On Saturday 10th November, The PKA had a busy day of tastings with two clients coming to the cookery school to try their choices for their wedding day.
Ellie and James were the first to arrive who had chosen Chinese themed food, so we knew this would be a great opportunity to show off our skills! They had a selection of pork, prawn and bean Dim Sum to start, which was delicious. They then moved on to Chinese five spice roast duck leg, steamed pak choi, sautéed chinese mushroom and fine beans with an oyster sauce, and slices of poached chicken breast, stir fried tender stem broccoli, ginger, celery and bean sprouts with a black bean sauce. As well as this they had spiced belly of pork, with steamed and egg fried rice. All of the dishes dazzled the taste buds, and they were more than happy with the dishes prepared by Bevan.
Later in the day we welcomed another couple – Simon and Karima. After having a chat and a glass of wine, they settled down to taste their menu for the special day. Going for a different approach than Ellie and James, they started with a sharing baked mature Camembert with a selection of crudités, which was cooked to perfection. After this, they enjoyed roast pig with a slection of salads including a green salad and coleslaw, and new potatoes. For the veggie option (which had rave reviews) they tried a butternut squash, silver skin onion and stilton cottage pie.
Both tastings went really well, and the couple were excited to get moving with the finalised menus for their wedding day! The photos below show a number of the dishes that were cooked on the day.