Here at Cooks & Partners we have been busy putting on a whole range of Christmas parties for a variety of clients. Our most prestigious party this month was a 3 day event at The Orangery Holland Park. We chose the Clementine as a theme and what better venue choice to celebrate this awesome citrus than at an Orangery.
Ignoring the winter cold we added heaters, trees and citrus scents to bring to life the Valencian Orchard setting. Adding small twists such as hessian napkins, leaves and foliage helped us further to bring the outside in.
As at any party event put on by Cooks & Partners, the food is key to its success. Our chefs and menu planning team worked closely with the client to cleverly incorporate the Clementine into its dishes for 48 guests. Here are our guest’s top favs of the night:
- Brioche, fermented mushroom & clementine
- Squash, Clementine Curd and Brassicas
- Scallops Barbecued over Clementine and Juniper
- Smashing Clementine Leaf
And of course, the unforgettable desert where guests had to use their toffee hammers to smash through a wafer of meringue to get into their pud. What fun!
More about The Orangery
The Orangery at Holland Park is surrounded by the elegant formal gardens of Kensington Palace and is an ideal venue choice for a special gathering. Once the setting for Queen Anne’s court entertainment its features are grand and true to 18th century architecture.
Much time goes into creating the right style and menu for our client’s events. If you are interested in viewing this venue for a function, please call the office on 0207 731 5282
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Photographs by Matt Chung.