Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Food

After the drinks reception, held in the grounds of Fontwell House, everyone will be herded into the house for the wedding breakfast - yes, a proper, formal, three course dinner, followed by the speeches.

The menu looks a bit like this:

Ham hock terrine (fan of seasonal melon with cointreau and raspberry coulis for the vegetarians)

Chicken with mushroom and madeira sauce, served with dauphinoise potatoes
(Vegetarians get mushroom and parmesan risotto, vegetarians who don't eat wheat or dairy get aubergine filled with chargrilled vegetables with a tomato & basil sauce)

And pudding is a secret. Ha ha.

We'll cut the cake, as is traditional, just before the first dance. I'm making the cake myself - it's chocolate fudge, with a chocolate fudge icing and white chocolate cigarillos around the outside. The lower two tiers will have berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.) on them, and the top tier will have white roses.

Just to whet your appetite, here is a picture of the 'trial run' that I did for my birthday. This is the size of the top tier (8 inches diameter):

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