A Trip Along The Silk Road

September 2016

Champagne in hand, guests were led down a fire lit walkway and through the saffron lined CMC Marquee to arrive at their Arabian destination.

As music filled the marquee, colour reflected round the room with dozens of intricately decorated candlelit Arabian lanterns. Each of the tables was named after a historical location along the ancient Silk Road. Surrounded by palm trees flourished with gold, the tables were filled with deep Arabian colours and fresh fruit overflowing from brass dishes.

A sharing starter of colourful and irresistible dishes was followed by a whole roasted poussin accompanied with spiced cauliflower and pomegranate. Delivered on a vintage cake stand, guests enjoyed a trio of mini desserts filled with scented and colourful flavours.

After dinner we revealed a starlit dancefloor, set amongst a desert backdrop our DJ kept the dancefloor filled long into the night. Set amongst the floor furniture we provided guests with cheeses, dips and flatbreads to enjoy throughout the evening. After an evening of dancing and celebrating, ACEs returned the following morning ready with bacon baps for the hungry revellers.

I had a thoroughly memorable time - and I know that my friends did too, not least because many of them have complimented the methodical organisation of the party, the decoration, and the meal. It was exactly what we were hoping for, and so we're very grateful for the work that you and Alastair have put in since Easter, and for having to deal with all our various demands and amendments!
Private Client - September 2016