Naming Day Garden Party

Naming Day Garden Party

Two Day Celebration, Garden Party & Brunch, Private Home in Edinburgh
Numbers- 50 

Brief- Our client asked us to create a bespoke menu for a private event in their home in Edinburgh as part of a naming day celebration to be spread over two days, an afternoon garden party and a brunch the following morning. For the garden party, the client asked our chefs to create a bespoke and unique menu which comprised of canapes, oysters, and food installation stalls which were styled and decorated to create a charming picnic style buffet and a dreamy Fairy tale themed dessert station. Alongside the food, we served a simple and elegant gin cocktail which was circulated throughout the afternoon. To keep the celebration going, the client also asked us to create a Brunch menu to be served the following morning, for guests that were staying from over-seas. 
There were 50 guests in attendance for the Afternoon Garden Party, and 20 guests for brunch the following morning. The client for this event regularly chooses to work with Appetite Events and particularly adores the quality and freshness of the food we create, and the fact that we will work with the client to create a truly individual and bespoke menu, no matter what the occasion might be.  

Naming Day Garden Party
Naming Day Garden Party

Summer Gin and Tonic 

Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla, Mediterranean Fever Tree Tonic & Fresh Grapefruit Juice 
Served with a Slice of Grapefruit and Fresh Rosemary

Bespoke Canapes

Loch Crearan Oyster with All The Trimmings
Squid Ink Tapioca Crisp, Thin Wild Turbot, Pickled Daikon and Caramelised Lemon
Candy Beetroot and Goats Cheese Roulade with Ruby Beetroot Ketchup
Avocado, Tomato, Coriander and Red Onion Salsa with a Chai Seed Cracker
Hot Smoked Mackerel and Pickled Vegetable Sushi and Avocado Mousse
Chilled Pea Velouté, Mint Oil and Crispy Parma Ham





For The Main Event…

Jerk Marinated Grierson’s Organic Chicken Thighs with a Scotch Bonnet, Coriander and Lime Mayonnaise
BBQ Scotch Flat Iron Steak, Confit Garlic and Parsley Butter, Slow Roasted Tomatoes
Glazed Monkfish Loin, Red Pepper and Smoked Paprika Piperade with Aioli
Blackened Corn on the Cob
Red Cabbage, Ruby Beetroot and Kohlrabi Slaw
New Potato and Arran Mustard Salad
Tomato, Basil & Goats Cheese Salad with an Anchovy and Cornichon Dressing     
Shaved Raw Vegetable and Puy Lentil Salad with a Raspberry Vinaigrette
Quinoa Tabbouleh with Spring Onion, Cucumber and Tomato
Charred Tender Stem Broccoli with Pecorino and Lemon (v)


Deconstructed Bounty Bar
Fresh Summer Pudding 
Macerated Fruit Salad 
Lemon Posset with Fresh Scottish Raspberries
Pimm’s and Summer Fruit Jelly Pots
Salted Caramel Chocolate Cup 
Strawberries and Cream- Strawberry Pavlova with English Clotted Cream and Macerated Scottish Strawberries

And For Brunch… 

Fresh Summer Berries, Katy Rodgers Crème Fraiche, Mint and Granola
Homemade Almond Milk, Vanilla and Honey Overnight Porridge, Poached Blueberries & Toasted Almonds
Streaky Bacon and Maple Syrup Waffles
Smashed Avocado, Tomato and Lime Salsa on Toasted Sourdough
Chorizo and Caramelised Onion Hash, Cavolo Nero, Poached Organic Egg with Hollandaise Sauce. 

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