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Known for its innovative design and presentation, Lettice is particularly famed for its stacked food installations and striking LED canapé trays. Its role call of clients includes the Brit Awards, Porsche and Stella McCartney, so the company certainly moves in the right circles.
'We specialise in what we call ''running meals'',' says Lettice's managing director, Stephen Congdon. 'We serve them cleverly stacked up food on cylinder towers (pictures right) to save space, so guests can drop by, pick them yup, and carry on.
The company doesn’t tie itself to a particular style of food either. Its recent acquisition of a portable tandoor oven has, for instance, opened up numerous new possibilities. 'You can cook so much more than Indian food in a tandoor', says Congdon. 'Its great for all sorts' particularly South American and gaucho-style dishes.'
This may saw the launch of door-to-door service Lettice Deliver. Ideal for office lock-ins, lunchtime meetings and dinner party cheating, dishes include twice-cooked red pork with julienne vegetables and crispy noodles; artichoke, lemon and oregano tartlets; and to finish, the now legendary rocky road syllabub.
This article first appeared in Square Meal Venues & Events magazine, Summer 2009