Welcome to Mackintosh's February Newsletter

When one thought that the worst of the winter was behind us Mr Frosty has shown that he has yet to start his move to the Southern Hemisphere. However the inclement weather has not proved to be too much of a problem for Mackintosh’s to deliver its catering services into London.

The second half of January was very busy for Mackintosh’s Catering with private parties and the Drama Critics Awards. Despite the economic slowdown enquires to Mackintosh’s have not slowed down and all the staff are looking forward to a very busy spring party season catering in and around London and Wiltshire. It would seem that Londoners still want to celebrate their special occasion. What is very interesting are the number of 50th birthday parties and weddings that Mackintosh’s has been asked to cater this year both inside and outside London.

Being February the highlight in every couple’s calendar must be Valentine’s Day. Maybe you would like to make that special someone homemade chocolate truffles, click here to see our chefs recipe. Whether enjoying a romantic night out or at home Mackintosh’s wishes everyone a happy Valentine’s Day. If the evening leads to a proposal then Mackintosh’s will be very pleased to be part of your wedding planning.

Critics Circle Theatre Awards

For the fourth consecutive year, Mackintosh’s were asked to cater for the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2009 which were hosted on January 27th, by its new Chairman Mark Shenton - theatre critic for the Sunday Express, daily blogger for The Stage website, and a regular contributor to The Guardian online - at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London.

A star-studded gathering of 200 were treated to delicious canapés and champagne before the ceremony in the beautiful setting of the Delfont Room.


Quintessentially Wine Collaboration

Quintessentially wine have kindly offered Mackintosh’s clients a complimentary fine wine consultation as well as one year membership which is worth £250 per year.

This offer is limited to the first five clients who book a three course dinner party for a minimum of 10 guests by the 1st of June 2009.

We will come to your home and take care of everything, from the shopping to the washing up, so why not call us and book your dinner party today. Quintessentially will ensure the fine wines will be perfectly matched with your menu and in line with your requirements.

Headed up by some of the UK’s foremost connoisseurs, Quintessentially Wine is an exclusive wine service dedicated to providing clients with access to one of the finer things in life - wine.

Offering an entirely hand-crafted service, which is uniquely tailored to each individual client’s tastes and requirements, Quintessentially Wine delivers to members some of the most covetable wines from around the globe. Continuously sourcing new and exciting vineyards whilst also maintaining strong ties with the most famous wine producers in the world.

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Office Lunches

"The lunch was a massive success today – everyone loved the delicious food…Thank you for doing such a great job, we can’t wait for the next one!"

Mackintosh’s has had a fantastic response to its "office lunches", which have proved to be a great way for our corporate clients to keep entertaining their clients on a budget. Our fantastic chefs prepare mouth-watering buffets on the day and display it on platters. These are then delivered to your door ready to be served to your clients or employees. All with minimum hassle and expense.

Due to the popularity of these lunches we have a number of exciting menus for you to choose from.

If you do not fancy a full on buffet then we would be more than happy to provide delicious sandwiches and wraps as well.

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Did you know
Mussels are much more then they seem:

Mussels have been cultivated for almost 800 years in Europe, and have been used as a food source for more than 20,000 years. In fact, prehistoric settlements in Scotland can often be identified by the large mounds of mussel shells found nearby. The reason for their popularity is not only the unique taste but the fact that they have a number of beneficial qualities:

  • They are nutritious, low in sodium and saturated fat, and provide a readily absorbed source of B & C vitamins, amino acids, Omega 3 fatty acids, and vital minerals including iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.
  • Ounce for ounce mussel meat contains more protein than beef stock, much less fat, many more mineral nutrients and a quarter of the calories

The Blue Mussel (Mytilus Edulis) is the most common mussel found throughout the British Isles and the mantles of lady mussels are orange while gents’ are creamy white.

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Venue Of The Month - The Bloomsbury Ballroom

London’s unique and most opulent Art Deco venue. This beautiful space comprises of an impressive ballroom with its own stage and attached Crush and Long bars. It also includes catering facilities along with state of the art lighting and sound systems. Facing Bloomsbury square, the Bloomsbury Ballroom offers an exclusive and unique location for variety of bespoke events such as private or corporate functions, weddings, bar mitzvahs, charity balls, filming, photo shoots, fashion shows and live music.

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Special offer

Book any event at the Bloomsbury Ballroom before June 2009 and we will offer you 2 complimentary tickets to any Delfont Mackintosh theatre including canapés & a bottle of house champagne. Find out more....

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