Back in the depths of Winter we were privileged to be asked to cater for Tavistock Young Farmers Annual Dinner and Dance, held in the beautiful historic town of Tavistock at the Town Hall on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in West Devon, this venue always provides us with a bit of a workout too, as the kitchen is up two flights of steps!
A number of our staff, past and present over the years are members of the club, therefore we were thrilled when Ellen and Jo Abel approached us to see if we were available to cater at their annual event, being one of the very well supported Devon Young Farmers clubs in the area we were thrilled to be asked to provide the catering at this event, and its always lovely to be able to do work for our friends, and get to see them relaxing and enjoying themselves socially for a change.
Having insider knowledge of our most popular dishes, there were a personal requests asked for within the menu! Our homemade Thai Salmon Fishcakes being one, which was offered with Homemade Leek and Potato Soup, Creme Fraiche and Buttery Croutons, and also Chicken Liver, Brandy and Thyme Pate with Toasts and Salad Garnish.
We couldn’t really cater for a bunch of hungry Young Farmers and not serve the old English favourite of Roast Topside of Beef with our huge Yorkshire Puddings, provided by our local butcher from local farms here in Okehampton,
Creedy Carver Chicken Breast from Crediton accompanied this with Ellen’s favourite Brie and Bacon Sauce, and for those wanting a lighter option Butternut Squash, Pecan Nut and Stilton Wellington with a Madeira Sauce for any vegetarians. With Roast Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables everyone was well catered for.
The desserts were our go to suggestions of something light- Creme Brulee with Homemade Shortbread
Something Chocalety-Homemade Warm Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Sauce
And something lemony- Lemon and Ginger Cheesecake with Lemon Confit!
All followed with Tea and Freshly brewed Coffee served to the tables-just as Jo and Caroline like it!
With over 170 members past and present, in attendance along with friends and family a good night was had by all, thank you for allowing us to be a part of it.
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