Desserts

This is a non-definitive list of buffet Desserts we can provide, however we are always looking for new ideas so if there’s anything missing from the list we would be more than happy to make it for you!

Syrup and Walnut Tart

Chocolate and Lemon Tart

Pavlova with Fresh Fruit

Banoffi Pie

Chocolate Profiteroles with hot fudge sauce

French Apple and Honey Tart Tatin

Rich Chocolate Mousse

Summer Pudding

Fresh Fruit Salad 

Or a selection of local Cheese and biscuits

Vegetarian Options

This is a non-definitive list of vegetarian buffet options we can provide, however we are always looking for new ideas so if there’s anything missing from the list we would be more than happy to make it for you!

Wensleydale and watercress Tart

(Very tasty and peppery)

Cashew Nut and Sunblush Tomato Nut Roast

This exciting and different nut roast can be wrapped in puff pastry and should be served at room temperature)

 Roasted Vegetable Couscous

With aubergine, courgettes, carrots, onions, tomatoes and parsnips

Asparagus Tart

Young asparagus when in season with Gruyere and Cheddar cheese, shallots and cream

Vegetable Curry

The best vegetable curry you have ever tasted!

Vegetarian Lasagne

We have made this dish now for twenty years and it

Never fails to excite and impress

Vegetarian Quiche

sun-dried tomato, mushroom, leak and artichoke, asparagus and stilton…

Sides

This is a non-definitive list of side options we can provide, however we are always looking for new ideas so if there’s anything missing from the list we would be more than happy to make it for you!

Hot new potatoes with chives and butter

Spiced potatoes with parsnips and okra

Cold potato and spring onion salad

Hot potato Wedges

Red Comarg Rice Salad

Red Peppers, kidney beans, red onions and black olives

Beef Tomato Salad with Mozzarella Cheese or

Artichokes in olive oil with fresh Basil

Spinach and Bacon Salad with Garlic Croutons

Greek Salad with Olives and Feta Cheese

Mixed Green Salad

Mushroom Terrine

Layers of mushrooms, leeks and fresh herbs

Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Penne pasta with sundried tomatoes, basil, cherry tomatoes, olives etc.

Fish & Seafood Options

This is a non-definitive list of fish and seafood buffet options we can provide, however we are always looking for new ideas so if there’s anything missing from the list we would be more than happy to make it for you!

Fish

Smoked Salmon and Dill Mousse

A very pretty pale pink mousse made with smoked salmon, dill and cream then wrapped in lots of smoked salmon

Salmon Coulibiac

This is one of the best fish pies ever invented.  The salmon, rice, onion, mushrooms and fresh dill with hard boiled eggs are enclosed in a light flaky pastry.

Dressed Salmon

Foil baked, filleted Salmon made to look whole again and dressed with cucumber scales

Seafood Paella

Our own fantastic recipe with fish and seafood cooked in traditional spices and herbs with rice

King Prawns

Pan-fried with garlic and butter

Meat Options

This is a non-definitive list of meat buffet options we can provide, however we are always looking for new ideas so if there’s anything missing from the list we would be more than happy to make it for you!

Poultry

 Roast Chicken & Pancetta Salad with Quails Eggs and |Walnut Vinaigrette

A really hearty salad served with croutons, gem lettuce and watercress

Chicken and Melon Salad

This beautiful salad is ideal for a hot summer day, there is lots of colour in the different melons, then black grapes, asparagus and capers are added and topped with shavings of parmesan cheese

Chicken in Paprika Sauce

Poached chicken beasts cooked with sun-blushed tomatoes, fresh tarragon, paprika and cream

Duck and Pear Salad

The duck is cooked slowly with oranges then when cold is mixed with orange zest, mango chutney and blueberry vinegar, add chopped pears and serve with a basmati rice and watercress salad

Chicken Marbella

Chicken is marinated in an infusion of French herbs white wine, olive oil and capers and then cooked slowly with pitted prunes and brown sugar this dish is excellent when serving a large crowd a hot or cold meal

Mexican Chicken

The chicken is cooked like a paella in a large earthenware dish, in saffron rice with mixed coloured peppers, black and green olives, limes and a hint of chilli

Boned Turkey

This is served stuffed with CousCousand Lime

  

Meat

Honey Roast Ham

This is a whole ham which will serve up to 80 people and is cooked with a glaze of mustard and maple syrup, beautifully succulent

Fillet or Topside of Beef

The meat is placed in a marinade of dry spices with mustard, celery salt and black pepper, then cooked with red wine vinegar, garlic and olive oil this is a truly melt in the mouth beef which has much more taste than plain roast beef.

Jerked Ham

Spicy ham cooked with chillies, rum and malt vinegar

Roast Leg of Lamb with a pepper corn Crust

Looks spectacular and tastes great!

Chicken Marbella

Whole chickens quartered cooked with garlic, red wine vinegar, prunes, olives, capers brown sugar and white wine.  One of the most popular chicken dishes we have done.  It is served warm.

Smoked Chicken Salad with Basil & Parmesan mayonnaise

Smoked chicken with prosciutto, gruyere cheese, spring onions mixed with mayonnaise served on a bed of Romaine lettuce leaves

Funeral Tea Menu

Here’s an idea of some popular choices of canapes for Funerals and Wakes, but please feel free to create your very own menu!

 

Finger Sandwiches
Little triangles of egg & cress, local roast beef and horseradish, smoked salmon and cream cheese, cheddar and homemade pickle, coronation chicken, prawn mayonnaise etc

Miniature homemade sausage rolls using English outdoor bred pork and herbs

Artichoke, Leek and Mushroom Tarts

Miniature Quiches:
Various choices including sun-dried tomato, cheese and basil or Quiche Lorraine

Chipolata sausages wrapped in bacon and devils-on-horseback (prunes wrapped in bacon)

Chicken Goujons
Our own recipe of baked free range chicken strips coated in crispy, spiced breadcrumbs, with a homemade tomato relish

A Selection of Desserts

homemade cakes
coffee and walnut, chocolate, lemon drizzle…

Strawberry tarts

Lemon Meringue Pies

Meringues with double cream

 

 

Glyndebourne Canapé Picnic Menu

Here’s an idea of what has been previously popular for Glyndebourne events, although feel free to devise your own menu!

Champagne and Canapés on arrival

Smoked salmon on homemade wholemeal bread with a tiny lemon and dill garnish

Little open sandwiches of egg and cress, ham and mustard, various English cheeses with pickle garnish.

Mini quiches (warm) with feta and caramelised onion

Tiny Butcher’s pork and apple sausages with brown sauce dip (served warm)

Vegetarian Samosas

Parmesan biscuits dressed with goat’s cheese and sun blushed tomato

Picnic Lunch

Lamb koftas
(spicy lamb and apricot balls with a yoghurt and mint dip

Miniature Cornish Pasties
(made with local beef, organic potatoes and vegetables

Lemon and Chilli Prawn Sticks

Salmon en croute
(Scottish salmon with a cream cheese and chive sauce inside the flaky pastry)

Bowls of mixed salads and new potatoes will accompany the meal

Desserts

Little jam tarts with  strawberries, raspberries and double cream,

Mini Lemon-meringue pies

Decadent chocolate brownies

Mini Pavlova

Or alternatively  Cheese and biscuits, using all local Down’s cheeses.

Glyndebourne Canapés and Picnics

 

We will meet you on arrival at Glyndebourne with drinks (Champagne is always a popular choice!) and canapés still warm from the oven.

Then depending on your preference we can either prepare a Catered Lunch/Dinner for you in the interval or we can create a unique picnic experience for you to enjoy at your leisure.

We also provide hot drinks on arrival or for the interval as sometimes the Summer weather can still be a bit chilly!

All our food is homemade and where possible made from organic and free range local produce.

Have a look at our sample menus for some ideas of what to have, or give us a call and we will be more than happy to talk you through your choices!