Saturday, 20 July 2013

Lightly pickled

The summer continues to be utterly glorious, and we have had another delightful lunch event.  This one was a buffet lunch for some VIPs, for which we were asked to provide "interesting salads" and desserts.

It was an extremely hot day, the thermometer on my car registered 34 degrees C at 3pm, but despite the heat, we were able to provide some delicious food, and ensure everyone had plenty to eat before they braved the sun again.

The large bowl contains an Italian grain salad, with a mixture of different types of basils and tomatoes, as well as delicious lemon dressing.  The smaller bowls contain roasted peppers with garlic, and gently pickled strips of cucumber, which went down a storm with the fantastic poached salmon our client provided.

Sadly, due to forgetfulness of my part, I failed to photograph Jo's lovely strawberry cream tarts, but rest assured they were very popular.  To compensate, here is a photo of the chocolate mousse cakes, which the police officers (discreetly staying out of sight in the kitchen) absolutely loved.

The guests enjoyed them too.

So, to sum up: hot weather, lovely food, lots of happy people.  Exactly what we would hope that a summer lunch party would be all about.