This weekend the Manor went al-fresco for our River Cafe themed event. This book really appealed to us as we both love Italian flavours and we thought it would be fitting for a summer event. However, the days leading up were fraught with worry due to the unpredictable weather we’ve been having. Would it be a wash out, or would British summertime actually make an appearance? As luck would have it, it did!
Whilst there was a lot of advance prep involved for this one, many of the elements required fast cooking there and then on the night – added pressure, that we were quite worried about! In addition to this Nick, who normally takes the helm behind the camera unfortunately had to work, so I had to double up on this role too! (He did help post edit though!)
Yes, the weather has taken a turn for the better – let’s just hope it holds out for our August event!
Using recipe’s from the River Cafe Cookbook, we’ll be treating our guests to an extensive array of canapés in the garden and then we’ll be cooking up some sumptuous treats on the barbecue.
We’re really excited about cooking some Italian flavours from two outstanding women of the restaurant world.
We’d love to know what you think!
Saturday 18th August 2012
Sorry this event is fully booked
Weather permitting (as these things are at the height of a British summer!) we’ll be hosting a special garden party with recipes from the revolutionary River Cafe Cookbook, published in the early 90’s. Ruth Rogers and Rose Grey really changed the way we viewed Italian cookery in the UK and they ensured that many of the unusual Mediterranean ingredients they were using at the time, we now take for granted.
We’ll be serving a range of exciting and substantial canapés at a drinks reception in the Manor’s garden. This will be followed by a delicious barbecued dinner served in the Manor’s ubiquitous dining room. Think of great quality meat, fish and vegetables cooked simply and served with taste tingling salads, salsas and sauces. £30.50 gets you 3 delicious courses and drink on arrival.
This event is now fully booked