Posted 19th September 2014
We have had an exciting few weeks preparing for the capital’s biggest catering events exhibition at Old Billingsgate. As part of the annual Square Meal Venues and Events show, 300 judges tasted canapés from a selection of London’s caterers and ranked their favourites. It’s one canapé per caterer so the finished article has to be spot on to stand a chance and our Executive Chef Adam and his team certainly pulled that off. The Hunter’s Gathering, a delicious congregation of items from the forest, was the judges’ favourite and saw Boulevard crowned Canapé Cup Champions of 2014. Celeriac and truffle puree, wild mushroom, fresh black berry, pancetta and a tender fold of venison all collected in a crisp potato basket and finished off with a sweet Rioja reduction. The Hunter’s Gathering was subject to a number of tasting sessions before Adam had finally perfected it but the effort was certainly worthwhile.
We were also exhibiting at Square Meal alongside our partners The Bloomsbury Ballroom, with whom we are offering some exceptional Christmas packages (please contact Adam Quigley – email@example.com). Coincidentally our neighbours at SM14 were the lovely Eden Caterers who have won the competition for the past two years and as they weren’t involved this year, of course, the ‘fighting talk’ was in full flow after our win. Things are certainly looking interesting for 2015’s competition.
At the end of a busy day during which we had set up our stand, met plenty of wonderful new people and prepared over 600 canapés we were delighted with result and already have the cogs turning for next year.
Hats off to Adam for his relentless work in creating this masterpiece and to the rest of the caterers in the competition who really did create an amazing range of incredible canapés, making it such a tight competition.
If anybody would like to sample The Hunter’s Gathering for an upcoming event, we are adding it to our canapé menu so drop us an email and we’d be happy to invite you for a tasting firstname.lastname@example.org