The Seasoned Chef

 

Sample Menus

Working closely with you, we can create your perfect menu to match the tastes and dietry requirements of your guests. Shown below are some of the dishes created for previous events.

Five Course Dinner Party with Canapes

 

 Bloody Mary cherry tomatoes with celery stalk canape

 Prawn and Chorizo skewers canape

 Smoked haddock with quails eggs canape

 

 White onion velouté

 

 

 Blue cheese, walnut and pear salad

 

 

 Plaice with red wine

 

 

 Venison with Chocolate sauce, confit potato, spinach

 and braised red cabbage with apples and glazed  

 carrots

 

 

 Pistachio soufflé with dark chocolate sorbet surprise

Summer Buffet and BBQ

 

 Coffee cups of Gazpacho with chicory leaves  

 holding small diced tomato, pepper and croutons

 

 Loin of tuna coated with wasabi and black pepper –  

 seared over a charcoal grill served in sashimi style

 slices

 

 Butterfly leg of lamb rubbed with olive oil, garlic and

 rosemary – cooked over a charcoal grill and served as  

 thick slices

 

 Minted new potato salad

 Tomato and onion salad

 New Orleans buttermilk coleslaw

 Spicy prawn and rice noodle salad

 

 Chicken and ham terrine with herbs served with

 gooseberry chutney

 

 Individual sweet tarts filled with crème pâtissière,

 raspberries and strawberries with an apricot glaze

 

 Peaches poached in champagne  with Chantilly cream

Suggestions for Canapes

 

 Sweet

 

 Small lemon tarts with raspberries

 Sweet pastry boats with crème pâtissière and  

 raspberry, strawberry and redcurrant topping

 Mini New York cheesecakes

 Sauterne jelly cubes with blackberries

 Mini doughnuts with Jam

 

 Savoury

 

 Bloody Mary cherry tomatoes with celery stalks

 Caramel glazed cherry tomatoes with toasted sesame

 seeds

 Cream cheese and smoked salmon roulade

 Smoked salmon Pâté on blinis with dill

 Prawn and Chorizo skewers with gremolata

 Stilton and Chutney rarebit bites

 Cheese straws with Parma ham and parmesan

 Smoked haddock scotch quails eggs

 Thai chicken skewers with a satay dip

 Mini lamb and feta burgers with mint yoghurt dip

 Duck and beetroot toasts

 Gazpacho shots with chicory leaves filled with diced

 peppers and croutons

Suggestions for Starters

 

 Fish

 

 Seared Tuna and Guacamole with soy dressing

 Smoked salmon parcels filled with salmon  

 mousseline

 Plaice with red wine, leek and bacon

 Scallops with black pudding and pea puree

 

 Meat

 

 Thai Beef salad

 Chicken liver Pâté and melba toast

 Carpaccio of beef

 Lamb koftas with mint dressing

 

 Soups

 

 Spicy smoked haddock soup

 Bubble and squeak soup

 Gazpacho with chicory leaves filled with diced

 peppers and croutons

 

 Vegetarian

 

 Twice baked goats cheese soufflés

 Blue cheese, walnut and Pear salad

 Vegetable samosas

 Mixed vegetable tempura with aioli

Suggestions for Main Courses

 

 Beef

 

 Beef casserole with thyme and anchovies

 Beef Wellington      Beef Stroganoff

 

 Chicken and Game

 

 Stuffed breast of chicken with spinach and pine nuts

 and mustard cream sauce

 Roast poussin with mushroom and pine nut stuffing

 Chicken Milanese with spicy tomato sauce

 Venison loin with dark chocolate sauce

 

 Fish

 

 Roasted Cod loin with Risotto Nero and saffron sauce

 Sea bass baked in salt            Monkfish vindaloo

 

 Lamb and Pork

 

 Lamb cutlets and sorrel sauce          Lamb Tagine

 Pork Medallions in a cider and cream sauce

 Roast loin of pork with a sage and apricot stuffing

 

 Vegetarian

 

 Barley Risotto with marinated feta

 Creamy mushroom pancakes & roast thyme tomatoes

 Spinach and Ricotta lasagne

 Stuffed roast peppers with tomato and anchovy

 Red onion tarte tartin

 

Suggestions for Desserts

 

 Sweet

 

 Lemon tart, basil sorbet and butter scotch sauce

 Soft chocolate cake with crème fraîche

 Chocolate roulade with raspberry sauce

 Individual strawberry fraisier gateau

 Lemon Posset with Florentine biscuits

 Pistachio soufflé with chocolate sorbet surprise

 Cranachan cheesecake and mixed berry compote

 Eton Mess

 Summer pudding

 French apple tart

 Rhubarb crumble with crème anglaise

 Crêpes suzette

 

 

 Savouries

 

 Welsh rarebit

 Devils on horseback

 Savoury oysters

 Fig and blue cheese savouries

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