Jul 31, 2014

Moving Venue return to the London Eye Barracuda after thirty years

Moving Venue return to the London Eye Barracuda after thirty years

London caterer Moving Venue provided a dinner for Big Group on the London Eye Barracuda, echoing their very first event 30 years ago.

The first event, then called a ‘riverboat shuffle’ took place on the Barracuda on 31 May 1984 with a Caribbean theme. The evening saw hostesses greet guests wearing Caribbean headdresses followed by a buffet for 160 people including grilled fish, goat curry and plantain crisps.

Fast forward 30 years and Moving Venue cater at many of London’s high profile venues, offering fresh, creative and contemporary dishes that bring events to life.

In contrast to 1984’s ‘Caribbean cuisine’, the VIP dinner began with canapés such as pistachio chicken lollies followed by a three-course seated dinner. The menu featured cold smoked salmon, radish, caper, dill mascarpone, cornichon, silverskin onion, potato blini, poached egg, avruga caviar to start; pan fried rump of lamb rubbed in green thyme and crushed kampot pepper, peruvian potato gnocchi dressed with asparagus, taggiasca olive, heirloom tomato and fève salad, crisp shank; and Amalfi lemon meringue pie, sweet basil pesto, greek basil, limoncello sorbet to finish.

Gail Heron, sales and marketing manager at Moving Venue commented; “The event was a fitting way to illustrate our journey over the last three decades and another great way to mark our 30th birthday following the launch of our new website last month.”