Pumpkin spice and all things nice

Pumpkin spice and all things nice

October flew by in a whirlwind of exciting events and before we knew it Halloween had arrived. This year, Moving Venue fully embraced the spooky season by hosting a spectacular Halloween themed tasting for the lovely events team at Somerset House.

The tasting was held on Tuesday 29th October in our brand-new, beautiful tasting room in Bermondsey. The whole room was beautifully decorated and adorned with amazing gold and blue studded pumpkins. Upon arrival, guests received a glass of Champagne and a bespoke bubbling cocktail, made with Tanqueray gin, Aperol, Chambord, lemon and apple.

Whilst the canapés flowed, guests then got to try their hand at decorating their very own pumpkin, using a variety of studs and transfers. Following this, the first course was served, a delicious tarragon and parsley risotto with sticky beef short rib and crispy shallots. This was swiftly followed by a fish course of London cured smoked salmon, beetroot, apple and dill salad with apple pancakes and caviar crème fraiche.

Then came the mains which comprised of a crispy duck confit with wilted spinach, sarladaise potatoes and wild mushroom sauce and a slow cooked delicata squash with curried rice cracker, goats curd, buttermilk dressing and crisp pear. These mouth-watering mains were specially chosen because they embrace the autumnal flavours of the season. Incorporating many different carefully thought out ingredients, that ultimately come-together to form a deliciously hearty dish perfect for these colder nights. Needless to say, they went down extremely well with our guests.

Finally, in the spirit of Halloween, our guests enjoyed a spiced pumpkin pie in the shape of a pumpkin with pecan soil, icy sugar spider webs and toasted marshmallow ice cream. This dessert was custom created by our incredibly talented Head Pastry chef Sophie and was a perfect way to round off this Halloween inspired meal.