The staff were dead on their feet
Menu Very spicy True Bloody Mary (with fresh grated horseradish) Garlic focaccia shots with Roasted tomato soup Open ravioli with pepperonata, red pesto and goat’s cheese Tuna ‘stake’ with red cabbage confit Welsh cheese board from Moelfaban supperclub and charcoal biscuits with chutney from House of Chutney I know what you did last summer pudding (pink rhubarb and forest fruit) Red Velvet birthday cake (a particular triumph)with Blackcurrant curd topping by The Laundry Douwe Egberts Velvet blend coffee and red glitter chocolates from Suki & Me A vampire menu, dominant colour red. Quite tricky, making fresh pasta ravioli then searing tuna for 26 covers simultaneously. Many of the guests from this private party worked in the opera, one loved that my waitress was called Aida. The bathroom was dominated by people drenching themselves in blood, applying their fangs. I did my research, read one of the True Blood books…it’s Jackie Collins meets Anne Rice. Not a bad thing.
Some pictures of the prep
Blanching the red cabbage…at first it’s blue because of the anthocyanins
Mix for Red Velvet cake…