A Christmas canapé experience to remember!
As a component of their Leiths professional cookery qualification, Upper Sixth students have to plan, prepare and host a large themed canapé party. This year, the students decided on a ‘Christmas Market’ theme and have spent the past three weeks trialling and tasting canapes, designing packaging and decorations.
100 special guests were invited to experience carol singing, warming mulled wine and orange spiced mince pies outside on arrival, before being invited to walk through the Christmas market to choose a selection of savoury canapés to parcel up and take home to enjoy. From seared venison with celeriac puree on chestnut rosti, to thyme crackers with blue cheese, spiced poached pear and honey combe, the flavours and attention to detail were delicious and creative.
Guests were then invited to visit Santa’s corner, where Father Christmas and his Elf gave everyone a beautifully packaged gift containing a selection of dainty desserts, such as Baileys panacotta with dark chocolate ganache, almond praline, tiny spiced apple meringue tarts and homemade mint and white chocolate macarons.
Without a doubt, this was a canapé party to remember and provided the Leiths students with the perfect opportunity to thank staff for all their hard work this year.