On Sunday 2nd October, we held our very first Garden Harvest Feast at West Lexham!
Our talented Head Grower, Lucy, prepared a menu for our guests using organic fruit, vegetables and edible flowers from the West Lexham growing garden. All our produce has been grown using no-dig and biodynamic principles. Biodynamic is a method of organic growing that incorporates aspects of astrological and spiritual values. This aligns perfectly with our ethos of giving back more to nature than we take (regenerative gardening).
The table was beautifully prepared by our Reservations Manager, Tanya, who perfected the autumnal aesthetics! Table decorations included a variety of produce, all from our growing garden. Tanya handpicked a vibrant selection of fresh flowers, which were elegantly displayed inside pumpkins. Freshly picked apples, berries, squashes and thyme were carefully placed on the table too amongst fairy lights for cozy autumn vibes. Handwritten welcoming cards were also available for each guest to show our appreciation.
When guests arrived, we welcomed them with a homemade watermelon mocktail. These were topped with our quirky cucamelons and colourful edible flowers.
Once seated, guests were treated to bread with biodynamic grown infused West Lexham oils and delicious sundried tomatoes. Starters included a choice of garden rainbow terrine with whipped feta cheese, seasonal heritage squash soup and West Lexham tomato soup. The delicious, warming main course was seasonal vegetable casserole with Lucy’s signature dumplings. For dessert, there was a choice of West Lexham grown apples and wild blackberry crumble with custard, beetroot brownie and caramel sauce and naturally homemade fig leaf ice cream. To finish, guests enjoyed apple and garden marigold granita.
We were really pleased with the success of our first Garden Harvest Feast and look forward to hosting more garden feasts in the future. Keep an eye out on our socials for further details in the coming months.
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