SPECIAL OCCASIONS

For small wedding and party buffets I can provide a number of ideas catered to suit your needs. If you are interested please call me and we can discuss exactly what you would like and go from there, there is no obligation. I have added some typical dinner party menus below, for cocktail parties or buffets etc.

• Slow roast marinated leg lamb.
• Pointed peppers with goats cheese salad.
• Green Bean and toasted almond salad with orange.
• Mixed fresh cous cous salad.
• Home made Focaccia.
• Oven roasted tomato salad with capers.
• Aubergine Parmigiana.
• Griddled beef with three sauces (watercress and mustard/smoky tomato/horseradish and rocket).
• Marinated Turkey with cumin, coriander and white wine.
• Roast chicken with saffron, hazelnuts and honey.
• Roast Pork Belly with a spiced red plum, ginger and rhubarb relish.
• Sweet potato Gratin.
• Roast potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes with lemon and sage.
• Portobello mushrooms with pearl barley and preserved lemon.
• Seafood, Fennel & Lime Salad.
• Belly of Pork with Roasted Apple & Sage.
• King Prawns with tomato, olive and arak.
• Roasted Romano Pepper with Basil & Mozzarella.
• Roasted Ham with chutneys and piccalilli.
• Seared Tuna.
• Sea Bass ceviche.
• Roast Squash Salad with Lentils & Goat’s Cheese.
• Roasted Vine Tomatoes with Broccoli Chilli & Garlic.
• Roasted Beetroot with Garlic, Thyme & Balsamic Vinegar.
• Watercress & Orange Salad.
• Sauté Potato Salad with Rosemary & Garlic.
• Green Salad.
• Green Beans, Hazelnut & Orange.
• Layered focaccia with cheese and rocket, Capella Rossa calzone, courgette or walnut breads.
• Classic Trifle.
• Almond & Pear Frangipane Tart.
• Cheesecake.
• Chocolate Terrine.
• Tarte Tatin.
• Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream.
• Crumble with Jugs of Crème Anglaise.
• Dark Chocolate & Orange Tart.
• Tart with Passion fruit and Chocolate.

HOME GOURMET

This service is designed to take the heat out of the kitchen for you.  It is perfect as a meal to await your arrival or when you want a night off from cooking during your stay, but don’t want a full chef service and are happy to clear up afterwards.
These dishes have been selected because they are easy for you to warm in the oven (when necessary) and have a great tasting meal on the table within twenty minutes.

A selection of soups served with homemade bread rolls.
• Heritage tomato toped with fresh pesto.
• Roasted red pepper.
• Pumpkin topped with oyster mushrooms and Stilton.
• Cauliflower and Cheddar with capers.
• Butternut squash and parmesan.
• Courgette, basil and parmesan.
• Ham hock and pea.
A selection of sides of cured salmon served with sourdough bread, fresh lemon, crème fraiche and local watercress.
• Hot Smoked Salmon.
• Locally smoked salmon.
• My very own basil cured salmon.

Gravlax…
• A selection of cured meats served with homemade bread and piccalilli, local watercress.
• Locally cooked ham and salami and cured meats.
• Whole Fennel salami.
• Venison and juniper carpaccio.
• A selection of salads, meats and cheeses, relishes.
• Bean Salad.
• Risoni with pesto.
• Cous Cous salad.
• Meats.
• Cheeses.

• Thai green chicken curry served with sticky coconut rice and prawn crackers.
• King prawn laksa with rice noodles bean sprouts Pak Choi and prawn crackers.
• Duck masaman curry with cherry vine tomatoes, pineapple, holy basil with fragrant rice and spicy crackers.
• Chicken tikka marsala with pilau rice, poppadom’s, mango chutney, spiced onions and raita.
• Beef bourguignon served with creamy mash.
• Lamb, chorizo and spinach casserole with creamy mash.
• Braised pork cheeks in cider with Stornaway black pudding and butter beans.
• Lemon pepper chicken with baby new potatoes and green pepper salsa.
• Confit duck legs with seasonal vegetables, dauphinoise potatoes and claret gravy.
• Served with seasonal leaves and new potatoes…
• Chorizo, red onion, spring onion, red pepper, chorizo and manchego tart.
• Smoked bacon and cheese quiche.
• Smoked haddock leek and crème fraiche tart.
• Goats cheese and red onion quiche.
With a twist…
• Beef lasagne with garlic and rosemary focaccia and seasonal leaves.
• Meat balls made with rose veal in a rich heritage tomato sauce with fresh pasta.
• Macaroni cheese topped with fresh truffle.
• Chocolate brownie and vanilla ice cream.
• Lemon tart with crème fraiche.
• Apple and bramble crumble with custard.
• Raspberry or strawberry pavlova.
• Pear and almond frangipane tart with vanilla crème fraiche.
• Treacle tart with vanilla pod ice cream.
• Sticky toffee pudding with pouring cream.
• Vanilla cheesecake with fruit compote.
• Fresh seasonal berries set in elderflower jelly with vanilla pod ice cream.
We work closely with various local, national and international cheese makers and are delighted to offer you the opportunity to taste some of the fantastic artisan cheeses during your stay. Please contact us for our latest offerings.

IN HOUSE DINNER PARTIES

On holiday or at home and having a special occasion or a meal for friends and family without the stress of cooking and washing up! I can provide a service where you can have some delicious ready-prepared food ( see Home Gourmet section) awaiting your arrival on a Friday evening, organise an amazing BBQ or to have every meal catered to give you a complete break. I am very flexible and can cook whatever menu you would like or other ideas you may have (picnics, larger parties etc).

• Goats Cheese Tartlets with local watercress and onion marmalade.
• Slow roast leg of lamb served with sweet potato dauphinoise, oven roasted pointed peppers, stuffed mushrooms and mixed greens.
• Chocolate Torte.

• Seabass Carpaccio with pomegranate.
• Roast turbot with a sauce vierge, potato puree and seasonal vegetables.
• Lemon Tart.

• Beef Carpaccio with rocket and parmesan.
• Pan fried sea bass with seasonal vegetables.
• Tarte Tatin with vanilla ice cream.

• Prawn toasts,chicken satay and pomelo salad.
• Thai Curry with rice.
• Trio of lemon and passionfruit desserts.

BBQ…
• Local beef steaks.
• Sausages.
• Marinated chicken skewers.
• Salmon en papiotte.
• Selection of salads.
• Homemade focaccia and bread rolls.

FREEZER FILLING

Need to get the freezer full? or use up stores that you have to make some meals for those busy times.

• Beef Lasagna.
• Vegetable Lasagna.
• Meat Lasagne Mediterranean.
• Vegetable Bake.
• Moussaka.
• Canneloni.
• Shepherds Pie served with mixed veggies.
• Fish Pie.
• Moussaka.
• Indian Curries – Indian Curries – Chickpea, Chicken Pathia, Banana, Aubergine and Green Bean, Dhal, Lamb of your choice served with Naan and Poppadums.
• Fish or Meat Tagine.
• Fish Cakes.
• Chicken / Steak Pie served with mixed veggies.
• Jerk Chicken.
• Beef Bourginone.
• Beef Stroganoff.
• Bolognnaise Sauce.
• Chicken Cacciatore.
• Chilli Con Carne.
• Cottage Pie.
• Lamb Shank.
• Any kind of fruit crumble or cake.


BUSINESS CATERING

I am available for corporate lunches, dinners or cocktail parties. Please see below for some ideas and get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Business lunches with a difference…
Tailored to your requirements and dropped off to your office.
I can work to budgets and menus so please get in touch for tailored catering.
A typical finger buffet consists of…

• Chicken skewers.
• Mini vegetable tartlets.
• Smoked salmon and local watercress on rye with lemon squares.

• Mini lemon meringue pies.
• Mini chocolate Tortes.
• Mini fruit tartlets.

CANAPÉS

They say the best things come in small packages and Canapés are a great example and make the perfect dinner party food. Here are just a few ideas…

• Mini yorkshires with beef and horseradish.
• Smoked salmon buckwheat blinis.
• Thai fish cakes with a sweet chilli dipping sauce.
• Blue Vinny toasts with red onion marmalade.
• Mini duck pancakes with hoisin sauce.
• Thai beef salad cups.
• Crab balls with a plum dipping sauce.
• Porcini Polenta Cake with Parma Ham & Apple Chutney.
• Yakitori Chicken & Spring Onion Skewers with Lime Dipping sauce.
• Chervil Crusted Tuna with Lemon Marinated Fennel & Saffron Crème fraîche.
• Teriyaki Tiger Prawns with Chive & Lime Aioli.
• Slow Roast Cherry Vine Tomatoes with Goat’s Cheese on Rosemary Shortbread.
• An arrangement of crevettes with three delicious Dips.
• Ginger Chilli & Garlic Prawns.
• Goats cheese tart with Walnut & Roast Garlic Salsa.
• Fillet of Lamb marinated in Shallots & Honey, roasted pink & served on branches of Rosemary.
• Tartare of Salmon with Soured Cream, Shallots & Capers on Toasted Brioche.
• Pickled walnuts with cured ham stuffed with blue cheese.

PICNIC HAMPERS

I can create all sorts of Picnic Hampers tailored to your needs. Below are some examples. Contact me for more details.

• Marinated Olives.
• Homemade Focaccia.
• Mixed Cold Cuts of choice.
• Salad Niçoise with fresh tuna.
• Green Bean & Pesto Salad.
• Mixed Bean salad.
• Oven Roasted potato with preserved lemon, olives and mixed herbs.
• Cheesecake served of your choice served with fresh fruits and berries.
• Selection of 3 tapas of your choice.
• Homemade Gazpacho.
• Greek Salad.
• Lemon Courgette Salad.
• Pitta.
• Parma Ham.
• Mini Pizettes.
• Buffalo Mozarella with Tomato and Pesto Salad.
• Selection of Antipasti.
• Parmesan and Rocket Salad.
• Pasta Salad with Tomato, Olive and Mixed Herbs.
• Smoked Salmon with a horseradish creme fraiche.
• Sliced Griddled Fillet of beef with a watercress and mustard dressing.
• Grilled Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Dressing.
• Watercress and Orange Salad.
• Selection of local cheeses with crackers and chutneys.
• Mini Pavlova’s with Berries and Cream or Gooey Chocolate Brownies.
• Pad Thai Noodle Salad.
• Nasi Goreng style rice salad.
• Spring rolls with a sweet chilli dipping sauce.
• Asian grapefruit salad.
• Satay.
• Carrot & Cucumber Sticks.
• Sausage Rolls with tomato ketchup.
• Glazed Chicken Skewers with a peanut dipping sauce.
• Chocolate whoopie pies.
• Fresh Fruit Skewers with a raspberry yoghurt dip.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please note that while these constitute our standard terms and conditions we reserve the right to vary these at any time, or to impose additional/alternative terms to individual orders. Any special terms will be discussed and agreed with clients as early as possible and confirmed in writing prior to any event.


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