Menus

Below are some example menus I create for private dining, family parties, and for buffets at outside catering events using the very best ingredients.

Dinner

Smoked Salmon  Avocado Beetroot Carpaccio Beetroot ketchup

Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup (v, vg)

Butternut Squash, Carrot and Cumin (v, vg)

Cumberland sausage & Black pudding skewer, Apple, plum & date Chutney

Bruschetta Slow roast tomato, basil Pine nuts(v)

Chicken Liver Pate with port, Brandy and Sherry Crusty bread

Grilled Thornby Moor Goats Cheese, spiced pear, Balsamic, salad leaves(v)

Pan fried Cajun spiced Chicken Livers, Griddled bread croute,Chilli Jam, salad garni

Chicken Fillet Porcini mushrooms Tarragon cream

Medallion of Pork Tenderloin

Marsala sauce, woodland mushroom Apple & Pork stuffing

Lakeland Herdwick Lamb

Tractor Shed Mowdy Ale reduction Basil Pomme Puree Carrot Green Beans

Middle Eastern Spiced Lamb Cutlets

Cumin buttered Carrot puree Pistachio & Currant Couscous

Hake  curried Parmesan Crust

Roast Curried Cauliflower Cauliflower puree, onion petals

Sea Bass

orzo risotto with Solway brown shrimps

Spiced Squash Butterbean Sweet potato & Chilli (v)Garlic croute

Chocolate & Orange Amaretti dessert Blood Orange Sorbet

Zucchotta

Chocolate sponge,whipped cream, Black Cherries, Brandy, Hazelnut, Dark chocolate chips,

Ginger & Cardamon Creme Brulee Shortbread biscuit

Sticky Toffee Pudding Butterscotch sauce, Ice cream

Treacle Tart with Apples and dates, Whipped cream

White Chocolate Cheesecake on a Walnut& Pecan Ginger base, fruit coulis

Sandwich Buffet

Sandwich selection served in a selection of breads/rolls etc; salad garnish

Roast ham with handmade fruity chutney
Poached chicken with Mango chutney
Cheese with Onion chutney (v)
Hummous and spinach (v)
Egg mayonnaise with Watercress
Smoked salmon and cream cheese
Sausage rolls /Vegetarian sausage rolls
Crisps

Platter Selection

Platter 1 – Charcuterie

Cumbrian Salami / Air dried Ham / Smoked chicken / Chorizo /  liver pate
fruity chutney / figs / cornichons / balsamic onions
Pitta breads / crusty bread herbed butter salads

Honey Roast Ham
Roast Beef
Roast Chicken
Mini Shepherds pies / Cheese & onion stuffed jacket potatoes
Pickles Chutney salads Bread selection

Hot & Cold Buffet table

Items costed individually, select your dishes required, min order applies to some dishes

Poached Side of Salmon, Prawns, Mussels, Cockles Crabmeat
Coronation Chicken
Sliced Roast Gammon ham
Beef or Vegetable Lasagne
Chilli con Carne or Vegetable Chilli
Sticky pork ribs
Chicken curry
Hot Puff pastry sausage rolls or Vegetarian rolls
Jacket potatoes stuffed with Curried Lamb
Tabbouleh salad Mediterranean salad Courgette, Lemon & Feta Salad
Crudites and dips Buttered New potatoes ( served hot)
Tomato & red onion Salad Cucumber & Mint Salad
Bread selection

Desserts

Fresh Fruit Pavlova
Summer Berry Delice
Black Forest Gateau
Lemon Mess
Fresh fruit salad

Afternoon Tea

Smoked Salmon, Dill Creme Fraiche on Oatcake
Mini rolls with Roast beef and Horseradish
Fine finger sandwich of Roast Ham with wholegrain mustard
Egg Mayonnaise with Watercress

Buttermilk Scones with Homemade jam, cream

Choose 3 sweet options i.e:
Panna Cotta with fruit, Chocolate Brownie, Coconut Slice

OR for larger groups:

add 2 extra sandwich choices + sausage roll and add fruit cake to sweet options

Afternoon Tea

Smoked Salmon, Dill Creme Fraiche on Oatcake
Mini rolls with Roast beef and Horseradish
Fine finger sandwich of Roast Ham with wholegrain mustard
Egg Mayonnaise with Watercress

Buttermilk Scones with Homemade jam, cream

Lemon Posset | Chocolate, Cherry & Hazelnut Brownie | Raspberry Friand

Simple Suppers

Some simple dishes delivered to your holiday property or home, ready for you to re-heat on your arrival night or when you get home from work

Luxury Fish Pie

white fish,salmon, Tiger prawns, Harboiled egg, capers, spinach in a cream sauce, topped with creamed mashed potato

Lasagne

Beef & pork ragu layered in Lasagne sheets with a richcream sauce, topped with cheese

Cumberland Stew

Slowly stewed diced beef with thyme, onions, carrots, swede and potatoes cooked in stock and reduced. A lovely winter dish.

Chicken / Vegetable Tagine with Couscous

Chicken with carrot, onion, chickpeas in a mildy spiced stock with cumin, coriander, chilli, ginger.  Vegetarian option has Courgette added.

Mezze Platter

Hummous, Olives, Artichokes, Sweet balsamic onions, Slow Roast Tomatoes, Cannelini bean puree with Wild Garlic Pesto, bread selection

Desserts & Cakes

Fruit Crumble
Fresh Fruit Salad
Lemon Meringue pie
Iced Ginger Cake
Lemon, Poppyseed and Blueberry ring
Chocolate Brownies
Strawberry Cheesecake

Dinner

Dinner

Smoked Salmon  Avocado Beetroot Carpaccio Beetroot ketchup

Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup (v, vg)

Butternut Squash, Carrot and Cumin (v, vg)

Cumberland sausage & Black pudding skewer, Apple, plum & date Chutney

Bruschetta Slow roast tomato, basil Pine nuts(v)

Chicken Liver Pate with port, Brandy and Sherry Crusty bread

Grilled Thornby Moor Goats Cheese, spiced pear, Balsamic, salad leaves(v)

Pan fried Cajun spiced Chicken Livers, Griddled bread croute,Chilli Jam, salad garni

Chicken Fillet Porcini mushrooms Tarragon cream

Medallion of Pork Tenderloin

Marsala sauce, woodland mushroom Apple & Pork stuffing

Lakeland Herdwick Lamb

Tractor Shed Mowdy Ale reduction Basil Pomme Puree Carrot Green Beans

Middle Eastern Spiced Lamb Cutlets

Cumin buttered Carrot puree Pistachio & Currant Couscous

Hake  curried Parmesan Crust

Roast Curried Cauliflower Cauliflower puree, onion petals

Sea Bass

orzo risotto with Solway brown shrimps

Spiced Squash Butterbean Sweet potato & Chilli (v)Garlic croute

Chocolate & Orange Amaretti dessert Blood Orange Sorbet

Zucchotta

Chocolate sponge,whipped cream, Black Cherries, Brandy, Hazelnut, Dark chocolate chips,

Ginger & Cardamon Creme Brulee Shortbread biscuit

Sticky Toffee Pudding Butterscotch sauce, Ice cream

Treacle Tart with Apples and dates, Whipped cream

White Chocolate Cheesecake on a Walnut& Pecan Ginger base, fruit coulis

Outside Catering

Sandwich Buffet

Sandwich selection served in a selection of breads/rolls etc; salad garnish

Roast ham with handmade fruity chutney
Poached chicken with Mango chutney
Cheese with Onion chutney (v)
Hummous and spinach (v)
Egg mayonnaise with Watercress
Smoked salmon and cream cheese
Sausage rolls /Vegetarian sausage rolls
Crisps

Platter Selection

Platter 1 – Charcuterie

Cumbrian Salami / Air dried Ham / Smoked chicken / Chorizo /  liver pate
fruity chutney / figs / cornichons / balsamic onions
Pitta breads / crusty bread herbed butter salads

Honey Roast Ham
Roast Beef
Roast Chicken
Mini Shepherds pies / Cheese & onion stuffed jacket potatoes
Pickles Chutney salads Bread selection

Hot & Cold Buffet table

Items costed individually, select your dishes required, min order applies to some dishes

Poached Side of Salmon, Prawns, Mussels, Cockles Crabmeat
Coronation Chicken
Sliced Roast Gammon ham
Beef or Vegetable Lasagne
Chilli con Carne or Vegetable Chilli
Sticky pork ribs
Chicken curry
Hot Puff pastry sausage rolls or Vegetarian rolls
Jacket potatoes stuffed with Curried Lamb
Tabbouleh salad Mediterranean salad Courgette, Lemon & Feta Salad
Crudites and dips Buttered New potatoes ( served hot)
Tomato & red onion Salad Cucumber & Mint Salad
Bread selection

Desserts

Fresh Fruit Pavlova
Summer Berry Delice
Black Forest Gateau
Lemon Mess
Fresh fruit salad

Afternoon Tea

Smoked Salmon, Dill Creme Fraiche on Oatcake
Mini rolls with Roast beef and Horseradish
Fine finger sandwich of Roast Ham with wholegrain mustard
Egg Mayonnaise with Watercress

Buttermilk Scones with Homemade jam, cream

Choose 3 sweet options i.e:
Panna Cotta with fruit, Chocolate Brownie, Coconut Slice

OR for larger groups:

add 2 extra sandwich choices + sausage roll and add fruit cake to sweet options

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Smoked Salmon, Dill Creme Fraiche on Oatcake
Mini rolls with Roast beef and Horseradish
Fine finger sandwich of Roast Ham with wholegrain mustard
Egg Mayonnaise with Watercress

Buttermilk Scones with Homemade jam, cream

Lemon Posset | Chocolate, Cherry & Hazelnut Brownie | Raspberry Friand

Simple Suppers

Simple Suppers

Some simple dishes delivered to your holiday property or home, ready for you to re-heat on your arrival night or when you get home from work

Luxury Fish Pie

white fish,salmon, Tiger prawns, Harboiled egg, capers, spinach in a cream sauce, topped with creamed mashed potato

Lasagne

Beef & pork ragu layered in Lasagne sheets with a richcream sauce, topped with cheese

Cumberland Stew

Slowly stewed diced beef with thyme, onions, carrots, swede and potatoes cooked in stock and reduced. A lovely winter dish.

Chicken / Vegetable Tagine with Couscous

Chicken with carrot, onion, chickpeas in a mildy spiced stock with cumin, coriander, chilli, ginger.  Vegetarian option has Courgette added.

Mezze Platter

Hummous, Olives, Artichokes, Sweet balsamic onions, Slow Roast Tomatoes, Cannelini bean puree with Wild Garlic Pesto, bread selection

Desserts & Cakes

Fruit Crumble
Fresh Fruit Salad
Lemon Meringue pie
Iced Ginger Cake
Lemon, Poppyseed and Blueberry ring
Chocolate Brownies
Strawberry Cheesecake