All menus are bespoke but as an indication of the type of food I cook for parties here are a couple of sample menus.
Whipped Smoked Salmon Mousse on
Beetroot Syrup Pikelets with
Basil Labneh on
Seedy Crackers with
Spiced Sweet Pickled Peach
Wine Matches: These canapés will go well with any sparkling wine of your choice, but a current favourite of mine is the local Ridgeview Bloomsbury NV Brut. Local and traditionally made using the champagne method, it is truly delicious.
This is my current summer menu for a sit down 3/4 course meal, cooked at your home for your guests. Prices start at around £60/head depending on party size.
Ham Hock, Pistachio & Sour Cherry Terrine
Warm Black Treacle Rye Rolls
Rainbow Vegetable Terrine
Wine Matches: Chardonnay is a great match here, or you could go with a Reisling or a White Zinfandel. You could go ‘off piste’ here and choose a cider instead of wine. If you do choose a cider, go with an off-dry one with almost no fizz.
Roasted Crispy Duck
Apple & Fennel
Almond & Ale Cream
Pescatarian option – Roasted Cod
Wine Matches: My favourite with this dish is a Pinot Noir, try a fruity one from Chile. Alternatively a Beaujolais would work well here too.
Miso Treacle Tart
Wine Matches: A classic Tokaji or a Muskat from Beaumes De Venice would be perfect with the treacle.
Drop Off Summer Brunch Canapé Menu
Spiced Bloody/Virgin Mary Shot
This is a homemade, spiced Bloody Mary recipe (served with or without vodka) in tall shot glasses, with a crostini ‘cup’ filled with dressed avocado. (Vegetarian)
Beetroot Pikelet, Whipped Smoked Salmon Mousse, Dill Crumb
Homemade beetroot infused pikelets topped with a light-as-air whipped smoked salmon mousse and a crunchy dill crumb topping. (Pesc.)
Waffle Bites, Whipped Maple Butter, Coconut Bacon
This is vegetarian alternative to the classic American combination of maple syrup and bacon. These waffles bites can be served warm or room temp. The ‘coconut bacon’ is wonderful with just the right umami and smoke flavours to take care of any vegetarian’s bacon cravings. (Vegetarian)
Purple Power Breakfast Smoothie, Granola Breakfast Biscuit
Served in individual mini milk bottles together with striped paper straws, this delicious deep purple berry smoothie, made with almond milk, almond butter and berries, is served alongside a deliciously oaty granola biscuit. (Vegan)
Black Pudding Sausage Rolls, Spiced Apple Ketchup
These are delicious hot or cold and perfect with a seasonal spiced apple ketchup
French Toast Bites, Greek Yogurt, Peach, Balsamic Syrup
Light as air brioche French toast topped with thick and creamy Greek yogurt, a slice of peach & a drizzle of balsamic syrup. (Vegetarian)
Drop Off Summer Canapés Sample Menu £12/head
Tea Smoked Mackerel, Pickled Beetroot & Horseradish Cream Crostini Cups
Individual pastry cups filled with horseradish cream, lightly tea smoked mackerel and topped with home-pickled beetroot.
Whipped Labneh Shots, Coriander Oil, Hazelnut Grissini
Shot glasses filled with a homemade whipped Labneh cheese drizzled with a brightly coloured, fresh coriander oil, served with a crunchy homemade hazelnut encrusted grissini stick to dip
Pecorino & Black Sesame Shortbreads, Basil Mascarpone, Caramelised Onions
Delicious little Pecorino shortbread rounds topped with basil infused mascarpone cheese and deeply sweet caramelised onions
Almond Cake, Raspberry Cream, Candied Orange
Individual Almond Cakes topped with a raspberry icing and a candied orange shard.
Lemon Meringue Profiteroles
Delicious choux buns filled with a punchy homemade lemon curd and topped with toasted Italian meringue.
Summer 4 Course Sample Dining Menu £48/head (price includes service, staff and clean-up at your chosen venue)
Beetroot Cured Salmon with Beetroot Paté,
Rye Bread & Whipped Lemon and Dill Butter
Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Black Pudding
Honey Poached Rhubarb
Summer Pea Purée
Vanilla and Black pepper Ice cream
White Chocolate and Strawberry Ganache
Overflowing sharing platters filled with: A Selection of Homemade Crackers,
3 Cheeses (1 soft & stinky, 1x soft & blue 1x flavoursome & hard)
Honey Drizzled Fresh Figs
Selection of Homemade Pickles – Pickled Radish Cornichon, Pickled Peaches
Homemade Apple and Date Chutney
Garnished with Fresh Edible Flowers & Leaves