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An Elaborate Earth-Themed Lunch

by Lettice

An Elaborate Earth-Themed Lunch

To celebrate the re-opening of the Kathleen Lonsdale Geology and Earth Sciences building at UCL, we were tasked with creating an earth-themed lunch to mark the occasion. A delicious spring lunch was enjoyed by the VIP guests, surrounded by fossils and natural rock formations from the department’s collection.


“I couldn’t have hoped for better service from Lettice. Holly, Kate and the Lettice team went the extra mile to put me at ease making sure that all of the details during the run up to the day where perfect. On the day, they transformed a bland room into an elegant and memorable lunch location with delicious, beautifully presented food and immaculate waited service.

I have had so many compliments regarding the running of the event which is without doubt due to Lettice’s smooth and sophisticated operations on the day which allowed me to focus the other aspects of the event. I’m so pleased that we used Lettice and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others – for either professional or private events.”

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Venue: University College London

Number of guests: 40

They ate:

A Spring vegetable terrine with goat’s curd and chargrilled halloumi was built up in layers to represent the earth’s structure in lovely bright spring colours.

This was followed by a main course of corn-fed chicken breast marinated in lemon, rosemary and thyme, which was chargrilled and then oven finished, served with a potato gratin, broad beans, garden peas, fried shallot and crushed corn.

A dessert of fresh raspberry tartlet with crème patisserie finished off the light spring menu.

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Lettice styling:

The room was dressed in earthy greens, oranges and pale greys and guests were guided to their seats by means of beautiful bespoke ammonite place names, courtesy of our wonderfully creative friends at Biscuiteers.

Table centrepieces were provided by the geology and earth sciences department and consisted of large rock formations and fossils, after which each table was named.

Guest of honour, Sir David Attenborough, then unveiled a plaque to celebrate the reopening of the building and proceeded to cut the ceremonial cake – an elaborate confection made up of five different sponge layers and five different fillings, created to replicate the different layers of the earth’s crust and decorated with ammonite fossils.

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