Ladies who Lunch wanted a change from the usual restaurant review – with all this lovely weather, something outdoors perhaps?
So we decided to have a picnic party - with a difference. No soggy tomato sandwiches and warm Pimms. Just beautifully prepared food - done by someone else.
Have you ever thought of having caterers in for a party? It’s not as expensive as you might imagine; oh and the work you save! All the lovely food is prepared, served, and cleared away by two happy ladies in smart waitresses uniforms: these are the ladies from Three Tiers Catering whose name came from their original concept – afternoon tea served on a three tier cake-stand. You will need to book in advance, so don’t hesitate to get in touch straight away. Vegetarian and gluten free food can be ordered. Wine can’t be provided, but they are happy to serve anything you bring along.
You select the venue, anywhere from your own home to a more formal setting as long as it’s within a radius of 30 miles from Wymondham; further distances can be done at an extra charge.
On arrival we found that each table had its own picnic basket full of food ready to be served, all we had to do was take our seats. And eat!
Our first course consisted of lovely finger sandwiches with assorted fillings – egg, cheese, ham, chicken, etc. and a large sausage plait per table, to cut up and share; there were pots of homemade chutney and salad bits, and homemade coleslaw, and the dinkiest little tarts filled with cheese and leek. We couldn’t wait to start eating.
Our later courses were delivered individually by Liz and Jackie; scones and jam – all homemade by the caterers, followed by a Trio of Mini Desserts: Lemon Eton Mess served in pretty coffee cups, Chocolate Profiteroles and Fruit Custard Tartlets; these might be mini in size but are maxi in taste and presentation, and you get a trio of each per person.
Then there was the option of cheese and biscuits, and coffee or tea to follow. We enjoyed some of the cheese course, and then had the coffee.
Many of the items were home-made, and their elderflower cordial is a wonderfully cool alternative to wine. Pretty flowers, fresh tablecloths, and a framed menu complete the service – oh, and the clearing away and washing up too!!
All that for about £6.50 per head! The ladies can accommodate bookings that include breakfasts (but only continental), weddings, funerals, beach parties, anniversaries, and birthdays.
The minimum number that these ladies will cater for is approximately 20; this is useful for small groups such as book clubs, line dancing teams, swimming groups, sewing circles – you name it, and there is no maximum number.
We really enjoyed our treat, and best of all, we were encouraged to make full use of doggy-bags for what little there was left at the end.
Three Tiers Catering,
Ebenezer Cottage Preserves
01953 788 547 or 07770 896 939