deWintons ‘Rare’ Themed Seated Dinner

2014 July 29
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deWintons catered at another seated dinner last week in Central London. This time our client’s theme was ‘Rare’ and they wanted us to create a menu which reflected this. Our creative chefs came up with another spectacular mouth watering menu which included Exmoor Caviar from Devon, Potato & Chive Pancakes and a ‘Tree of Hanging’ Baby Poached Apples filled with Bramley Apple Purée

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‘Rose’ Inspired Seated Dinner Menu

2014 July 28
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by Charlotte

deWintons catered at a spectacular seated dinner recently in Central London. Our client’s theme was ‘Rose’ and they wanted us to create a menu which reflected this. Our creative chefs came up with an inspiring menu with a wonderful selection of interactive desserts that wowed our guests.

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macaroons and fruit pastille

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Foraging for ingredients

2014 July 17
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deWintons catered at a recent launch held at One Horse Guards, London. The theme for our canape decorations was ‘foraging for ingredients’ and our chefs did a fantastic job as you can see from the photographs.

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Pea & Mint Crostini

Up on top of the World, well on top of Battersea Power Station

2014 June 27
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by Jacs

Gemma Banks was lucky enough to be given a personal tour of the ‘Power House’ which is a fabulous glass box sitting on top of the entrance to Battersea Power Station at the foot of one of the iconic chimneys.  The Power House looks directly over the river Thames and Chelsea Bridge with far reaching views down to the London Eye and beyond.

The Power House is designed for drinks and canape receptions for up to 60 guests and sit down dinners for up to 30 guests.   This is an amazing opportunity to have a party at the largest brick building in Europe.  Please do call if you would like to host your summer party here, perhaps with a few glasses of Pimm’s?

Largest brick building in Europe - Battersea Power Station.

Largest brick building in Europe – Battersea Power Station.

 

 

Press day on Regent street for Gant to launch their latest collection.

2014 June 19
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Our team of party planners arrived early in the morning to set up and be ready for Gants autumn press launch, just behind Regent Street.

Guests started with our delicious ginger and pear spritzer followed by chilled glasses of Prosecco.  Our executive chef designed a very light lunch menu  to include a beautiful range of Sushi.

After the clothes were shown our staff  offered guests our fabulous Crème Caramel Profiteroles, you simply can’t just eat one, lucky we’d made lots so everyone could have two!

Japanese Sushi

Japanese Sushi

deWintons serve 300 guests at the opening night of Opera Holland Park

2014 June 5
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deWintons London’s top party planning company served over 300 guests at the opening night of Opera Holland Park.   ‘Friends of Opera Holland Park’ enjoyed chilled glasses of Prosecco and nibbles, while mingling with fellow guests who include lots of councillors from the Kensington and Chelsea council.

deWintons smoked salmon on dill blinis with micro pea shoots.

deWintons smoked salmon on dill blinis with micro pea shoots.

Test events for the FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 have started with the Royal Windsor Endurance ride which took place at the centuries old Windsor Great Park.

2014 May 23
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by Jacs

The deWintons team were privileged to be working at the Royal Windsor Horse Show again this year.  We provided a full corporate catering package for the Dubai team, which was held over two days.  The first day  saw over 60 clients role in and out grazing on finger food buffets while testing out the course for the big race day.

On race day, our team were on site from 4.30am to be ready for the first riders to fuel up on our glorious buffet breakfasts, with live cooking stations, providing freshly made crossiants, egg white omelets to healthy mango and orange smoothies.

Once the riders and horse are on the course, a  marathon 120 km circuit, the deWintons team are refreshing the buffets ready for the hungry riders and grooms who come in and out all day.

After 4 hours and 52 minutes it was very exciting to see Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain finish joint-winners.

Cheering them on from the Royal Box was His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who also participated in the ride before he withdrew, Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

After just one weeks recovery the Dubai team were in Compiègne, France for the 2nd test event.

deWintons team arrived with a full procesion of trucks with all our delicous food, catering equipment, tables and chairs, waiting staff and full kitchen brigade of chefs, ready for a 72 hour shift to serve over 100 guests at the four day event.  Even our florists made the trip out with a van full of stunning flowers.

 

Beautiful flowers at Compiègne, France

Beautiful flowers at Compiègne, France

Geberit Party at Bagno Design London Showroom.

2014 May 21
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As part of Clerkenwell Design Week’s opening night, Geberit had a spectacular party in Bagno Design’s London Showoom on Peartree Street.

The chosen menu was a delicious selection of canapes and bowl food inspired by the past 50 years since 1964; taking in the 60’s, 70’s 80’s, 90’s & 00’s. A few of our favourite dishes included Vol-Au-Vents, Prawn Cocktail, Scotch Eggs and Pigs in Blankets.

Guests enjoyed music spanning the decades from our wonderful resident DJ and a fantastic caricaturist worked his way round the room catching the delighted smiles on people’s faces.

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Waterworks Showroom Launch – 29 April 2014

2014 May 1
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deWintons were delighted to cater at the official opening of Waterworks’ London Showroom last month on King’s Road Chelsea.

Guests enjoyed prosecco, white wine and a ‘Jinx Mojito’ cocktail alongside a delicious selection of canapes; Beef Burgers with American Mustard, Tomato Ketchup & Dill Pickle, Fragrant Thai Beef Rolls with Crushed Peanuts, Chilli & Lime and Dorset Crab With Soft Herb & Lemon Mayonnaise On Toast to name a few!

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deWintons working hard at the Dubai World Cup

2014 April 11
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by Jacs

Team deWintons headed up with big boss, James Symington, flew to Dubai for a hard week of work setting up their hospitality suites before the big day on Saturday 29th March.  James took with him his most trusted team from London to continue building on our relationship with the Meydan Racing team.  James was there to manage the smooth running of the big day, where they key sponsors for the Dubai World Cup were Emirates and Dubai Duty Free.

Gemma Banks, our senior event planner, was in charge of our team of duty managers to ensure a seamless night at the Launch party for the Dubai World Cup, on Thursday 27th March.  The team managed 1,200 guests on the beach, under the stars in the presence of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai.   It was a glamorous evening of music, dancing and the most magnificent fireworks.

Our executive chef, Cris Macis, assisted their vast brigade  of chefs, in their huge kitchens, which took 10 minutes to walk from one end of the kitchen to the other, a lot of tired legs after a week of running back and forwards between oven and fridges.

Don’t feel too sorry for them though as just look at the weather.

 

Gemma, on a short break!

Gemma, on a short break!

Dubai World Cup tables set up ready to go

Dubai World Cup tables set up ready to go