On a cold Christmas Eve we arrived at a secluded property in the heart of Gloucestershire ready to create an indulgent evening for fourteen guests. Unfortunately a white Christmas wasn’t on the forecast; luckily with the help of our very festive supplier we were able to provide a snow covered landscape, complete with snowmen and real falling snowflakes.
Tonto lanterns lit the path into the house where beautiful tea lights globes hung from the beams above the dining table and the roaring fire created a cosy warmth.
The table was dressed with a red sparkly runner which glistened under the candle light. The main focal point of the table was the rectangular mirror box overflowing with fresh red crabs apples – there was no mistaking this was a countryside hideaway. Following a champagne and canape reception guests were served a further five courses, including an exquisite beetroot, coconut and pancetta veloute soup to accompany the roasted venison fillet main. With vintage wine flowing long into the evening our guests welcomed in Christmas Day as the snow fell gently on the window panes.