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The sun arrives -A few Party Tips

Here in the UK we have to be positive about the weather as who knows if a planned garden party can go ahead, however It’s easy to bring a ray of sunshine to your guests by producing vibrant tasty local canapes and desserts. Vanilla’s key ethics are attention to customer service and the use of top quality Hampshire ingredients. These result in bright, modern, food styles, utilizing the freshest of local ingredients, and presented with attention to detail in an unfussy yet friendly manner.

Make sure you produce canapés that are colourful such as the ones below:

Caprese which is simply a pearl of Laverstoke Farm Buffalo mozzarella, sunblush tomatoes (here at Vanilla we roast and oil our own ) and a simple basil leaf 

Another simple but effective  canape is an Olive oil Bead Cup with a Baked Quails Egg and Crisp Bacon Shard , otherwise known as bacon and egg in a spoon.

Mini Red peppers with white Crab, Coriander cream Cheese Polonaise crumble topping  is another favourite, We try and get our crab from Ventnor on the Isle of wight, the colour and spice of the  red pepper makes this a fiery canapé , not for the faint hearted

Smoked Lyburn Cheese Balls with Apple Jelly Celery Seed Cod Crumble, very simple, yet very tasty as made with  this fabulous  Hampshire cheese

My favourite summer dessert is

Lemon & Poppy Seed Parfait with Raspberry Daiquiri Jelly, Dried Raspberry & Tonka Bean Tuille

This really is a summery refreshing dessert it is  a cross between ice cream and a cheesecake makes a great light end to a meal.

Another great favourite amongst our customers is

Dark Chocolate & Orange Teardrop with Citrus Compote, Mango Sauce & Grand Marnier Ice Cream

This one is not easy to make at home , The teardrop itself takes a great amount of skill,  You can substitute the citrus filling for whatever your favourite fruit is, we have done it with raspberries, cherries you name it all with matching hand made ice creams by my very talented chefs

Better still book us for your wedding or  party and  get us to do all the hard work for you. We cater on many venues  around hampshire including your own home !

More soon

Sally P and team  

Thursday 2nd July 2015

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