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.

Autumn / Winter

Canapes or Amusee

Smoked Salmon Mousse, avocado, Beetroot ketchup, Pea shoots

Celeriac Soup, Herbed cream quenelle, Bread roll

Lakeland Herdwick Lamb, Tractor Shed Mowdy Ale reduction,

Root vegetable Mash  Roast Celeriac.

Cartmel Valley Pigeon Breast, Puy Lentil Risotto, forest mushrooms

Chocolate Amaretti cake, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Mendiant, Raspberry coulis

Autumn Pudding Rosehip syrup Nettle Sorbet

Spring / Summer

Canapes or Amusee

Whitehaven landed Crab, Avocado, Bloody Mary Sorbet

Stilton and Spring onion pate, Melba Toast

Pea & Mint soup served hot or chilled Bread

Halibut Solway Brown shrimps, Seasoned butter, Samphire, Orzo Risotto

Middle Eastern spiced Lamb Cutlets, Cumin buttered Carrots, Roast vegetable couscous

Cardamom and Saffron Poached pear, Creme Fraiche

Gin & Tonic Cheesecake

Vegetarian Menu

Chargrilled Asparagus, Toasted Hazelnuts, Lemon butter, Feta Crumble

Bruschetta, Slow roast Tomatoes, Basil, Basil oil dressed Rocket

Roasted Spiced Butternut squash, Freekeh salad with Tahini dressing

Baby caramelised onion and cauliflower tartlet, Camargue Red Rice salad

Summer Pudding, Elderflower Sorbet

Creme Brulee with Grand Marnier Orange Shortbread

Sandwich Buffet

£5.95 per head

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 ( £.50 extra)
Sausage rolls /Vegetarian sausage rolls
Crisps

add Fruit or traybakes £1.00 extra per head

Platter Selection

Platter 1 – Charcuterie: £7.95 per head

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

Platter 2 – Cold Meats: £6.95 per head

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

£3.50 per head

Fresh Fruit Pavlova, Blackcurrant Delice, Black Forrest Gateau, Lemon Mess

Afternoon Tea

£12.95 per head – Choose 3 Fillings

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 £14.95

Afternoon Tea

£12.95 per head – Choose 3 fillings

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

Dinner

Autumn / Winter

Canapes or Amusee

Smoked Salmon Mousse, avocado, Beetroot ketchup, Pea shoots

Celeriac Soup, Herbed cream quenelle, Bread roll

Lakeland Herdwick Lamb, Tractor Shed Mowdy Ale reduction,

Root vegetable Mash  Roast Celeriac.

Cartmel Valley Pigeon Breast, Puy Lentil Risotto, forest mushrooms

Chocolate Amaretti cake, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Mendiant, Raspberry coulis

Autumn Pudding Rosehip syrup Nettle Sorbet

Spring / Summer

Canapes or Amusee

Whitehaven landed Crab, Avocado, Bloody Mary Sorbet

Stilton and Spring onion pate, Melba Toast

Pea & Mint soup served hot or chilled Bread

Halibut Solway Brown shrimps, Seasoned butter, Samphire, Orzo Risotto

Middle Eastern spiced Lamb Cutlets, Cumin buttered Carrots, Roast vegetable couscous

Cardamom and Saffron Poached pear, Creme Fraiche

Gin & Tonic Cheesecake

Vegetarian Menu

Chargrilled Asparagus, Toasted Hazelnuts, Lemon butter, Feta Crumble

Bruschetta, Slow roast Tomatoes, Basil, Basil oil dressed Rocket

Roasted Spiced Butternut squash, Freekeh salad with Tahini dressing

Baby caramelised onion and cauliflower tartlet, Camargue Red Rice salad

Summer Pudding, Elderflower Sorbet

Creme Brulee with Grand Marnier Orange Shortbread

Outside Catering

Sandwich Buffet

£5.95 per head

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 ( £.50 extra)
Sausage rolls /Vegetarian sausage rolls
Crisps

add Fruit or traybakes £1.00 extra per head

Platter Selection

Platter 1 – Charcuterie: £7.95 per head

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

Platter 2 – Cold Meats: £6.95 per head

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

£3.50 per head

Fresh Fruit Pavlova, Blackcurrant Delice, Black Forrest Gateau, Lemon Mess

Afternoon Tea

£12.95 per head – Choose 3 Fillings

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 £14.95

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

£12.95 per head – Choose 3 fillings

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