Expert advice about catering

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Delectable delights

Delectable delights

Q. My wife-to-be and I want to marry during the festive season but the idea of a three-course roast fills us with dread. What other food options do we have?

A. Anna-Maria Hawke says: So, you're planning your big day during the dark winter months. Have you thought about incorporating festive flavours? How about seasonal Pimm's served in champagne saucers Audrey Hepburn-style for your welcome drinks or a decadent Earl Grey Martini? For a Christmassy flavour opt for cinnamon scones and clementine possets to complement your afternoon tea.

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Anna-Maria Hawke