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English apples and pears

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 20:15

Wednesday 24 September, Moving Venue catered the launch of English apples and pears season for 100 high profile grocers and retailers at the Foundling Museum with English Apples & Pears Ltd.

The event, previously held at Queens House (Royal Museums Greenwich) gave industry professionals an opportunity to learn about the background to the season and product. The launch also coincides with the start of British Food Fortnight which is celebrating British food with their ‘Bring Home the Harvest’ campaign.

The bespoke menu, devised by Moving Venue’s Head Chef, Steve Williams, celebrated English apples and pears whilst adding a creative and modern twist. The evening began with hand dived Dorset scallops, cured in orange and tarragon, toasted sesame seeds, Gala apple gel, salt marsh herb salad, air dried apple shavings; with roasted rump of Kent lamb, purple potatoes, pickled red cabbage and Bramley apple, tricolour of heritage English carrots, apple blossom, lamb jus; followed by Bramley apple and Concorde pear pithivier, Cox and molasses puree, whipped clotted cream, frosted pistachios and macadamia nuts.

Gail Heron, sales and marketing director at Moving Venue said, “Our chefs thoroughly enjoyed creating a tailored menu for this event for the third year, using ingredients from the quality produce which Britain has to offer.”

Adrian Barlow, chief executive at English Apples & Pears Ltd commented, “This event is always a highlight in our year, it is a great opportunity for a diverse cross section of industry professionals to meet and truly celebrate the new season. Moving Venue really captured the essence of the evening and produced some wonderful food from the excellent crop this year, all thanks to the great British weather this summer.”