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Jingle your bowls

13 October 2017

By Hannah Wright, Venue Sales Executive 

Would you like to celebrate Christmas this year without the formalities of a sit down traditional meal? Why would you want to stress about putting together a formal seating plan and trying to remember who gets on with who and not wanting to get stuck next to someone who is going to talk about gardening all night?!

A bowl food reception could be the perfect option for you. We at Venue Reservations can help find you the perfect reception venue, be it an intimate space at one of our iconic venues or a large scale space at one of our warehouses. Nowadays canapés and bowl food are more than just your smoked salmon and cream cheese – they’re a small indulgent treat where presentation is crucial. Why not sample our Christmas favourites such as the smokehouse haddock pie with sweet potato mash and a rosemary thyme salsa verde? Fancy! Our ham hock and mustard croquettes with piccalilli and celery cress are popular as well as the poached chicken with truffled mash and winter velouté. Are we teasing your taste buds yet? For dessert we want you to indulge in our hot sticky marmalade pudding with cardamom custard or for those with an even sweeter tooth (and my personal favourite!) the hot mocha brownie with mini mallows and hot milk chocolate custard. I’ve never heard of a dessert provided by Seasoned catering not going down well! As our head chef would say “Bowl food is the perfect way to get lots of tastes! We like to think of them as lots of starters so it’s a more substantial option for standing events.”

My personal reason why I find bowl food more enjoyable at Christmas parties is mainly due to the informal atmosphere. It lets your guests have the freedom to mingle around whilst sipping some Winter Pimm’s and dancing to “Here comes Santa Claus.” We at Venue Reservations have noticed an increasing popularity for bowl food in 2017, as opposed to 2016. With so many amazing venues, festive bowl food menu options and entertainment out there to choose from it’s hard not to see why this style of Christmas party is best suited.

That’s the food, venue and style of event decided on then? One box ticked! We would still absolutely love to help you jazz up your evening with entertainment such as a live band, dancers, magicians or the favourite winter chalet photo booth with your company logo on the printouts. Your guests will have memories they can keep (or cringe at!) for that first day back at work in the New Year. Get in touch with us today and let us tell you more!

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