The Dean Close Cookery School recently held two Upper Sixth Leiths canapé evenings.  It is a requirement for the certificate to devise, plan and execute a canapé party for a minimum of 50 guests.  The group approached this task with enthusiasm and hard work making the evening in the BonBernard Gallery was a great success.  It was attended by over 60 guests including parents, guardians, staff and prefects.  The Lower Sixth Leiths group were fabulous and helped with the waiting and serving and both groups worked exceptionally well together as a team.

The canapés ranged from mini Yorkshire puddings containing roast beef and homemade horseradish, a delicious butternut squash and pear soup decorated with toasted pumpkin seeds, smoked mackerel paté on mini crostinis, cod cubes, as well as smoked salmon on homemade blinis and served with crème fraiche and dill. The desserts consisted of shortcrust pastry chocolate tortes sprinkled with shimmering glitter, white chocolate and raspberry pastry cups, and a superb vanilla and apple panna cotta topped with crumble.

Head of Cookery, Gemma Larkin-lawton, said “I have been so impressed by the standard of delicious and professional looking canapés.  Well done and thank you to this year’s Leiths group”.