Christmas aboard the Cutty Sark

Bespoke specialist Mask hosted Christmas festivities aboard historic tea clipper the Cutty Sark in December. The party was attended by 170 guests, who enjoyed a seated dinner by Concerto caterer Create.

The evening began with a Prosecco reception, before guests were treated to a tour of the world’s sole surviving tea clipper, and fastest ship of her time.

Guests were then seated for a festive feast, including starters of textured parma ham, mozzarella panna Cotta, parma ham with watermelon and salted almonds and pea shoots, or a vegetarian alternative of field mushroom brawn, with parmesan brûlée, parsley ketchup and barbecued leeks and tarragon.

No Christmas meal would be complete without turkey! Create served guests roast Norfolk turkey, with all the trimmings - chestnut stuffing, chipolata scroll with cauliflower cheese, sautéed brussels sprouts with pancetta, glazed carrots, chateau potatoes, bread sauce and cranberry compote. The vegetarian option was a butternut squash and mushroom wellington, with cauliflower cheese, sautéed brussels sprouts, glazed carrots, chateau potatoes and watercress and truffle emulsion.

The meal ended with one of Create’s most indulgent puddings – perfect for this time of year. Guests were treated to salted caramel and chocolate verrine, with chewy brownie, caramel brittle and orange.

Great dates are now available for Christmas 2016. Get in touch to find out more.