Plaisterers’ Hall hosted a Create-curated food festival on Tuesday 8th November, celebrating the best of London food and drink with 400 specially invited guests. Plaisterers’ Hall, the largest livery hall in the City of London, officially reopened with this launch event following an extensive refurbishment.Guests tried some of the finest food Create has to offer, alongside delicious dishes from Create’s top suppliers, all in the spectacular neoclassical setting of Plaisterers’ Hall.
The menu included some of Create’s best-loved bowl food dishes, such as Iberico Ham and Burrata, Ceviche Tuna, Smoked Cod and English Confit Lamb.
Rubies in the Rubble provided a food stall with their delicious relishes, all made from fresh fruit and vegetables that would otherwise have been discarded. The ingredients used all pass a taste test – not a beauty contest! Their latest relish is a limited edition Pear, Fig and Port chutney which was featured in the menu. £1 from every jar will be donated to Centrepoint to help give young homeless people a future. This Christmas chutney is perfect with Stilton! We caught up with founder Jenny Costa to find out more about this unique company – you can read the interview, which includes a special Christmas offer here.
Seafood was provided by Create supplier First for Fish. At this food stall guests enjoyed some of London’s finest fresh wild fish and seafood, smoked and presented by the Create team.
Fenns of Piccadilly showcased some top quality meat at their food stall. Fenns has a long history in producing the finest in fresh meat to the highest of standards. Its history can be traced back to the 1890s when Fenns was first established in Piccadilly. Fenns has always been a family-owned business and has been in the Silver family ownership since 1983. The supplier provides Create’s best dry-aged beef and lamb.
Belazu has been supplying the food industry with quality Mediterranean ingredients since 1991, playing an influential role in Britain’s Mediterranean food revolution. Create uses many of the supplier’s great quality ingredients in its dishes, so guests got a chance to enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean at this stall.
Create’s bread supplier Le Pain Nouveau was on hand to provide an extensive range of tempting baked products, including some of its famous sourdoughs paired with flavoured butters. All their flour is supplied by the only family-owned working mill in London.
Beefeater Gin is the world’s most awarded gin, truly capturing the London spirit. The Beefeater stall enabled guests to learn more about this classic spirit and try the traditional recipe, which dates back to 1820 when it was first made by James Burroughs. Beefeater also designed a signature cocktail for arrival drinks.
Create’s wine supplier, Brompton Wine, brought with them over 20 years’ experience in the wine industry. Richard Household of Brompton Wine hosted a wine tasting, enabling guests to learn more about the wines on show at their stall. For ideas on festive wine pairings Richard provided us with his expert tips – you can read more here.
Cheese was provided by Harvey & Brockless, a producer and distributor of speciality foods, working with artisan food producers across the globe. As well as the largest collection of British farmhouse cheeses in the UK, Harvey & Brockless supplies a range of its own Mediterranean deli products from Dell’ami, a huge range of British cured meats and bespoke sauces and dips.
Solstice is a food distribution company with a difference; all food is sourced where possible from the UK. Modern food trends, together with constant demands from clients, have enabled Solstice to offer a comprehensive list of locally grown products, putting us way ahead of our competitors. Guests at Plaisterers’ Hall could try a selection of Solstice products at the stall.
The venue was dressed with impressive floral displays from renowned Veevers Carter, one of London’s most respected and celebrated floral design and event stylists.
If you’d like to find out more about Create catering or book your next event here at Plaisterers’ Hall, get in touch!