Evening Reception with Good Food Oxford

This year, we invited delegates to an evening reception of canapés, bowl food and drinks in the stunning Main Hall of the Oxford Town Hall in collaboration with Good Food Oxford. This took place on the evening of Wednesday 4th January 2016 at 6.30pm.

Local chef Will Pouget, of the Vaults & Garden Cafe, Will’s Deli and Alphabar, provided canapés and bowl food alongside a glass of English wine.



Grilled Pigeon Breast with Quince Jelly
Fresh Goats’ Curd and Beetroot Pesto on Sourdough
Grass-fed Grilled Beef Skewers marinated in Tamarind, Soy & Honey
Cotswold Chorizo with Fennel & English Aged Cheese


Roasted Chestnut Mushroom with Thyme & Balsamic Vinegar
Roasted Queensland Blue Pumpkin with Za’atar

Bowl Food

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Aromatic Spices
Roast Potatoes and Winter Roots
Braised Black Cabbage and Kale


Braised Puy Lentils
Barley Freekah Pilaf
Local Ewes’ Milk Beignet
Braised Black Cabbage and Kale


Slow Roasted Apples, Pears & Blackberries
Granola Oat Crumble
Vanilla Custard

This will be a chance to chat and mingle, network and discuss the events of the day. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available, and special diets will also be catered for if notified in advance.

The chef and suppliers have all signed Oxford’s Good Food Charter.

Produce is generously supplied by local suppliers:

The lamb is supplied by Sheepdrove Organic Farm, the pasture-fed beef is supplied by Hornton Grounds, the vegetables are supplied by Worton Organic Garden and Sandy Lane Farm.

With thanks to the support of Oxford City Council.

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