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"Hi Xavier and Janette,

Thank you so much for the exceptional food at our wedding. Most of our friends are foodies and everyone said that it was hands down the best food they had ever had at a wedding.

We did a bus tour of the wineries the following day and everyone was raving about every aspect of the meal, it was an absolute hit! Everyone was amazed with the quality of food you produced from a wood fired oven.

We had the left overs for dinner on Sunday night and it was still amazing! We will be sure to get onto your blog and write a  wonderful review when we are back in Oz.

Thank you both so much for helping make our wedding day intimate and amazing.

Thank you so much."

Zoe and Tom Rutherford

 


"The Cambinata Yabby Extravaganza is a quite remarkable experience. Fine dining in a unique setting, everyone was welcomed like they were part of the family. A truly memorable night"

                                                                                                                                                                          Rich Keem

                                                                                                                                                            Taste Master of WA

                                                                                                                                               Tourism Western Australia

 

"What made the Cambinata Yabby Extravaganza even more remarkable than your average black tie event in the middle of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, was the extraordinary cooking of Xavier Poupel.

With just a small team at hand (including wife Janette, it’s a family business) the French born Great Southern chef and mastermind behind Terroir & Table managed to conjure up exquisite delights such as Tammin Trout with Yabby Tempura and Poached Filet of Kerrigan Beef for over 200 guests with consummate ease…..and don’t forget, this was in a shearing shed!

In celebration of the yabby, each of the magnificent seven courses were complimented with these delicious little freshwater crustaceans with every offering different, every mouthful unique.

Thank you Xavier, and well done Sir. An evening I’ll never forget!

                                                                                                                                                                          Rich Keem

                                                                                                                                                            Taste Master of WA

                                                                                                                                               Tourism Western Australia


'Dear Mary,
I wish to express our thanks to you and your family for allowing us to be a part of your memorable event. The 2013 Extravaganza was memorable for us in many ways and we will discuss it often.
Memorable food - every mouthful was a divine experience.
Memorable company - we met many lovely people and Carlia was such good company at dinner. She and Elizabeth will keep in touch.
Memorable breakfast - it set us on our way and we had the added bonus of meeting and eating with Xavier, Eric, Janette and Nicky. In fact as Xavier was about to eat his egg and bacon sandwich, he made the comment along the lines of, "At last proper food."
Memorable scenery and flowers and other highlights of our drive to and from and roundabout. And finally .........
Memorable camping experience - the tent putting up exercise will often make us laugh but I've decided I need a "Queen of Sheba" style of tent at my stage of life. Elizabeth's 4 man (hah! - more like 1 in reality) didn't have "sit down in a chair room" or "stand up to walk out of room"  as a result I felt like an ungainly turtle crawling around.
As I said memorable and I hope we'll be able to attend another Extravaganza.

                                                                                                                                                        Thank you all so much,
                                                                                                                                                  Alison & Elizabeth Woods

'Dear Mary, Nenke family and all staff

It is with great pleasure that we would like to thank you all for giving us such a wonderful first experience at Cambinata.

From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed, we really were treated like loved family. The level of service, professionalism, attention to detail, and overall ambience of the dinner was outstanding.'
 
                                                                                                                                                                       Daniel Sharp
                                                                                                                Award winning chef & owner Sharp Infusion
 


"Dear Xavier and Janette

 

We would like to thank you for an amazing celebratory luncheon on the occasion of Mary’s 80th birthday.

 

It was so wonderful the way you walked us through the planning stage, with options for all sorts of dishes and courses for our family and guests.  It showed a level of competence and consideration that makes you a good cut above the norm!

 

Your efficient, “no fuss” approach from the early setup and preparation, to the appetisers, entrees, main course and dessert was sensational – and all of this in our own backyard!  We have to say that your complete service was exemplified by the manner in which you organised the waiting of tables and the removal and clean up after the main event.

 

We would highly recommend your services and culinary delights to anyone and we would be especially pleased to act as a reference in this regard."

                                                                                                                                               

Mary Bryant & Helen Bryant

  "Where do I start...  We were planning a unique wedding at a unique venue, a venue without a kitchen...  the challenge was on to find a  caterer who could not only cope with this situation, but do it in style. Meet Terrior and Table... We first read about Terroir and Table (aka Xavier and Janette) in the local paper. They sounded like they were exactly what we were looking for.  Not only do they have a  portable wood fired oven, they also have accolades as long as your arm ranging from long table lunches at local wineries to cooking for the rich and famous all over the world.

We met with Xavier and Janette approximately 10 months before our wedding, told them how much we wanted to spend, the style of food we  wanted at our cocktail style reception and our first wedding menu was borne. In the final month leading up until our wedding we tweaked  the menu until we were happy with all our options (including catering to the special dietary requirements of our celiacs and vegetarians).

What we got on the day defies words... We were absolutely blown away by the food that came pouring out of that incredible wood fired oven at the hands of an extremely talented Xavier Poupel!  Not only were we impressed, our 80+ guests were gobsmacked! Our wedding is definitely going to go down in history as the wedding with the great  party and the AMAZING FOOD!  Not only did we get a wide selection of delicacies, we also got quality so superb, its rarely seen at  weddings of this size.  Every morsel of food arrived to each guest exactly as it should be.

 I have had rave reviews from all our guests since!  One text message  we received read "What an awesome wedding, the food was fantastic!  The best selection ever!"  One of our family members even wants to  fly Janette and Xavier to Melbourne, the Mecca of cuisine, to cater  for their upcoming birthday.

 All I can say is, if you have a function coming up and you are looking for a caterer that is reasonably priced with food that is out of this world, you can't go past Terroir and Table.  I promise you will not regret booking these wonderfully talented people!

 "Bon Appetit!"

Michael and Tanya Conway

[Wedding 9/03/2013]

      

"Dear Xavier and Janette,

Latro Lawyers and the Great Southern Distilling Company would like to thank you both for your contribution to our Christmas Celebrations on Saturday the 15th of December. Without your help and passion for great food I highly doubt the night would have gone as well as it did.

Throughout the evening we experienced a range of local produce from the Great Southern region. Each dish was prepared to absolute perfection and all had a unique twist, whether it be an edible dill flower or the handpicked 3 day slow roast lamb. All in all it made for a very interesting night of food and was the start of many conversations.

Everyone who came was more than impressed and made many commendable comments. We will be more then delighted to recommend Terroir & Table catering to anyone who wants to experience exceptional food along with two great hosts."       
                                                                                                                               

Grace Sandells

Latro Lawyers

 

  "Thank you so much, everyone has said what a wonderful time they had, that the food was delicious, it was a special night!"

                                                                                                                                 Jill Sheed

 

"We had Terroir and Table cater for our wedding in February 2012 at the Cove in Denmark, and to say the food was amazing would be an understatement!

In the lead up Janette and Xavier were a pleasure to work with with an innate attention to detail. We appreciated their consideration of using organic foods, and even offering for us to source our own meat to keep the costs down. The only hard part was choosing between all the yummy options! On the night no one went hungry, with enough for seconds (or even thirds!) and we were still eating leftovers for the following week. Our friends were raving about the fantastic array of canapes and the wonderful wood fire roasted lamb, not to mention the delicious creme brulee for dessert.

We couldn't have imagined anything better!"

Katie and Glen


"Dear Janette and Xavier,

We are writing to thank you both for your sensational contribution to our wedding. Our vision for our special day was along the lines of the fabulous lunch scene from 'Like Water for Chocolate', so I was ecstatic when a friend directed me to your website, as your style and philosophy matched this vision perfectly. Your passion and commitment to quality ensured that on the day every dish was beautifully presented and breathtakingly delicious, and the atmosphere created by the sharing of food couldn't have been more perfect. Looking around at the delighted guests, it was hard to tell whether people were weeping over the sentimental speeches or the succulence of the lamb!

Of the countless weddings and large functions we have attended, we have never experienced food anywhere near the quality that you produced for our 80 guests, and now, months later, people are still raving about their favourites among the various dishes that you served. Your catering is absolutely unique and we are delighted to recommend your service to anyone passionate about good food.


With our gratitude and best wishes."

Alex Brown and Catie Gressier


  A big thank you to Xavier and Janette, for providing a delicious array of food at our long table lunch for 90 people, at Maitraya Retreat in Albany. Everyone commented on how fantastic the entrée, main and desert was - especially the Blueberry Tarte! We had a very tight schedule to work with and you both did an amazing job catering for so many people in that short space of time. I would not hesitate in recommending Terroir and Table to others requiring catering for a long table lunch – the quality is outstanding and their experience is invaluable.

Natalie Cole
Marketing Coordinator
Skywest Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd


  "A group of 10 ladies shared a wonderful Christmas lunch catered for by Terroir and Table in a private home. Everyone appreciated the thoughtful choice of menu which considered the special dietary concerns of one or two people and made full use of local and in season quality produce.  It was a tantelising, tasty treat for all of us.

Thank you Xavier and Janette"

Tricia Farrer & Noeleen Ricketts


  "Xavier and Janette, Your Asparagus feast was delicious, I hope that Terroir and Table will build the Great Southern’s reputation for great food produce to new heights through spectacular food events."


Augusta Saunders
Ringwould Dairy



  "The Asparagus Feast was a superb occasion and the different dishes showcased all the diverse ways of cooking and presenting the asparagus. Everyone there was most impressed, had a wonderful time and asked to be on the list for next year’s feast!

Xavier and Janette did a marvellous job of preparing, cooking and presenting the asparagus and delicious desserts.  Many thanks."


Phillip and Sheelagh Marshall
Midway Torbay Asparagus



  "As a masterful chef, Xavier Poupel’s creative talent ensured the success of the Joie de Vivre lunch at Springviews Wine in October 2011.  The meticulously planned meal showcased the best available fresh local produce.  Janette’s faultless service matched the superb quality of the food.

Terroir and Table has set the highest standard for catering as a result of Xavier and Janette’s attention to detail, professionalism and enthusiasm.  Their reputation preceded our decision to contact them; they exceeded our expectations.  A truly memorable dining experience." 

Maggie & Bill Shanklin
Porongurup Farm


  "The quality was impeccable, Xavier and Janette did an outstanding job for our wedding reception. We can't wait to taste more."

Jayne & Don McTaggart

 

  "Wow! Xavier and Janette, thank you, so very much for the awesome food at my long table birthday Feast. It was wonderful and truly captured the spirit of the evening of "entertaining entrees, fabulous foods and desirable desserts"

I look forward to enjoyment of the experience again. Thank You"

Warmest Regards,
Seirah Woodward



  "Collaborating with Xavier & Janette through their wonderful business 'Terroir and Table' for our 2011 Bastille Day dinner was a great joy! Their Integrity, professionalism and dedication to bringing the culture and taste of wonderful food and genuine hospitality to the table was inspirational. The Great Southern region is blessed."

Sophie & Chris Zalokar,
Foragers Field Kitchen & Cooking School, Pemberton.

 

  "We would like to thank you once again for the fabulous job you did yesterday. What a fantastic day we had in our cafe! The menu created by Xavier revealed touch of a master, and Janette managed the event with total ease. We really felt it, as did our clients all of which contributed to the success of the day. Thank you again."

Björn & Claudia Form
Australian Bushfood Factory and Cafe

 

  "Xavier and Janette your superb spread for my special birthday was most impressive. Fresh seasonal local produce cooked to perfection, what a fantastic way to entertain for a party. Our guests are still raving about it!"


Pam Lincoln & Murray Gomm
Oranje Tractor

 

  "Xavier and Janette - thank you for all you did to create an unforgettable experience for our clients. Your professionalism, first class service and beautiful food made their day absolutely perfect!"

Rick Fenny
Maitraya
Luxury Private Retreat, Nanarup

 

  Saturday 12th February saw the marriage of some of life’s key essential elements  - an evening of divine wines, delicious French peasant fare by Xavier & Janette Poupel of Terroir & Table, and great friends,  set in the wine production area of the Rickety Gate winery; a huge success judging by the ongoing feedback received by all who attended.

Xavier’s ‘theatre of food’, showcasing his mobile wood-fired oven delivered the best of French regional rustic cuisine. This coupled with his interactive personality & knowledgeable expertise, plus his passion for the “Slow Food” philosophy made the atmosphere of the evening positively infectious.

Janette’s flare for set-up, décor and attention to detail left no stone unturned , along with her efficient yet discrete service ensured the evening went without a hitch.

Rickety Gate Estate is looking forward to many more collaborations with Terroir & Table in show casing and supporting the Great Southern’s regional produce.

Russell & Linda Hubbard
Rickety Gate Wines, Denmark

 

"Thank you both very much for helping us celebrate Hannah's 21st birthday. I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, I spoke to lots of the guests and they were very appreciative."

Jill Sheed

 

  "Janette & Xavier are true professionals whose attention to detail and expertise makes for a truly authentic culinary experience. I am confident that Xavier's passion for using the best available fresh local produce will help in promoting the Fine wines that are produced in our region.

We look forward to working with you again in the future."

Judith Bradley
Cellar Door Manager
Howard Park Wines, Denmark

 

"The food you provided was superb – and without doubt allowed the guests to feel they received tremendous value for money. Every part of the day was catered to without a hitch – allowing the guests to taste so many food sensations from Provence and other areas of the world you have lived and worked in.

Your professionalism in handling some difficult situations during the day without losing your sense of humour was terrific.

I would not hesitate in recommending Terroir and Table to others considering a catering job, both large and small......."

With kind regards,

Felicity Ruse
Silverstream Wines, Denmark


 

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