Do you enjoy watching Masterchef? I do, especially as a chef who cut her teeth in catering won the last series. It just goes to show that restaurant quality food can be served en mass. It also proves my belief that food is not just for sustenance; it’s a message on a plate which communicates something to every guest.

Cornish Crab, Avocado and Mango Salsa Tian

The message from the following dishes is WOW! They are all guaranteed to impress your wedding guests in every sense – looks, taste, smell and texture.

Wow Factor Starters

Tuna trio of

  • Dukkah crusted tuna, gazpacho bubble, olive paint, truffle oil
  • Confit tuna, cauliflower and parmesan puree, pancetta on baby beetroot, radish and watercress
  • Tuna sashi

Fresh Cornish crab, avocado and mango salsa tian, with chive oil and micro shoots with lime, green tea and wasabi dressing (pictured)

Pea and mint ravioli on a bed of char grilled asparagus with a lemon beurre blanc and a pancetta shard

Wow Factor Mains

Whole roast fillet of beef served with creamed polenta buttered baby spinach , truffled shallots, French beans and a port jus

Thyme and garlic roast rump of lamb on goats cheese mash, roasted summer vegetable and a honeyed jus

Pan roasted fillet of sea bream served on crushed Jersey Royals, confit of leek, flageolet beans, roasted tomato salsa and a cream emulsion

Wow Factor Desserts

Rich chocolate pave with cherry jam, orange blossom cream and crisp wafer

Red wine and cardamom poached figs with bay leaf and rice milk custard, toasted almonds and a rosewater syrup

Trio of white chocolate mousse with pistachio crumb and brandy snap wafer, Champagne jelly and fresh berry salad, lemon meringue pie and raspberry coulis

Wow Factor Finishing Touches

The real wow is in the tiny details after all! Make sure the final Wow is as big as the first…

  • Salted caramels
  • 80% cocoa truffles
  • Orange and cinnamon macarons
  • Lemon and pepper jellies
  • Fresh passion fruit marshmallows

Guest post by Julie Gray of Bovingdons

Image from Bovingdons