Jackson Gilmour has created a brand new menu to compliment the Cezanne Portraits exhibition showing at the National Portrait Gallery from October 2017 – February 2018. The menu take inspiration from Provençal cuisine, using iconic ingredients and then giving them a JG twist.
Canapés will be served on olive wood and slate platters, craft basket ware and traditional Mediterranean tableware. Guests will be able to feast on tasty delicacies like scallops and chorizo in hand-made pastry shells, caramelised fresh fig, red pepper and lime mascarpone bruschetta and lobster sliders with mini brioche and aïoli.
Bowl food options will include warm asparagus risotto with parmesan shavings and a crisp fresh tuna niçoise with olives, tomatoes, quail’s eggs and capers, while dinner options will include roasted sea bass on samphire with a lemon beurre blanc, marinated lamb with spiced couscous and roasted aubergine and warm pear tarte tatin drizzled with salted caramel served with fig and honey chantilly cream.
For a full-on Provencal event, Jackson Gilmour also offering clients a “Traditional Provençal Market Experience” with food stalls brimming with traditional hot and cold food-to-go.
Event creative Anne Aitken is excited about this option: “Think overflowing baskets of apples, pears and cherries, huge wooden bowls of olives, marinated garlic and roasted almonds, tapenades, fresh warm bread, hot herby roasted potatoes and rotisserie chicken, cheese stalls filled with cow, sheep and goats cheeses, Iberio hams sliced on the spot and dessert stations piled high with mountains of hand-made nutty nougat, rich dark chocolate gateaux and freshly made fruit salads.”
Drinkswise the Cezanne wine list will include a good selection of Côtes de Provences rosés and some spicy full-flavoured reds but JG mixologists will also be raiding the Aperitif cupboard to mix up some evocative combinations.
Read our guest blog from Vanessa Steel, Event Manager at the National Portrait Gallery, for more Cezanne event inspiration.