Welcome to Mackintosh's November Newsletter

November is one of my favourite times of the year. Crisp fresh mornings, frequent clear blue skies, clean cool air and the knowledge that Christmas is fast approaching in the wake of Guy Fawkes Night, make this one of the most magical times of year. It’s full of childhood memories and perhaps a little of the inner child in each of us.

Christmas marks one of the biggest party seasons in the calendar and the start of the busiest planning period for all of you who host Christmas events. Whether it’s for friends and family, colleagues or clients, planning a Christmas event can be stressful. December always means that demands on your professional and personal time are much greater.

So why not let Mackintosh’s ease the burden? Whether you are planning a canape reception or dinner, a big party or small intimate event, London caterer Mackintosh’s can manage every single aspect from start to finish and our unrivalled reputation for fabulous food and exceptional events, means that you can rest easy, knowing that you will be hosting the most talked about party of the year. From seasonal bowl food or simple canapés, Mackintosh’s will put together a menu that will wow your guests. Our in-house mixologist will produce wonderful Christmas drinks for you to offer your guests. Mackintosh’s can organise the venue, the entertainment, sound and lighting, theming, styling, invitations and even the transport to or from the event; all within budget, meticulously planned and flawlessly executed. There is no charge for our free venue finding service and we can even bring the party to your office or home. So why not ring the event staff, and see how easy it could be to throw the event of the year. Tel. 020 8453 1020 / email: info@mackintoshs.co.uk

By Nicky Mackintosh

Office Christmas Party

Mackintosh’s cordially invite you to a fabulous Christmas party in your office

Mackintosh’s can transform your office space into a great venue for your Christmas party

Treat your office to a four hour festive drinks and canapé party

Mackintosh’s will provide 10 hot and cold savoury canapés and
2 dessert canapés per person.

For the drinks, Prosecco, Red and White wine will be available
For those who prefer soft we will provide our famous apple and ginger mojito.

Based on 50 people
Includes staff, equipment and delivery
Priced at Ł60 per person + Vat

For those who would like to add some extra festive cheer to the evening why not have a Lilac, silver & crystal Christmas theme with a paparazzi photographer and picture board.

R.S.V.P. Mackintosh’s for more information

Tel. 020 8453 1020 / email: info@mackintoshs.co.uk

Some Recent Highlights

Music and Canapés at the Royal Academy of Music
This month brought Mackintosh’s back to The Royal Academy of Music for a very special fund-raising concert presenting Steven Isserlis and his cello. The guests entered the hall to some lovely background music played by one of the talented students of the Academy. Drinks and canapés were served to the delighted guests and then the fabulous concert began. After this outstanding performance Mackintosh’s were there to ensure that this was not the end of the evening, providing a new selection of delicious British canapés. Chicken liver parfait with brioche croute, grape chutney, cinnamon sugar crackling and plum cress was one of the favourites along with the butternut squash tort with chili crème fraiche on a brioche croute. Overall the evening was a great success and Mackintosh’s are looking forward to working with the Academy again.

Did you Know the history of the Christmas Pudding

The origins of the Christmas pudding dates back to the fourteenth century. This Christmas tradition began as a ’porridge’ called frumenty. This included beef, mutton, raisins, currents, prunes, wine, and mixed spices. It was a soup-like fasting dish eaten before the Christmas celebrations commenced.

In 1595, spirits, dried fruit, eggs, and breadcrumbs were added to the recipe and it became a dish known as plum pudding.

In 1664 it was banned by the Puritans as it was considered sinful.

In 1714, King George I re-established the pudding as part of the Christmas feast. Meat was eliminated from the recipe and more sweets were added.

It was at this time that the tradition of sprinkling it with brandy and setting it aflame.

By Victorian times it had become the pudding we know of today.

It is traditionally made five weeks before Christmas, on or after the Sunday before Advent.

Click here to read more about the Christmas Pudding

Click here to see Mackintosh’s Christmas pudding recipe

Venue Of The Month
45 Millbank

45 Millbank is a Thameside Grade Two listed building a stone’s throw away from the Tate Britain. This premier London venue has fabulous views south across the Thames from beautifully restored Edwardian interiors in three magnificent rooms. These rooms offer a wonderful opportunity to give guests a memorable celebration as well as being a stunning backdrop for special events.

45 Millbank promises you and your guests an unforgettable events experience – blending the very best of Edwardian classic with a Chelsea’s eclectic modern twist.

Click here to read more about 45 Millbank

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