While we’re based in Northamptonshire, you may be surprised to know that Hog Roast Aynho often caters outside of our usual area, either because a customer has requested us to, or so we can cover for a fellow franchise. Just recently, our team headed off to the lovely Walton-on-Thames in Surrey, to cater an event at Walton Marina, at Walton Bridge, which is just a hop and a skip from central London and right on the River Thames. Walton Marina is part of Tingdene Marinas, is in a lovely area and has all kinds of boats moored there. Its landmark boathouse has been there for more than a hundred years now, and you can cruise to nearby Windsor and Hampton Court Palace, and towpath walkers often take the Thames Trail through here.
Hog Roast Aynho was asked to cook our popular Menu 3 for 150 guests at the marina. This menu features one of our delicious slow-roasted hogs and your choice of freshly-prepared salads or vegetables to be served alongside. For this event, we would be providing salads, as well as an assortment of brown and white bread rolls, some seeded, as well as wraps, so that the guests could make pigs in buns, our scrumptious speciality. By adding bits of juicy meat and salty crackling to the rolls and wraps and adding our famous apple sauce and sage and onion stuffing (both homemade), you and your guests get to enjoy a meaty slice of heaven or two.
Hog Roast Aynho arrived hours before service on the day. The marquee was set up so it had a fantastic view right onto the Thames and the inside was decorated with balloons. The cool checkered dancefloor and the disco ball would certainly see some dancing action later on but first, our team got on with roasting the hog until it was perfectly cooked. It smelled wonderful and once it was done, it looked amazing. We put together some lovely-looking fresh salads in attractive wooden bowls, which looked like they had just been picked fresh from the garden. Before we knew it, it was time to serve the hungry guests at the marina.