What can I say about Martin and his lovely wife Diane? In short, they were absolutely fantastic.
From meeting them in March to discuss the menu and go through everything, they put our minds at rest immediately. Warm and friendly, it felt like we had known them for years.
Fast forward to the week of our wedding and we met with Martin and Diane again to finalise the arrangements, again it was like meeting old friends for a coffee. They even put up with my Dad and brother who had travelled up that day and were a little merry for the train journey. My brother is an exceptional chilli head, and Martin promised that he would sort out a chilli sauce for the hog roast baps he would be serving.
Finally the 18th September arrived and things couldn’t have gone better. Martin arrived with his lovely girls at about 10.30am when we were setting up the venue. We were offered the chance to see our pig or ‘Yoda’ as we had named him, and what a pig he was, was a tight fit in that cooker! Martin was amazing and liaised with the venue staff of what he needed and where to place the buffet. The wedding party at this point had to leave, but Martin reassured me that when we returned, we would be in for a treat.
We arrived back at the venue after the ceremony to the delicious aroma – even for a vegetarian like me – of roasted Yoda. It looked simply amazing. More platters were brought out at serving time with mountains of mouth watering Thai, caprese and pasta salad and another huge serving dish of crispy roasted spuds. Then, it was the pig’s time to shine as the cooker was opened, showcasing a perfectly cooked, juicy fleshed and crunchy crackling hog.
The food was just incredible and everyone commented on how moreish and delicious it was. We literally had people raving about the hog and sides all night! My brother, who had previously been promised a chilli sauce worth his while, was certainly not disappointed by Martins offering. We vegetarians were impressed too, with the hearty Mediterranean tart that was on offer – simply lush! Everyone had plenty to eat and were stuffed to the rafters, when Martin and the team put everything left together into foil platters and left them pride of place on the buffet tables, whilst they quietly tidied up and slipped away leaving us to enjoy the rest of the evening.
I simply can’t thank Martin and Diane enough, they are an incredible team and the food was divine, people are still talking about it two weeks later. I have recommended him to anyone that will listen and will certainly instruct his services in future – we have some big birthdays coming up in the next 18 months!