Back at the bar, they were in the midst of a busy Sunday service, so I was sent to help at the dessert station – filling orders and completing some prep. The chef also went over the latest health inspector report with me, so I would know what to be mindful of and how to take precautions. Keeping in mind I had only ever worked one shift in the bar, so I still did not totally know what I was doing. The cook who was on pastry seemed slightly annoyed at me and not very patient, and no one was taking the time to explain stuff to me. I understand they didn’t have the time to spare, but I can’t do things I don’t know how to do. I was at the bar for about two hours, then back to the castle to get something to eat, serve the canapés, and do some pastry prep.
|The wedding cake. Along with the actual cake, there was a 'cheesecake', as in a cake of gourmet cheeses. Now I do love dessert cheesecake, but I love this idea too!|
Tonight’s menu was:
Canapés: Cherry Tomato Filled with Crab, Smoked Salmon & Crème Fraîche on Blinis, Tempura of Prawn with Sweet Chilli Sauce, Mini Vegetable Spring Rolls, Filo Tartlets with Smoked Chicken, Black Olives & Pesto, Spiced Chicken Kebabs.
Starter: Organic Goat’s Cheese Parfait with Ratatouille Chutney & Basil Pesto, Balsamic and Sherry Reduction.
Bread: Wheat bread, raisin rolls, sesame seeded rolls, white rolls, caraway rolls, red pepper rolls.
Soup: Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato with basil pesto
Sorbet: Mango and Passionfruit
Main Course Option #1 - Meat: Seared Fillet of Irish Beef served medium, braised shallot, carrot coriander purée, fondant potato, ratatouille, brandy and Madagascar green peppercorn sauce.
Main Course Option #2 - Fish: Pan-fried Fillet of Sea Bass, Mediterranean vegetables, red pepper coulis and pesto.
Side Dishes: Roast Baby Potatoes, and Roast carrots, onions, parsnip, and turnip.
Dessert: Eton Mess: Warm Apple and Berry Crumble with vanilla ice cream
Petits Fours Assortment: madeleines, cranberry white fudge, fruit jellies, flaked white chocolate truffles, Belgian dark chocolate truffles.