Anyone who has wed over the last few weeks have been truly blessed with the most amazing Indian Summer weather!
Last Saturday we returned to one of our favourite venues: Wooda, just over the Devon Border near Bude in Cornwall.
Having cooked and served for Emma’s grandma for a number of years whilst running our restaurant in Holsworthy, we were delighted to look after the Olde and Shepherd families on this auspicious occasion.
The Barn was beautifully but simply decorated with a real country theme throughout, enamel jugs overflowing with flowers, a pretty sweet cart for everyone to enjoy which was made by Emma’s Uncle, and lots of other lovely touches. Real Steel, a steel band from Plymouth played in the background whilst guests enjoyed the afternoon sun.
The chosen menu really was bespoke with a little something to please everyone, a lovely selection of canapés were offered with Cornish cod battered goujons and ‘proper’ chips, served in our very own handmade paper cones going down a treat with lots of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’!
Devon Roast Beef followed but with suet pudding instead of Yorkshire and a rich red wine and thyme sauce, or supreme of chicken with a white wine leek and mushroom sauce, and the fresh vegetarian choice for the day was our large flat mushroom filled with pesto and mozzarella..
Desserts were a bit special too with vintage tiers of delicious afternoon tea delights: baby eclairs, lemon tarts, brownie, mini raspberry pavlovas and scones with, well, jam and cream or cream and jam… Depending on which side of the border you live on, we will leave you to discuss which was correct!