Christchurch Old Boys Gala Dinner

It’s with great pleasure that Ultimo was able to cater for Christchurch’s 100 years of Old Boys for 480 guests in their gymnasium at their grounds. The venue was transformed by the wonderful Caroline James from Caroline James Events. The furniture was provided by Hire Society, AV, Production & Lighting by Clifftons and the Event Mill provided the Bar backdrops and signage. Guests were entertained by live music and entertainment.

Featuring premium wines from Flametree, Voyager Estate and McHenry Hohnen. And Western Australian craft beer from Lucky Bay Brewing Company.

Ultimo designed a custom menu with pre-dinner canapes and 4 courses, and Apertifs & Whiskey Bar.

 

PRE-DINNER CANAPES 

Moroccan tart, smoked cheddar, fig, free range eggs (V)

Bourbon glazed crackling pork belly, minted pea crush, fennel seed galette (GF)

Breast of duck, raspberry jelly, pepper brioche

Chargrilled, grigio marinated king prawn

 

SET ENTRÉE DISH

Cumin dusted lamb loin, pumpkin velvet, silver beet, kohl rabi salad,  basil oil nasturtium, red sorel

 

SET MAIN COURSE DISH

Slow cooked and smoked pepper brisket, garlic polenta, roast sweet potato and Brussel sprouts, jus

 

SET DESSERT

Char grilled pear & espresso panna cotta, almond (GF)

 

TO FINISH

Trio of local cheeses, pear compote, ginger & fig wafers (GF)

Freshly brewed Victoria coffee and selection of herbal teas (Big Brew Enterprises)

 

Apertif bar serving;

  • The Centenary – Campari, Gin, sweet vermouth, soda, orange peel (champagne saucer)
  • 1917 – The West Winds Gin, fresh lime, simple syrup, soda, pernod spray (stemless glass small)
  • International Whiskey Selection – serving 10 different whiskeys from around the globe
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To the INCREDIBLE team at Ultimo, Holy Moly guys… what an absolutely amazing smorgasbord you created for our event yesterday… Wow, wow, WOW!!! AND… your sensational chef… he was AMAZING!!! You guys completely out did yourselves and we cannot thank you enough for all the time and effort you put into making yesterday happen! We will be sending everyone and anyone your way for catering and CANNOT wait until next year to do it all over again!!!

Natalie Rolt | Natalie Rolt Designs