Over the summer I hosted a 50th birthday party for my husband. The party was in my backyard at my home in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. We invited our close family and friends and the highlight of the party was the hog roast we had catered from The Roasting Pig.
The day started out with a bout of bad weather which had everyone worried that we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the garden. Luckily it quickly changed course and the remainder of the day was cloudy but warm.
When the rain let up, we went outside to begin setting up the garden with tables and chairs which we covered in burlap table cloths. I set out candles and flowers on all the tables and hung string lights all around to create a lovely ambiance. We also prepared the fire pit with logs so we could start a fire after dinner.
The Roasting Pig came about an hour before the party started to set up their serving space. They provided serving tables with linens as well as everything else needed for the meal. It was an extra cost for crockery and silverware but I felt that it was worth it to avoid the hassle of having to worry about it myself. I started to get excited when they began setting up the buffet with the roasted hog. I couldn’t wait for the guests to arrive so they could sample some of the delicious meat.
The Party Begins
Shortly after all the set up was complete, our guests began to arrive. We spent an hour or so having drinks and toasting the birthday boy. Then we dove right into the food. Everyone was so anxious to sample the roasted hog. The Roasting Pig served their roasted hog with fresh rolls, a sage and onion stuffing, and a sweet applesauce. It was heavenly. All the food was perfect and everyone raved about how moist and delicious the hog was. We ended the evening sitting around the fire pit, telling stories, eating cake and having champagne. All of my guests left pleasantly full and satisfied from the delicious meal of roasted hog and birthday cake. It was a wonderful evening to celebrate my husband’s birthday and it was an event and meal we are sure to never forget, From talking to Steve we found that company also offer Pizza Catering in Market Harborough, which we will strongly consider for another event in future.
My family is still talking about how wonderful the roasted hog was and we are considering doing it again next year when I turn 50!