Monday has come round incredibly quickly and we have spent a lot of time in the office catching up with the weekend’s email enquiries and general admin work as well as being outside cleaning all the machines and associated equipment. It was a bitterly cold day and felt like November when being outside scouring and scrubbing is a pretty cold and miserable job! Anyway one request over the weekend is for us to provide a bbq in a shopping centre with a demonstration. Who ever said the job of a pig roaster is repetitive we spend our time rising to new and exciting challenges!
A busy bank holiday weekend despite the awful weather on Saturday. A team from Spitting Pig came back very wet from a wedding despite having been under a gazebo for the evening. It’s the loading it all back up into the van that does it! The constant heavy drizzle soon seeps through your clothes making for a very steamy atmosphere in the van on the way back to the depot!
Sunday however dawned bright and sunny and a fresh and dry team journeyed to Putney and served spit roasted pig at an event for 350 people. The pig was juicy and the crackling crunchy, the apple sauce and stuffing tasty and a good time was had by all. Another Spitting Pig Central chef made her way to Oxford and cooked a spit roasted lamb for a family get together in the garden.
It was also a busy weekend for hiring out machines for those wanting to undertake pig roasting themselves .One machine went to Sunbury on Thames with a further two being delivered to Worcester for a lamb roast for a wedding held at The Fold. Hiring a machine is a good value for money option and can be supplied with the meat of your choice. The machine comes fully supplied with gas and full instructions are given when we drop the machine with you. Rest assured it’s not rocket science!
Enquiries are coming in at a faster and faster pace during the summer months and June is pretty much fully booked. We still have some space in July but that is going fast so if you want a pig roast this summer please give us a ring so we don’t have to disappoint. Booking is simple with the minimum of paperwork and once a deposit is paid the date is yours.
Looking back over the weddings we have done already this year and the ones to come the most popular wedding reception drink is Pimms. This is such a perennial favourite and seems to convey all the wonderful things about a summer wedding. All that fruit, ice and sprigs of mint served in a highball glass, ladies in summer frocks and hats, freshly mown grass and a dashing groom and beautiful bride and of course sunshine. For an alternative to Pimms try this. Put a generous slosh of cointreau into a jug and top it up with half of lemonade and half of ginger beer, garnished with orange and fresh mint. Delish!
On Saturday we had a small party with a pig roast and salads and potatoes. The meal was served at 6pm and the sky became a darker and darker grey and it became colder and colder. Luck was with the team and we managed to get all the food served before the heavens opened. Luckily we always bring a gazebo so we were able to pack up and get back to the yard without getting completely soaked. The usual glorious bank holiday weather.
A weekend of weddings, all very different. An evening pig roast for 100 people at a large hotel in Surrey, a wedding with spit roasted lamb and pig in North London and a country wedding for 80 in the Chilterns with roasted chickens and a pig. Lots of yummy chocolate profiteroles and sticky toffee pudding. The weather was stunning for all three events and needless to say 3 beautiful brides. Another very successful day.