60th Birthday Summer Garden Party, Edinburgh

60th Birthday Summer Garden Party, Edinburgh

60th Birthday Summer Garden Party, Edinburgh

Numbers - 100

Brief - to provide catering for a 60th Birthday summer garden party for a private client at their home in Edinburgh.

The enquiry came via an auction prize that Appetite donated to the Prince’s Trust’s annual ‘Lunch With An Old Bag’ fundraiser, which raises in excess of £500,000 for the Trust each year.

This was a bespoke event for a very discerning client. The pitch included two themed installations; a seafood stall and a potting shed themed stall, specially designed summer canapés and bowl food for the 100 guests in attendance.

60th Birthday Summer Garden Party, Edinburgh
60th Birthday Summer Garden Party, Edinburgh

Appetite Direct partnered with premium Scottish suppliers to provide props and flower arrangements for the party and the stalls were dressed by the Appetite Event's food styling team. A large seafood installation was centred on the kitchen island; dressed with glass stands, silver platters and tons of ice. The aim was to exceed everyone’s expectations and with our high standards, attention to detail and professional staff on hand, the ultimate party creators did just that.

Guests enjoyed...


* Salmon Served Three Ways - Gin and Dill Cured, Hot Smoked Salmon, Treacle Cured Sold Smoked Salmon

* Oysters Served with Traditional Accompaniments - Shallot Vinegar, Apple Granita, Lemon, Tabasco Sauce

* Langostine served with - Katy Rodgers Creme Fraiche, Gazpacho, Queenie Scallops with Salsa Verde

* Dressed Crab Pots with Melba Toast

* Whitebait with Marie Rose

* Roll Mop Herring with Pickled Cucumber

* Dressed Razor Clams and Pickled Samphire

* Pickled Mussels and Surf Clams

* Caviar Pots with Blinis and Creme Fraiche


* Mini Edible Gardens with Pea Mousse, Pickled and Cured Summer Vegetables, Olive and Black Sesame Soiland Edible Flowers (v)

* Selection of Appetite Events Scotch and Pickled Eggs - Chick Pea Scotch Egg (v), Smoked Haddock Scotch Egg, Pork and Black Pudding Scotch Egg, Beetroot, Cardamon and Star Anise Pickled Egg (v), Curried Spiced Pickled Egg (v)

* Selection of Salad Pots - Heritage Potato with Crispy Ham Hough, Broad Beans and Chargrilled Green Beans, Shallot and Parsley Dressing

Scottish Smoked Mackerel with Purple Potatoes,

Confit Tomato and Homemade Salad Cream

* Anti Pasti Table

A Selection of Scottish Charcuterie with Pickles, Preserves, Homemade

Pork Scratchings and Bread Basket

Borders Cured Coppa Ham

Venison Salami

Home Cured Duck Ham

Selection of Scottish Cheeses

Stuffed Peppers

Boccaccini in Pesto

Courgette, Tomato and Black Pepper Crowdie Involtinis

Canapés included - Carpaccio of Scottish Beef, Toasted Brioche, Beetroot Compote and Micro Basil; Masala Spiced Popcorn Chicken with Pistachio served in a cone with Coriander & Chilli Yoghurt; Pea, Mint and Feta Arancini with Parmesan Crisp to name just a few.

There were also Pudding Canapés which included - Appetite's Awesome Cake Pops; Salted Caramel Chocolate Pots with Honeycomb

The Bowl Food selection included - Appetite's Chicken Caesar Croquettes; Risotto Bowl - Pea, Risotto with Truffle Dressing

If you're planning a special celebration and would like to relax and enjoy the occasion, get in touch enquiries@appetiteevents.co.uk and we can take care of the food and drink, creating a bespoke menu for your event.