Casual Dining Menu

If you are having a less formal event, and want to pay a little less for the same quality of food, then take a look at my Casual Dining below. Some dishes are fully plated, and others served communally at the table. Starters and desserts are usually served individually whatever your numbers.

Put together your own casual dining menu, with a little help from me if you wish. Any of the dishes can be amended to suit your requirements, and you can add options from my vegetarian menu if you wish. Please note that the starting price of £29 per person for 3 courses assumes everyone is eating the same meal (with the exception of any allergies and dietary reqiurements). I can provide up to 2 choices for 2 courses at extra cost providing the kitchen facilities are suitable.

Where not specified, dishes are served with an appropriate selection of bread, potatoes, vegetables, salads, cream, ice-cream etc. (but not all at once!), or according to your preference.

Take a look at my Prices page for an indication of any mileage charges, and (if waiting staff are required) to choose a level of service, choose your dishes, and I will then give you an all-inclusive quote.

Starters

Cajun Prawn Skewers
King Prawns marinated in herbs and spices, griddled,
doused in herb butter, mopped up with fresh bread

Salmon Fishcakes (NF)
served with Fennel and Apple Salad and Lime Dressing

 Thai Platter (GF)
Thai Fishcakes, Sticky Ribs, Thai Prawn Crackers
with Pickled Cucumber Salad and sweet chilli sauce
for a minimum of 6

Tapas Platter
Chicken and Ham Croquettes, Pinchitos Morunos (spiced pork kebabs),
Empanadillas (mini pasties) or other 3 dishes from my tapas menu
for a minimum of 6

Italian Platter
Home-made Foccacia, Balsamic & Olive Oil, Olives, Cured Meats, Cheese,
Roasted and Marinated Mediterranean Vegetables (V version also)
for a minimum of 6

Mexican platter
Corn Cakes, Guacamole, Chorizo and Goats Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers, 
Buffalo Chicken Wings, Yucatecan Pickled Red Onions, 
Crusty Bread (V version also)
for a minimum of 8

 Seasonal soups on request

There are lots more options on my Vegetarian Menu
or mix and match from my Dinner Party Menu at additional cost


Fishcakes - Salmon

Salmon Fishcakes,
Fennel and Apple Salad,
Lime Dressing

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Home-made Foccacia

 

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 Cajun Prawn Skewers

Main Courses

All served with appropriate seasonal side dishes unless otherwise stated

  Slow Braised Lamb Shank (GF, NF)
cooked in a rich and lightly spiced tomato and vegetable sauce
until falling off the bone, served with garlic mash
[with or without anchovies]
[served on or off the bone]

Moroccan Lamb Tagine (GF)
tender lamb marinated overnight in a rich mixture of
North African spices, then slow cooked with dried fruits
served with roasted vegetable cous cous

Beef Bourguignonne
classic French dish of slow-cooked beef, red wine, herbs,
garlic, mushrooms and bacon
served with creamed potato

Beef and Horseradish Casserole (GF on request)
Warming winter casserole with a bit of a kick,
served with a Herb Cobbler

Asian Braised Beef
slow cooked with star anise, ginger, soy and oyster sauce,
served with shredded Asian salad and rice

Traditional French Cassoulet
confit duck, ham hock and Toulouse sausage
with beans, vegetables and a rich sauce 
- an all in one winter warmer

  Chicken and Butternut Squash Lasagne (NF)
  chicken layered with squash, pasta, and a marscapone and pesto sauce
served with garlic bread and salad
[or a good old traditional lasagne al forno with lean minced beef]

Chicken Saltimbocca
chicken escalope rolled with sage leaves and parma ham
served with pasta (not GF) or risotto (GF)
with marsala and marscapone sauce or roasted tomato sauce

Chicken in Tarragon Cream Sauce (GF, NF)
pieces of tender chicken breast in a cream and white wine sauce,
served with creamed potato, pasta or rice

Haddock, Cheese and Prawn Pie
topped with a fluffy potato pastry crust

Curried Cod Loin with Coconut Dhal (GF, NF)
yoghurt and mild spice marinated cod 
baked with creamy lentils, coconut milk, tomatoes, lime and crispy onions

Indian Dishes
I also cook a wide range of Indian dishes including King Prawn Biryani, Lamb Rogan Gosht,
Butter Chicken, Chicken Jalfrezi, Beef with Yoghurt and Black Pepper,
together with side dishes and accompaniments - see also my Indian Menu

 For a full selection of vegetarian options,
see my Vegetarian Menu

GF = Gluten Free
NF = Nut Free
SS = contains sesame seeds

Please refer to my advice on allergens.

 


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Chicken Saltimbocca,
Roasted Tomato Sauce

Desserts

Please choose from my Dessert Menu