Home Cooked Food

Menu Ideas

All of these menus are adaptable to any dietary requirement.  You can mix and match the menu ideas, and I am always happy to listen and discuss any other preferences or ideas you may have….

menu ideas for lunch

From £45 per person

Fully served lunch or dinner

Menu 1: £45 per person

Watercress soup with Pernod

Coq au Vin rouge with mashed potatoes and French beans

Hungarian chocolate pancake dessert

 

Menu 2: £45 per person

Rocquefort soufflés

Racks of lamb with Dauphinoise potatoes, tomato and onion pie

and asparagus with truffle oil

Little pots of passionfruit ice cream, mango mousse and pineapple seeped in Cointreau

 

Menu 3: £45 per person

Tomato risotto with parsley & sage pesto and garnished with feta rolled in coriander seeds

King prawns cooked in ginger and garlic with broccolini, wok-seared peppers and sesame-flavoured noodles

Chocolate and cardamon soup

 

Menu 4: £50 per person

Individual Stilton and walnut tarts

Roasted cod with chana dhal and asparagus

Lemon mousse and passionfruit roulade

 

Menu 5: £55 per person

Assiette of hand-picked crab, smoked trout, prawns and celeriac remoulade

Fillet of beef with cepes, Dauphinoise potatoes and petits pois

Nectarines and passion fruit with Kulfi ice cream garnished with spun sugar and edible silver

Prawns
beef dish
fruit-dish

£55 per person

Buffet lunch or dinner

Please select three main course dishes from the suggestions below.

Cold Main Courses

Whole baked salmon with a tahini and yoghurt dressing garnished with herbs, walnuts and chilli

Coronation chicken

Vitello tonnato

Ottolenghi-style chicken with cardamom rice

Hot main courses

Tagine of knuckle of veal with tomatoes and chickpeas

Southern Indian prawn curry (spicy or not spicy)

Vegetarian lasagne

Chicken Parmigiana

Meatloaf with barbeque sauce

Truffle risotto (one of my signature dishes)

A very nutty nut roast with onion gravy

Chinese beef casserole

Veal meatballs with lemon in a tomato sauce

 

Select three salads from the list below

A good, old fashioned tabbouleh salad with pomegranate

Large platter of asparagus with truffle oil

A large mixed salad topped with guacamole, goat’s cheese and small tomatoes

Orzo pasta salad with roasted red peppers (can be served hot or cold)

Tomato curry with black sesame seeds (can be served hot or cold)

Avocado with miso dressing

 

Select one potato dish from the list below

Layered potato and parmesan bake (served hot)

Creamy mashed potato with bacon and cheese (served hot)

Potato salad with peas and Persian spices

Baby new potatoes with butter and chives

 

Select one of the bread options below

Traditional garlic and herb hot French stick

A selection of bread with unsalted butter

Warm pull-apart bread with mozzarella and parmesan

 

Select three desserts from the list below

Mango mousse

Hazlenut and chocolate layered meringue cake

An exotic fruit salad with crushed cardamom and meringues

Almond cake with caramelized pears

A selection of 4 cheeses and biscuits

buffet lunch
canapes
special dessert

£50 per person (based on an average of 20 pieces per person)

Ideas for cocktail parties

Cold

Marinated king prawns with a southern Indian spicy dipping sauce

Filo pastry baskets with truffled egg filling

Feta marinated in spices

Parma ham wrapped around aged Gouda cheese

Japanese sushi rolls with any combination of vegetarian options and/or smoked salmon, tuna, prawn or crab filling

Puff pastry bases topped with pesto, tomato, goat’s cheese and basil

Crab croustades with Thai mayonnaise

 

Hot

Roasted aubergine croquettes with tarragon aioli

Tandoori chicken

Vegetable tempura with cardamom dipping sauce

Mini Chinese duck pancakes

Prawn tempura

 

Additional ideas for small bowls

Select, if you wish, 2 from the list below.  There is a £5 per person supplement for these items

Salmon on a bed of finely chopped new potatoes with watercress and chive sauce

Coronation chicken with finely chopped sugar snap peas

Lamb tagine on a bed of couscous

Beef curry on a bed of basmati rice with minted yoghurt

Roasted vegetables with noodles

 

There is a supplementary charge for the use of the marquee, or if you want to use confetti, glitter, party poppers etc in my garden.  We have a supply of shawls for ladies who may need one.  Curfew time in my garden is 11pm Sundays to Thursdays, and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.