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Giving You A Professional Service

Below is a list of some of the delicious food we are able to tempt you with. Our aim is to cater to your individual needs and to plan a wedding reception, buffet party, special dinner, drinks party, whatever the occasion may be to suit your requirements.

I have studied the cuisine of many countries including Spanish, French, Italian, Thai and Indian and have been dealing with and handling different aspects of food for many years. If there are any dishes that you have tried in the past but they are not listed please do not hesitate to speak to me about them.  We are always happy to try any new ideas.

For peace of mind for all our customers we are fully registered and licensed caterers with Health and Hygiene Certification and Public Liability Insurance. We are also able to help with the hire of marquees, crockery, cutlery, glasses and all catering equipment.

Waiting staff can be arranged at very competitive rates for a minimum of 4 hours a night per person.

We look forward to catering for your party and helping you in the planning of your menu – Claire Swinburn

 

CANAPES

CROSTINI WITH AVOCADO CREAM
CROSTINI WITH ONION, MARMALADE AND DOLCELATTE
WITH CAMEMBERT, PANCETTA, CRANBERRY AND PARSLEY
CROSTINI WITH ROASTED PEPPER AND ANCHOVY
CROSTINI WITH MOZZARELLA AND TOMATO
CROSTINI WITH PATE AND ONION MARMALADE OR APPLE CHUTNEY
CROSTINI WITH CARAMELISED ONIONS, RED PEPPER AND ANCHOVY
CROSTINI WITH GORGONZOLA AND POACHED PEAR

 

PIZZETTES WITH TOMATO CHEESE AND BASIL
PIZZETTES WITH TOMATO, CHEESE AND PEPPERONI
CROUSTARDS WITH PESTO, A HALF QUAIL`S EGG, MAYONNAISE AND A BASIL LEAF
SPANAKOPITA (FILO PARCELS WITH SPINACH, FETA, PESTO AND PINENUTS)
FALAFEL WITH HARISSA DIP

 

PEA AND HALLOUMI FRITTERS WITH CHILLI DIPPING SAUCE
CHERUBS ON HORSEBACK (DRIED APRICOTS WRAPPED IN BACON WITH A MUSTARD DIP)
ANGELS ON HORSEBACK (PRUNES WRAPPED IN BACON WITH A MUSTARD DIP)
PANCETTA AND MUSTARD CROISSANTS
PARMA HAM BUNDLES (DRIED FIGS AND GOATS CHEESE WRAPPED IN PARMA HAM)

 

ROQUEFORT AND WALNUT BISCUITS
TORTILLA SQUARES
DILL SCONES WITH CREAM CHEESE AND SMOKED SALMON
BLINIS WITH SOUR CREAM AND SMOKED SALMON
RED PEPPER, GOATS CHEESE AND MINT WRAPS
SMOKED SALMON TARTLETS WITH HORSERADISH CREAM AND DILL
POTATO TORTILLA WITH SALMON SPRING ONION AND MINT SQUARES
WILD MUSHROOM AND THYME BOUCHES
WOODLAND MUSHROOM AND BLUE CHEESE TARTLETS
HAM AND GRUYERE TARTLETS
CORONATION CHICKEN TARTLETS
CEASER SALAD TARTLETS
CHEESE AND GARLIC FILLED MUSHROOMS

 

PRAWN COCKTAIL CHOUX PUFFS
EGG AND BACON CHOUX PUFFS
CHERRY TOMATOES WITH CRAB AND TARRAGON MAYONNAISE
CHERRY TOMATOES FILLED WITH AVOCADO CREAM
MINI CHORIZO AND TOMATO FRITTATAS

GINGER HOISIN DRUMMETTES
CHICKEN SATAY WITH PEANUT SAUCE
GINGERED CHICKEN CAKES WITH MANGO SALSA
MINI PAPPADUMS WITH CREAMY CHICKEN TIKKA
HOMEMADE HUMOUS WITH CRUDITES AND NACHOS
DRUNKEN PRAWNS AND SKEWERS
FILO TARTLETS WITH BANG BANG CHICKEN
CORRIANDER AND LIME CHICKEN BITES WITH SWEET CHILLI DIP

 

LAMB MEATBALLS WITH A YOGHURT AND MINT DIP
SHEPHERDS PIE TARTLETS
MIDDLE EASTERN LAMB BURGERS IN MINI PITTA POCKETS WITH ROASTED RED ONIONS AND CUCUMBER AND YOGHURT RELISH
MINI CHILLI BEEF PIES
HOT PUFF PASTRY SQUARES TOPPED WITH SPINACH, CHORIZO AND PINE NUTS
HOT PUFF PASTRY SQUARES TOPPED WITH CHOPPED PIMENTO AND PARMESAN
HOT PUFF PASTRY SQUARES TOPPED WITH TOMATO AND GOATS CHEESE
HOT PUFF PASTRY SQUARES TOPPED WITH MUSHROOMS AND MOZZARELLA

 

BREADED SCAMPI SERVED WITH A LEMON MAYONNAISE OR TARTARE SAUCE
THAI FISHCAKES OR CRAB CAKES WITH CHILLI DIPPING SAUCE
PRAWN TOASTS
FILO TARTLETS WITH CORRIANDER PRAWNS
SMOKED TROUT MOUSSE IN CUCUMBER CUPS
SKEWERS OF SALMON TERIYAKI

 

YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS WITH HORSERADISH CREAM AND ROAST BEEF
MINI TOAD IN THE HOLES
MINI CORNISH PASTIES
COCKTAIL SAUSAGES WITH A CREAMY MUSTARD DIP
COCKTAIL SAUSAGES WITH HONEY AND ROSEMARY
COCKTAIL SAUSAGES WITH HONEY AND SESAME SEEDS

 

COCKTAIL CORNCAKES WITH SPICY MANGO SALSA
TINY PARMESAN AND BLACK OLIVE SHORTBREADS WITH PARSLEY PESTO AND GOATS CHEESE
FRESH SALMON AND DILL FISH CAKES WITH CRÈME FRAICHE TARTARE

 

CRUSHED PEA AND MINT BRUSCHETTA
CRUNCHY CRAB PARCELS
SMOKED SALMON OMLETTE ROLLS

THE LOBSTER POT - 'MINI POTS'

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A MORE “SUBSTANTIAL” CANAPE, OUR “MINI POTS” ARE ALWAYS POPULAR. THESE ARE MINI DISHES OF HOT FOOD, SERVED WITH A SMALL FORK.

RICE AND THAI RED CHICKEN CURRY
MUSTARD MASH, SAUGAGE AND ONION GRAVY
RICE AND CHILLI CON CARNE
RICE PILAFF WITH ARMENIAN LAMB
FISH GOUJONS, CHIPS AND LEMON MAYO OR TARTARE SAUCE
SCAMPI, CHIPS AND TARTARE SAUCE
LEMON COUSCOUS WITH SPRING ONIONS AND TERIAKI SALMON
CREAMY MASH OR RICE WITH BOEUF BOURGIGNON
RICE AND SPANISH CHICKEN
RICE AND VEGETABLE CHILLI (V)

RICE, MASH OR COUSCOUS CAN ACCOMPANY ANY OF THE ABOVE MINI POTS, IF PREFERRED.

HOT MAIN COURSES

THAI RED CHICKEN CURRY WITH PINEAPPLE STICKY RICE
STUFFED CHICKEN WITH PESTO SERVED WITH POTATOES, BEANS, PEAS AND GARLIC
SPANISH CHICKEN
THAI GREEN CHICKEN CURRY
CHICKEN PIE
CHICKEN TAGINE WITH CHICKPEAS AND MINT
CHICKEN WITH SHERRY, ORANGE AND SAFFRON RICE
COQ AU VIN
CUMIN SCENTED CHICKEN CURRY
FRICASSE OF CHICKEN

 

BOEUF BOURGUIGNON
STEAK AND KIDNEY PIE
BEEF IN BEER WITH MUSHROOMS
BEEF LASAGNE
BEEF WELLINGTON
DAUBE OF BEEF WITH SPICED BEETROOT
BEEF CASSEROLE WITH HORSERADISH
SHEPHERDS PIE WITH A LEEK AND CHEESE TOPPING
BEEF OR VENISON STEAKS WITH SOUR CHERRY SAUCE
PROVENCAL BEEF DAUBE
BRISKET WITH POTABELLO MUSHROOMS AND DRIED CRANBERRIES
FILLET OF BEEF WITH MIXED PEPPERCORN SAUCE
FILLET OF BEEF STACKED WITH POTATO FONDANT AND SPINACH

 

ARMENIAN LAMB WITH FRUIT PILLAF
BLANQUETTE OF LAMB WITH BABY ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS
FRUIT MOROCCAN LAMB
SPICED LAMB CASSOULET
LAMB WITH ALE AND MUSHROOMS
LAMB NOISETTES WITH A REDCURRANT JUS

 

VENISON PIE WITH SHALLOTS AND MUSHROOMS WITH A TIAN OF ROOT VEGETABLES
PHEASANT ENCOCOTE JOSEPHINE (PHEASANT BRAISED WITH APPLES, PEARS AND WHITE WINE)
PHEASANT BRAISED IN MADERIA, SHALLOTS AND MUSHROOMS
COQ AU VIN OF PHEASANT

 

PORK TENDERLOIN IN A SLOE GIN SAUCE
MEDITTERANEAN PORK
PORK PAPRIKA

 

DUCK BREASTS WITH MARSALA, PLUM AND CRANBERRY SAUCE
FISH PIE
SALMON AND BROCCOLI LASAGNE
SALMON EN CROUTE

 

SALMON EN CROUTE WITH CURRANTS AND GINGER

 

LOIN OF COD WITH A HERB CRUST ON MINTED PEA PUREE WITH A LEMON BUTTER SAUCE
HALIBUT WITH CAPER BEURRE BLANC AND CRUSHED JERSEY ROYALS
SALMON WITH MUSSELS CRUSHED NEW POTATOES AND HORESERADISH CREAM
HERBED SEA BASS WITH SAFFRON POTATOES AND ROASTED TOMATOES
COD PROVENCAL
BRAISED PEAS WITH BACON LENTILS AND COD

COLD MAIN DISHES

CORONATION CHICKEN
COLD BEEF STROGANOFF
DRESSED SALMON
BAKED SUFFOLK HAM
PLATTER OF SMOKED SALMON AND LARGE PRAWNS
SALMON EN CROUTE
TARRAGON CHICKEN WITH GRAPES AND NECTARINES
TERRIAKI BEEF
PLATTER OF COLD ROAST BEEF

SAVOURY TARTS

DOLCELATTE AND SWEET ONION TART
WHITE WINE POACHED SALMON AND PRAWN TOAST
DOLCELATTE AND RED PEPPER TART (V)
ROCKET MUSHROOM AND BACON TART
GRUYERE AND SMOKED HAM TART
SMOKED SALMON TART
TUNA AND SWEETCORN TART
LEEK AND STILTON TART (V)
MEDITERRANEAN TART (V)
NEW POTATO WITH GOATS CHEESE AND BACON TART
SMOKED SALMON AND ASPARAGUS TART
HARISSA, HALLOUMI AND CHICKEN ON A PUFF PASTRY TART
BASIL, PEA AND PANCETTA TART
SAVOURY TARTE TATIN: OPTIONS
(SHALLOT)
(CHERRY TOMATO)
(TOMATO AND SHALLOT)
(RED ONION)

SALADS

COUSCOUS WITH GRILLED SUMMER VEGETABLES AND HERBS
FRENCH POTATO SALAD
CURRIED RICE SALAD
WILD RICE, GREEN BEAN AND MUSHROOM SALAD WITH A WALNUT OIL DRESSING
RICE SALAD WITH PEAS, SWEETCORN AND PEPPERS
MIXED SALAD WITH CHERRY TOMATOES, RED ONIONS AND BALSAMIC DRESSING
GREEN SALADS WITH FRENCH DRESSING
PASTA SALAD WITH SUNDRIED TOMATOES, PESTO, SWEETCORN, PARMESAN AND BASIL
TOMATO AND RED ONION SALAD
CRUNCHY CELERIAC APPLE AND PECAN SALAD
TOMATO, FETA, OLIVE, POTATO AND ASPARAGUS SALAD
COUSCOUS SALAD WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES
MIXED BEAN SALAD
THAI SALAD WITH A THAI DRESSING
LAYERED SALAD
BUTTER BEAN AND TOMATO SALAD
ROASTED NEW POTATO AND TWO BEAN SALAD
TOMATO, MINT AND LEMON SALAD
CRUSHED POTATOES WITH CAPERS, ANCHOVIES AND ROCKET
NEW POTATO AND ROASTED PEPPER SALAD
SUCCOTASH (HOT) A MIXTURE OF BROAD BEANS, PEPPERS, SWEETCORN IN
A LIGHT CREAM SAUCE
STIR FRY NOODLE SALAD
CRUNCHY CELERIAC APPLE AND PECAN SALAD

VEGETARIAN DISHES

VEGETABLE LASAGNE
VEGETABLE CHILLI
WILD MUSHROOM TARTS
SPINACH AND RICCOTTA CREPES WITH A CHEESE SAUCE
VEGETABLE AND BLUE CHEESE BAKE
ROASTED VEGETABLE CASSOULET
VEGETABLE CHILLI WITH A CORNBREAD TOPPING
MUSHROOM AND TARRAGON POT PIES
SPINACH AND RICOTTA CANNELLONI
SPICY MOROCCAN VEG WITH COUSCOUS
VEGETABLE TAGINE WITH ALMOND AND CHICKPEA COUSCOUS

CHILDREN'S DISHES

SAUSAGE AND PASTA BAKE
LASAGNE
PASTA WITH MEATBALLS
SHEPHERDS PIE
COCKTAIL SAUSAGES
PIZZETTES
CHICKEN DRUMETTES
SELECTION OF SANDWICHES
DIPS AND CRUDITES
CHEESE CUBES
FAIRY CAKES AND COOKIES
CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
FLAPJACKS
FRUIT KEBABS

CHESSE

A SELECTION OF CHEESES WITH A VARIETY OF FRESH FRUIT
BISCUITS
A VARIETY OF UNUSUAL BREADS
FRENCH BREAD
BUTTER

COFFEE AND TEA

FRESH COFFEE
SELECTION OF TEAS
MILK
SUGAR
HOME MADE TRUFFLES

STARTERS FOR DINNER PARTIES

GOATS CHEESE AND TOMATO TARTLETS
ROASTED PEPPERS
AVOCADO, MOZZARELLA AND TOMATO SALAD
CARAMELISED ONION TARTLETS WITH GOATS CHEESE
ROASTED VEGETABLE AND GOATS CHEESE TERRINE

 

SMOKED SALMON TERRINE
SMOKED SALMON PLATTER
SMOKED SALMON TARTLETS
MEDITERRANEAN TARTLETS
CLAM CHOWDER
CRAB CAKES WITH SHRIMP SAUCE
CRAB, AVOCADO AND HERBY HOLLONDAISE TARTS
PEACH, PROSCUITTO AND MOZZORELLA SALAD WITH MAPLE SYRUP AND LEMON DRESSING

 

BERMUDA FISH CHOWER
CAJUN CRAB AND PRAWN CAKES
THAI FISH CAKES WITH CHILLI DIPPING SAUCE
MINTED PEA AND WATERCRESS SOUP
PAN FRIED SCALLOPS WITH PANCETTA AND PEA PUREE
PRAWN COCKTAIL
PARMA HAM AND MELON
CHAMPAGNE AND CHICKEN LIVER PATE WITH BRIOCHE
HEATED ANTIPASTI WITH TOMATOES, MOZZORELLA, PROSCUITTO, SALAMI, CONNELLINI BEANS WITH PESTO, KING PRAWNS (SHELLED) AND GRUSSINI
WILD MUSHROOM RISSOTTO
RISSOTTO OF SPRING VEGETABLES WITH PARMESAN WAFERS
SMOKED SALMON TIMBALES WITH CUCUMBER PAPPARDELLE
TEMPURA PRAWNS OR VEGETABLES WITH DIPPING SAUCES
FIGS ROASTED WITH BLUE CHEESE AND PROSCIUTTO
CRAB, AVOCADO AND HERBY HOLLANDAISE TARTS
SPINACH AND CHEESE SOUFFLE TARTS
HERBY STUFFED FIELD MUSHROOMS

BARBEQUE FOOD

SELECTION OF SAUSAGES
HOME MADE BURGERS WITH FLAVOURED BUTTERS
BOURBON BASTED RIBS
LEG OF LAMB STEAKS WITH BLACK OLIVE BUTTER
ROSEMARY LAMB CHOPS WITH MUSTARD, MINT DRESSING
THAI SWEET AND SOUR PORK RIBS
MAPLE GLAZED PORK RIBS
SWEET GLAZED PORK
MEXICAN SPICED PORK CHOPS WITH PINEAPPLE AND LIME SALSA
BUTTERFLIED LEG OF LAMB WITH ROSEMARY AND GARLIC
PIRI PIRI CHICKEN
FRESH SARDINES
TUNA STEAKS MARINATED IN TERIAKI AND FIVE SPICE
SALMON FILLETS WITH THAI FLAVOURS

KEBABS

Sweet chilli king prawns
Chicken and mango skewers
Moroccan spiced lamb kebabs
Surf and turf bbq skewers
Spicy masala prawns
Sweet sesame prawns
Sweet chilli chicken kebabs
Lemon chilli prawns

All BARBECUE food can be accompanied by a selection of chutneys, bread, rolls, butter AND salads, which we can discuss with you, or you can choose from our list.

DESSERTS AND ICE CREAM

APPLE AND ALMOND TART
WHITE CHOCOLATE AND RASPBERRY MORQUISSES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE CIGARILLOS
TARTE TATIN
APPLE STREUSEL TART
FRENCH APPLE TART
APPLE STRUDEL
TART AU CITRON
LEMON AND LIME TART
TREACLE TART
TIPSEY RASPBERRY TRIFLE
MINCEMEAT AND CRANBERRY TART
BAKED PLUMS IN MARSALA WINE WITH MASCARPONE CREAM
BAKED PEACHES IN MARSALA WINE WITH MASCARPONE CREAM
PEARS IN MARSALA WINE WITH MASCARPONE CREAM
TROPICAL PAVLOVA
MERINGUE ROULADE WITH FRUIT IN SEASON
LEMON MERINGUE PIE
LIME AND MASCARPONE TORTE
PASSION FRUIT TART WITH PASSION FRUIT AND MANGO COULIS
VANILLA CHEESECAKE WITH SUMMER FRUITS
VANILLA CHEESECAKE WITH SOUR CREAM TOPPING
LIME CHEESECAKE
FRESH FRUIT TART WITH CRÈME PATISSIERE
STRAWBERRY AND PASSION FRUIT MERINGUE ROULADE
FRESH STRAWBERRIES WITH MASCARPONE CREAM
BANNOFFIE CHEESECAKE WITH TOFFEE SAUCE
BANNOFFIE PIE
RASPBERRY AND WHITE CHOCOLATE SWIRL CHEESECAKE
BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING WITH TOFFEE SAUCE
BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING MADE WITH CRÈME ANGLAIS AND SERVED WITH CRÈME ANGLAIS
ALMOND TART
APRICOT CRÈME BRULEE TART
SPICED PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE WITH CARAMEL BOURBON SAUCE
BAKEWELL TART
1980’s STYLE BLACK FOREST ROULADE
PEACAN TOFFEE MERINGUE WITH MULLED PEARS
PASSION MERINGUE PIE
CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE
CHOCOLATE MOCHA TORTE WITH MOCHA SAUCE
CHOCOLATE AND CHERRY TERRINE WITH CHERRY SAUCE
CHOUX BUNS WITH CREAM AND CHOCOLATE SAUCE
CHOUX BUNS WITH CREAM AND TOFFEE WITH A TOFFEE AND CHOCOLATE SAUCE
CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE CHOUX BUNS
CHOCOLATE ROULADE
WHITE CHOCOLATE AND RASPBERRY TART WITH A CHOCOLATE CRUST
TIRAMISU
CHOCOLATE, ORANGE AND GRAND MARNIER TRUFFLE CAKE
AMARETTI CHOCOLATE HEAVEN
AFTER DINNER MINTY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
WHITE CHOCOLATE NEW YORK CHEESECAKE
CHERRY CHOCOLATE PUDDING
BAILEYS ROCKY ROAD BROWNIE

INDIVIDUAL DESSERTS

WHITE CHOCOLATE TARTS WITH STRAWBERRY BAKEWELL TARTS
FRUIT PAVLOVAS
LEMON TARTLETS
HEART SHAPED SHORTBREAD WITH CREAM AND STRAWBERRIES
MINI LEMON MERINGUE KISSES (THESE CAN ALSO BE RASPBERRY OR CHOCOLATE)

BANNOFFIE TARTLETS
CITRUS GINGER TARTLETS
CHERRY AND ALMOND FRANGIPANE TARTLETS
SUMMER BERRY TARTLETS
ALMOND AND ORANGE CAKES
PANNA COTTA WITH MANGO AND RASBERRY COULIS
APPLE TARTS

MINCE PIES
MINCEMEAT AND CRANBERRY TARTLETS
MINI CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS
SUMMER PUDDINGS
RASPBERRY CHEESECAKES
PAVLOVAS WITH CREAM, POACHED PEAR AND CHOCOLATE SAUCE
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKELETS
RASPBERRY BRULEES

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING
LEMON MERINGUE PIES
BITTER CHOCOLATE TARTLETS
CHOCOLATE CUPS WITH MANGO AND MASCARPONE CREAM
CHOCOLATE CUPS WITH CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
CHOCOLATE CUPS WITH RASPBERRY AND LIME MOUSSE
MINI CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CAKES
CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE CHOUX BUNS
WHITE CHOCOLATE TARTS WITH CRANBERRIES
CHOCOLATE CHERRY MOUSSE SHOTS

HOME BAKED CAKES

THE “BEST EVER” CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE
CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE FROSTING
COFFEE CAKE
FROSTED WALNUT CAKE
GINGER CAKE
VICTORIA SPONGE WITH JAM AND CREAM
VICTORIA SPONGE WITH FRESH STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM
LEMON CAKE
CINNAMON AND RASPBERRY TORTE
PINEAPPLE AND CHERRY CAKE
STICKY TOFFEE CAKE
CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE
APPLE AND CINNAMON CAKE
CARROT CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
TRADITIONAL FRUIT CAKE
BLUEBERRY AND ORANGE LAYER CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
SELECTION OF COOKIES
CHOCOLATE BUTTERSCOTCH KISSES

GLUTEN FREE CAKES

CARROT CAKE WITH CINNAMON FROSTING

CLASSIC VICTORIA SPONGE

CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

LEMON DRIZZLE CAKE

CHOCOLATE AND PEAR CAKE

LEMON TART

CHOCOLATE AND PEACAN TART

 

 

PLEASE NOTE – ALLERGIES: IF, WHEN PLANNING YOUR MENU, YOU ARE AWARE OF ANY GUESTS WITH ANY ALLERGIES (SUCH AS NUTS OR WHEAT) PLEASE LET US KNOW. WE CAN THEN ADVISE YOU OF THE FOOD THAT IS SUITABLE FOR THEM.