Twelve Rocks Lytham Proms 2013!

Last weekend will forever be one to remember as we truly became 'Twelve @ Lytham Prom'!  Catering for over 1500 people across the three night event, the team certainly brought Twelve's delicious food and professional service to the VIP Hospitality Marquee.

Our home for the weekend.
Vans loaded and every pan and piece of crockery accounted for, we headed down to what would become our home for the weekend.  As we approached Lytham Green, the scale of what has become known as a must-see event became apparent.  The stage dominated the sea front as well as the huge hospitality marquee which would become our 'pop-up' restaurant.  Chandeliers hung from the ceiling as floral displays and Twelve inspired furnishings brought the character of what we strive for back at base camp.
A full house for the 'Street Food' inspired final evening.
 The 80's was the theme for the first night as guests arrived dressed like their favourite act, there were certainly a few Adam Ants hanging around the marquee that evening.  Fantastic dishes including Seafood Cocktail, Chicken Kiev and an 80's Retro Plate of desserts were enjoyed by all with the sweet jars which arrived with coffee bringing out the big kid in everyone.
All the classics from the 80's.

With acts including Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan and Heaven 17 going down a storm the night before, Saturday offered a different kind of evening as Russell Watson and guests brought a 'Last Night of the Proms' feel to Lytham.  A champagne reception and canapes started of the evening followed by mille feuille of goats cheese, 40 hour cooked beef and an assiette of summer puddings, not forgetting the cheese plate which awaited guests during the interval.  The team were even able to enjoy the final song of the night as everyone sung Land of hope and glory to the sight of union jacks and fireworks, now that's what we all call the end to a great day.
The VIP Marquee.

The Finale!

 Rita Ora was the headliner for our last night at the proms, so to keep in theme with the night, the chefs worked really hard to create a Street Food inspired menu which proved to be an amazing hit with the guests.  Sunday was designed to be a more relaxed and informal evening with a hog roast and bbq cooking away on the outside decking.  Unfortunately the non stop rain meant the chefs ended up getting an unexpected shower, but it certainly didn't dampen anyone's spirits.  Mexican beef chilli served from a huge wok became the focal point of the buffet as well as bringing a bit of Willy Wonka style fun as hidden within one of over a thousand jarred puddings was a golden ticket to next years proms.
Keeping a watchful eve over the BBQ.
Ready for all the hungry guests.
Invited guests, the Mayoress and Mayor of Fylde.
The Mexican chilli became a big hit!
The tower of jars looked amazing!
It became a race to find the golden ticket.
All the hard worked payed off and resulted in a fantastic weekend of food and live entertainment.  Team Twelve would like to thank all of its staff, supporters, customers and suppliers for their commitment and enthusiasm, we could not have done it without you all.

So now its time to get back to the office and see what is next on the agenda, including the new football season at Fleetwood Town, weddings galore at the Great Hall at Mains, and a food festival at the Marine Hall, just another day in the life of Twelve :)

P.S. A big thank you to Emma for these fantastic images which captured a weekend to remember!