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.

Spring and Summer

Canapes or Amusee

                     Smoked Salmon  | Avocado | Beetroot Carpaccio | Beetroot ketchup | Pea shoots

Whitehaven landed Crab | Avocado | Bloody Mary Sorbet

Stilton & Spring Onion Pate | Melba Toast

Pea & Mint Soup chilled or hot

Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad | Anchovies | Parmesan | Croutons

Asparagus | Toasted Hazelnut | Lemon Butter | Feta crumble (v)

Bruschetta | Slow Roast Tomato | Basil | Pesto dressed Salad

Lakeland Herdwick Lamb | Tractor Shed Mowdy Ale reduction | Basil Pomme Puree | Carrot |Green Beans

Middle Eastern Spiced Lamb Cutlets | Cumin buttered Carrot| Pistachio & Currant Couscous

Hake | Roast Curried Cauliflower | Cauliflower & Coconut puree | Lime Emulsion

Halibut | Solway Brown Shrimps in butter | Orzo Risotto | Samphire

Roast Spiced Butternut | Freekeh Salad | Tahini dressing

Celeriac | Cannelini Bean puree | Wild Garlic Pesto

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

Saffron & Cardamon Poached Pear | Creme Fraiche

Summer Pudding with Cassis | Elderflower Sorbet

Bedrock Gin & Tonic Cheesecake

Amaretto Creme Brulee | Almond Shortbread

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

Dinner

Spring and Summer

Canapes or Amusee

                     Smoked Salmon  | Avocado | Beetroot Carpaccio | Beetroot ketchup | Pea shoots

Whitehaven landed Crab | Avocado | Bloody Mary Sorbet

Stilton & Spring Onion Pate | Melba Toast

Pea & Mint Soup chilled or hot

Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad | Anchovies | Parmesan | Croutons

Asparagus | Toasted Hazelnut | Lemon Butter | Feta crumble (v)

Bruschetta | Slow Roast Tomato | Basil | Pesto dressed Salad

Lakeland Herdwick Lamb | Tractor Shed Mowdy Ale reduction | Basil Pomme Puree | Carrot |Green Beans

Middle Eastern Spiced Lamb Cutlets | Cumin buttered Carrot| Pistachio & Currant Couscous

Hake | Roast Curried Cauliflower | Cauliflower & Coconut puree | Lime Emulsion

Halibut | Solway Brown Shrimps in butter | Orzo Risotto | Samphire

Roast Spiced Butternut | Freekeh Salad | Tahini dressing

Celeriac | Cannelini Bean puree | Wild Garlic Pesto

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

Saffron & Cardamon Poached Pear | Creme Fraiche

Summer Pudding with Cassis | Elderflower Sorbet

Bedrock Gin & Tonic Cheesecake

Amaretto Creme Brulee | Almond Shortbread

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

Some simple dishes delivered to your holiday propertyor 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 and CAKES

Fruit Crumble

Fresh Fruit Salad

Lemon Meringue pie

Iced Ginger Cake

Lemon,Poppyseed and Blueberry ring

Chocolate Brownies

Strawberry Cheesecake