guests”.

Teresa-Anne Dunleavy, Concerto chief executive

The event began with a drinks reception within the historic Syon House, where guests enjoyed a selection of canapés. Our team served charred palm heart with sundried tomato mayonnaise and rocket, smoked salmon mille-feuille with bagel spices, smoked mozzarella with aubergine puree and beetroot and pulled smoked chicken with mango salsa and pecan nuts.

 

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Guests then moved into the Great Conservatory, an early nineteenth century glasshouse which makes a great setting for prestigious dinners like this one. The dinner menu began with a starter of Horseradish Crème Brûlée, served with pickled beetroot and apple salad. The main course was a fillet of sea bass, with fresh herb salad, pistachio emulsion, tarragon and pistachio pomme puree. For dessert, guests enjoyed mango sorbet, lemongrass mousse and lychee sherbet, followed by a selection of petit fours and coffee.

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Want to host your next event at the Great Conservatory at Syon House or perhaps plan your own bespoke dinner at one of the 70 venues we are listed at across the U.K.  Contact us to find out what we could do for you.

 

Create and Concerto host a very special client dinner at The Natural History Museum

The 150 guests were treated to a private viewing of The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition during the drinks reception, before moving through to the Hintze Hall for a five-course dinner with matching wines served by Create.

The dinner started with grilled and poached asparagus, parmesan biscotti, pickled onions and asparagus jelly. This was followed by Megrim Sole, chervil root purée, razor clams with wild mushrooms and scallions, chervil foam and beurre noisette.

The main course was milk-fed cannon of lamb and confit lamb shoulder, garlic leaves and sprouting broccoli, with spring swede, poached potatoes and lamb jus. Create’s two desserts explored each texture of pineapple with pineapple carpaccio, pineapple granite and pineapple air, followed by a seasonal rhubarb compote with spiced vanilla cream, macadamia nut brittle, rhubarb and ginger sorbet.

The matching wines were provided by Vintage Cellars. Flowers were provided by Pinstripes and Peonies and full production by Hawthorn. Fullcircle supplied the entertainment and Esprit the staffing.

“Create goes from strength to strength and continues in its ambition to be the [best] bespoke event caterer in London. Tonight is a fine example of the high-end, quality catering the team takes great pride in serving to its guests”.

Teresa-Anne Dunleavy, Concerto chief executive

This month the tower became the setting of an event for Neustar, attended by 160 guests.

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Guests were welcomed in the traditional Tower of London way – with a welcome tour by a resident Beefeater, who guided them around key sites including the Jewel House, the vault which houses the British Crown Jewels.

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Guests then enjoyed a drinks reception with bowl food menu from Create, with dishes including Thai green chicken curry, roast garlic and coriander rice, wild mushroom and truffle risotto, roast aged beef, celeriac rémoulade and rocket salad, herb-cured loin of salmon, asparagus and radish salad with avocado and wasabi dressing and whipped goats’ cheese, BBQ tenderstem, crispy sourdough and toasted hazelnut dressing.

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To find out more about hosting your next event at the Tower of London get in touch.

 

Images by Andy J Ryan Photography