Private Catering for Brighton Hen Do

We were asked by Bex to provide a private supper club for her friend’s hen do in March, where a group of 12 friends were coming to stay in Jack Windmill for a long weekend.

The venue itself was stunning – Jack Windmill, nestled high up in the downs in Clayton, just a few miles from Brighton. A RIBA award winning piece of architecture, originally built in 1963 and reconfigured in 2016 by award winning architects Featherstone Young.

The evening was hosted in the Granary building, separate from the main house, which features a double-height entertaining space complete with a Steinway grand piano, where we set the table for the 12 guests. The kitchen in the Granary building was a dream to cook in – small in comparison to the other rooms, and clad completely in plywood, it was simple and functional with every detail thought out.

The menu for the evening was our very popular Italian Bellini’s and Cicchetti menu, which started with peach bellinis and delicate arancini, followed by chargrilled grapes marinaded in fennel seeds and Valdespino sherry vinegar served with burrata. The main course was my all-time-favourite dish, Diana Henry’s vincigrassi – rich with wild mushrooms and truffles, and that was followed with a dark chocolate mousse cake.

We supplied a wine pairing for the evening which featured Italian wines for the starter and main courses, and an aged Pedro Ximenez to perfectly complement the chocolate dessert, finished with a glass of ice cold hazelnut Frangelico made by monks in Italy.

It was a real pleasure to serve our food up on to beautiful ceramic plates from Jo at Brickett Davda. The earthy tones and gently-uneven shape of each plate enhances every dish put on them.

Liz from Flower and Fern provided the beautiful floral arrangements for the table which were full of honey-scented sweetpeas, pearly white lisianthus and painterly hellebores and looked stunning against the dark wooden table.

If you would like to make your hen do or birthday extra special with a private supper club then please get in touch with us, we’d love to hear from you.

Private Catering for Brighton Hen Do

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