We all know coconut water is good for us but now coconut flesh, coconut butter and coconut oil are good for us too. Coconuts are packed with good fats, keeping us full for longer and provide high-quality calories. Here are 7 keys facts as to why we should be eating coconut flesh and drinking coconut water and milk.
- Rich in nutrients
- Aids in weight loss
- Picture perfect skin
- Boosts hydration
- Reduces blood pressure
- The ultimate hangover remedy
- Facilitates digestion
Above is one of our favourite canapés of the moment
‘Violet Macaroons filled with Coconut Cream’
COCONUT THEMED CANAPES
Thai Coconut Chilli Chicken with a Tamarind and Coconut Dipping Sauce
Grilled King Prawns Glazed with a Caramelised Coconut
Crab and Coconut Cake with a Hot Chilli Sauce
Scallops with Coconut Crumb Crust served on our Tear Drop Spoons
Violet Macaroons with Coconut Cream
Chocolate Tart, Candied Orange and Coconut Shavings
Coconut Ice Cream Bombs coated in White Chocolate
Last Thursday deWintons catered at The Vinyl Factory for Autotrader. Over 200 guests attended the event. Spectacular blue and red cocktails were served from our bars and interactive canapes were circulated by our charming waitresses.
The Vinyl Factory
Blue Zest Cocktail
“Inject Your Own” Fragrant Thai Beef Rolls with Thai Vegetable Salad & Crushed Peanuts, Served with a Syringe of Coriander, Soy, Chilli & Lime Infusion
deWintons were very proud to be working with the Brontë Society last night at Christie’s. It was a beautiful night with the society re-launching the Brontë Liqueur which hasn’t been on the market for 30 years.
Guests were treated to a rare glimpse of the art collection from the Brontë archive which included a MINIATURE portrait of Mrs Hudson by Charlotte Brontë, which was recently purchased by the society. Mrs Hudson of Easton Farm, Bridlington, was referred to by Charlotte Brontë in a letter to her friend, Ellen Nussey, in 1839.
The Brontë Society, believed to be the earliest literary society in the English speaking world, is now a thriving organisation with an international membership devoted to the legacy of the famous literary sisters from Yorkshire.
As requested by the Society all the canapes were based on food from Yorkshire to include:
Yorkshire pudding, rare roast Dexter beef, horseradish sauce
Tea smoked free range duck breast, parsnip puree, poached black cherries
Leek and cheese tart, red onion and thyme puree
Yorkshire beetroot gravadlax and grain mustard butter bagel
Grilled Ribblesdale goats cheese, herbal pesto, parmesan biscuit
Wensleydale blue cheese, fig and Pedro Ximenez jam, toasted walnut bread
deWintons were proud to launch the Ralp Lauren “All American” Eyewear at Vision Express, Oxford Street, last week. Guests were served a fabulous array of American style canapes to include Pastrami with Dill Pickle on a Mustard Bagel while sipping on Pink lemonade on arrival.
Gemma Sheppard, stylist-to-the-stars – who has partnered with Vision Express to offer bespoke advice to customers, was there to promote the new glasses range. She said ”I’m loving the new Ralph Lauren glasses because they’re very chic, they’re very classic. I think if you get the right pair for the right occasion, you’ve got the confidence to wear them for going out.”
She was joined by celebrities including The Saturdays’ Vanessa White and the cast of ‘Made In Chelsea’ at the launch party at Vision Express’ flagship Oxford Street store on Thursday 30th January.
To be honest I wouldn’t mind a new pair of Ralph Lauren glasses, they are really very stylish.
I’ve had a fabulous morning talking to all the lovely Leith’s diploma students on how to set up your own business.
It brings back amazing memories of my diploma back in 1991, how young and innocent I once was! An awful lot has happened since then, as I was telling the Leith’s students it all takes time but it’s definitely worth it. I started with 5 years work experience from working at Leith’s, cooking in Barbados, Ski season in Courchevel, commis chef with Anton Mosimann then onto By Word of Mouth for a year as their Sous chef.
It’s over 17 years since I started the business back on 1st November 1991, wow I can’t believe it, loads and loads of hard work but so rewarding. Best thing is I’m still loving the world of catering.
Located in central London, Opera Holland Park is the perfect place to host clients and guests. From a seated dinner overlooking the elegant Dutch Garden to a canapé and cocktail reception on the Mezzanine balcony with views over Kensington, you are always within a stone’s throw of the main auditorium.
Pre Opera Supper from £285
Sophisticated 3 -course dinner in the elegant Dutch Garden before the performance and during the interval, for up to 60 guests.
Champagne Reception from £200
A champagne and canapé reception on the Mezzanine before the performance and during the interval, for up to 150 guests.
For bookings and further enquiries, please call Margaret Campbell on 020 7361 2108 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Your evening will include exquisite food by deWintons, all your drinks, best seats in the house and a programme for each guest.
La Fanciulla del West (Puccini)
June 3, 17, 19, 21
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
June 11, 16*, 25, 28
The Turn of the Screw (Britten)
July 1, 3, 5, 9, 10
July 23, 25, 31 and August 6
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea)
July 24, 30 and August 5, 7
Christmas is nearly here and we can’t wait. We have our last two parties on Sunday night then we’re off for 10 days.
We’ve all been very excited discussing which method works best for roasting the turkey; is it a long slow over night in the bottom of the AGA cooker or is it breast down for the first half followed by a hot oven for the second half of cooking? Or, if you are really tight on space and time, just go for a turkey crown. ”What’s a turkey Crown? It’s just the fabulous breast fillets on the bone with the wings and thighs chopped off”. It cooks in almost half the time of a traditional turkey.
As a chef I do like to plan ahead so this weekend I’ll be making and freezing our tried and tested Christmas Chocolate Roulade. I need to finish decorating the Christmas cake with my children, always takes a bit longer but lots of fun, rolling all those little balls to make Father Christmas and his little elves!
For a bit of fun if you are having lots of friends over for a party and have run out of time to make a pudding, how about serving our fabulous mini Christmas puddings for a change? You can cheat by buying a Christmas pudding, cutting it up into small pieces, roll them into small balls, add some royal icing, a couple of green holly leaves,a few red berries and you have a very sweet and delicious canape ready to impress your guests!
deWintons were very excited that so many of the stars of the film were there on the red carpet and enjoyed our delicious 80′s themed canapés at the VIP reception. Cheese and pineapple on sticks were firm favorites with the cast along with our mini Toad in the holes.
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd were just some of the stars that hit London for the UK Premiere at Vue West End. Christina Applegate provided the glamour in a shimmering pale pink dress.
Also in attendance were lots of our British stars including Olly Murs who really went all out 80′s theme with a fabulously huge moustache!
James, one of our directors, also made the red carpet see below.