Dinner Party Menu Ideas

1.

* Home smoked Scottish Salmon
With Melba Toast, Salad Garnish and tartar sauce

* Quarter Guinea Fowl in a Mushroom and Crème fraiche Sauce
Served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

* Dark Chocolate Mousse Tarte
With a shard of nut praline and crème fraiche

 2.

*Fig Tarte Tatin
With English Goat’s Cheese, glazed with rhubarb and ginger jam
Served with a mixed leaf garnish

 * Spicy chicken Supremes
Served with vegetable ragout and lemon cous cous

 * Deconstructed Pimms
Served with home made strawberry ice cream and crispy nut and cranberry biscuits

3.

* King Prawns pan fried with garlic and butter
Served with homemade bread and lemon garnish

 * Beef Wellington
Served rare with vegetables of choice and roast potatoes

* Eton Mess
Lots of meringues, homemade ice cream and strawberries

4.

* Caramelised Red onion and Feta Tart
Served with a fresh leaf salad

 *Lobster Thermador
Served with vegetables or salad of choice

*Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake

These are some ideas for dinner party menus we can of course cook something that you would like instead

 

Drinks

We can provide a selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
We can also provide friendly, professional staff to serve or set the drinks up for self-service.
A popular request is Champagne or sparkling wine (for toasts and/or welcoming guests) a selection of Red and White wines with Tea and Coffee for later in the day and a non-alcoholic fruit punch or juice.

Please contact us for further details.

Hot Canapés

This is a non-definitive list of Hot Canapés 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!

Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding
(Tiny Yorkshire Pudding with Steak and horseradish sauce)

Lincolnshire Sausages
(Little fat local sausages split down the middle and filled with piped mashed potato served with brown sauce dip)

Chicken Goujons
(Our own recipe with baked free-range chicken strips coated in crispy, spiced breadcrumbs)

Satay(g)
(Chicken or Lamb spicy peanut Satay skewers)

Piggy Back Potatoes(g)
(Small new potatoes cooked then wrapped in pancetta and oven baked)

Miniature Beef and Harveys Ale Pies

Lamb Koftas(g)
(Spicy minced lamb, taken from a shoulder of local lamb, made into balls with yoghurt and mint dip)

Miniature Butternut Squash Falafel (v.g.)
(A really popular yummy vegetarian/gluten-free option)

Miniature Cornish Pasties

Herby Farmhouse Sausage Rolls
(with local Downs pork)

Chicken Rolls
(same as sausage rolls only made with chicken)

Scampi and Chips

Tiny Steak and kidney pies

Mini Salmon en Croute

 Chicken Goujons
(with tomato sauce dip)

Chicken Curry(g)
(Succulent free range chicken made into a medium curry with
a tiny poppadom on a china spoon)

Smoked Haddock Scotch Eggs
(tiny quails eggs with smoked haddock and potato then
coated in bread crumbs and deep fried)

Crab Cakes
(Mini crab cakes using white meat only and served with a
Chilli and lime mayonnaise)

Spiced Prawns
(Large tail on prawns coated in breadcrumbs which have been
mixed with chilli, cumin and lime then deep fried)

Pizza Wheels
(red peppers, parsley, oregano, tomato & cheese)

Cheese, Olive and Sun-dried tomato Toasts

Vegetable Curry(g)
(We are well known for a vegetable curry this is served on a china
spoon with a poppadum on top)

Cherry Tomato, Garlic and Basil with soft Cheese Tartlets

Fresh Asparagus (in season only)(g)

(with hollandaise dip)

Mexican Bites(g)
(Chinese style porcelain spoons loaded with spicy
re-fried beans, guacamole and sour cream)

Caramelised Red Onion and Feta Tartlets

Duck in pancake rolls
(served with cucumber, spring onions and plum sauce)

Pesto & Pine Nut Palmiers

Red Onion and Cheese Puffs
(Puff pastry topped with  red onion chutney, artichoke hearts and
herb and garlic cheese)

Potato wedges with sour cream dip
(Large potato wedges coated with seasoning and baked until crispy)

Vegetarian Samosas (with sweet chilli dip)

Vegetarian Spring rolls
(with a sweet chilli dip, everyone loves these)

 Devils on Horseback
(stoned prunes wrapped in pancetta and pan fried)

Mini Red Onion Tatins

Artichoke, Leek and Mushroom Tarts

All our food is homemade using local organic/free range ingredients where possible

(v) Vegetarian

(g) Gluten-free

(v.g.) Vegetarian & Gluten-free

Cold Canapés

This is a non-definitive list of Cold Canapés 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!

Spinach Roulade(g)
(Filled with sliced smoked salmon and cream cheese)

Tomato and Basil Crostini

Selection of Open Sandwiches
(Tiny pieces of baguettes with local roast beef and horseradish, English ham and mustard, Free range coronation chicken,
organic egg & cress, smoked salmon, hummus and various Sussex cheeses)

 Goats cheese Stacks

(Goats cheese, fennel and onion layered  on a crisp pastry base)

Herbed baby pancakes with pear and blue cheese topping

 Wild Mushroom pate on toast

Mini Roasted Vegetable Frittatas with olive and sundried Tomato on top(g)

Aubergine Pate Crostini

 Fresh Apricots stuffed with blue cheese and Crème fraiche(g)

Smoked Salmon on Granary Bread
(Scottish smoked salmon on our own bread)

 Lemon Chilli Prawn Sticks
(large prawns pan fried with lemon and chilli, can be served hot or cold)

Caesar Salad(g)
(Tiny Little Gem Lettuce with a local Quails Egg, Parmesan Cheese, half a cherry tomato and traditional Caesar dressing)

Vegetable Crudites(g)
(ideal with a hummous, tzatziki and guacamole dips, can also be served with whole baked Camembert)

Smoked Salmon nigiri sushi(g)

Spanish Omelette(g)
(using red pepper, onion and potato)

All our food is homemade using local organic/free range ingredients where possible

(v) Vegetarian

(g) Gluten-free

(v.g.) Vegetarian & Gluten-free

Afternoon Tea Menu Ideas

 

Platter of open sandwiches

Wiltshire ham & mustard, coronation chicken, various English cheeses, smoked salmon & cream cheese, Egg & cress

Goat’s cheese, walnut & roasted pepper, lemon-mayonnaise & prawn

Mini roasted pepper quiches

or

Sausage rolls or chicken rolls

 

Selection of Desserts:

Scones with butter, clotted cream and local strawberry jam

Chocolate fudge cake

Fruit cake

strawberry and pistachio macaroons

 

Selection of Drinks:

Tea
Coffee

Punches

Juices

 

 

Vegetarian and Gluten-free Canapé Menu

Pizza Wheels (v)
(red peppers, parsley, oregano, tomato & cheese)

Open Sandwiches (v)
(egg and cress, brie and cranberry, Stilton with apricots,
Wensleydale and Cranb

Cheese, Olive and Sun-dried tomato Toasts (v)
(ideal with a hummous, tzatziki or guacamole dip)

Cherry Tomato, Garlic and Basil with soft Cheese Tartlets (v)

Fresh Asparagus(v.g.)
(with hollandaise dip)

Vegetable Frittata with Hummus & black olives (v.g.)

Mexican Bites (v.g.)
(Tortilla chips loaded with re-fried beans guacamole and sour cream)

Cesar Salad (v.g.)
Tiny Little Gem Lettuce with a Quails Egg, Parmesan Cheese and
Half a cherry tomato)

Caramelised Red Onion and Feta Tartlets(v)

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta (v)

Pesto & Pine Nut Palmiers (v)

Vegetable Curry on mini Poppadoms (v.g.)

Red Onion and Cheese Puffs (v)
(Puff pastry topped with  red onion chutney, artichoke hearts and
herb and garlic cheese)

Potato wedges with sour cream dip (v.g.)
(Large potato wedges coated with seasoning and baked until crispy)

Vegetarian Samosas (v)
(with sweet chilli dip)

Tomato and Basil Crostini (v)
Tiny Baguette Slices topped with Wensleydale, Gorgonzola, brie, free range egg & cress,
Hummous,  Cream cheese and sundried tomato

Mini Jacket potatoes with grated Cheddar cheese (v.g.)

Miniature Olive and Sundried Tomato Tartlets (v)

Miniature cheese and red pepper tarts(v)

Vegetarian Spring Rolls (v)
(with a sweet chilli dip – everyone loves these)

Mini Red Onion Tarte Tatin (v)
Caramelised red onions baked upside down on a tiny pastry base

Goats cheese Stacks (v)
(Goats cheese, fennel and onion layered  on
a crisp pastry base)

Herbed Pickelets (baby pancakes)  with
Pear and blue cheese topping (v)

Wild Mushroom pate on toast (v)

Mini Roasted Vegetable Frittatas (v.g.)

Hummous, guacamole and sour cream dips with fresh vegetable Crudites (v.g.)

Tiny Cheese on Toast (v)

Parmesan Cheese Straws (v)

Tiny Parmesan and Rosemary Shortbreads with
Feta and sundried Tomato on top (v)

Aubergine Pate Crostini (v.g.)

Fresh Apricots stuffed with blue cheese and Crème fraiche (v.g.)

(v) = Vegetarian

(v.g.) = Vegetarian & Gluten-free

Dessert Canapés

This is a non-definitive list of Dessert Canapés 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!

Tiny Bannoffee Pies

 Triple Chocolate Brownies

Cup cakes with pretty icing

 Devonshire scones with strawberry jam and double cream

 Little raspberry & strawberry tarts

Mini Pavlovas (g)
(Served with double cream & fresh fruit)

Florentines(g)
(with dark chocolate, nuts and cherries)

Meringues sandwiched together with double cream(g)

 Cakes to order
(eg coffee cake, chocolate cake, victoria sponge cake…)

Or you can order mixed platters of deserts

All our food is homemade using local organic/free range ingredients where possible

(g) gluten free

Canapé Menu 1

  •  Chicken Satay

(chunks of  chicken marinated in a homemade satay sauce for 24 hours then pan fried)

  • Mini Steak and Ale Pies

Using Harvey’s Ale of course, with English prime beef, cooked until tender.

  •  Scottish Smoked Salmon (g)

Rolled around a cream and garlic cheese

  •  Pizza Wheels (v)

Home made bread dough encompassing yummy ingredients such as roasted red peppers, Cheddar cheese, tomato puree and basil

  •  Vegetable Frittatas (v.g.)

Free range eggs baked with roasted vegetables (very pretty and colourful)

  •  Caramelised Red Onion and Feta Tarts (v)

Slightly sweet onion with an egg and feta base

  •  Mini Jacket Potatoes (v.g.)

Tiny new potatoes baked in the oven and filled with butter and grated Cheddar Cheese.

  •  Platter of Mixed Deserts:  Including tiny bannoffi pies, chocolate brownies, strawberry tarts and meringues and cream

Canapé Menu 2

 

  • Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

(tiny homemade Yorkshire puddings served straight from the oven with horseradish and succulent roast beef)

  •  Sausage and Mash

Hand made best sausages half the size of a normal large sausage split down the middle and filled with creamy mashed potato served straight from the oven and served with brown sauce  (always a crowd pleaser)

  •  Mini Red Onion Tarte Tatins (v)
  •  Vegetarian Spring Rolls (v.g.)

Using gluten free wrappers to encase bean sprouts, rice noodles, crunchy vegetables and mixed sprouts, served with a sweet chilli sauce

  • Miniature Red Pepper and Onion Tartlets (v)

(short pastry with a filling of free range egg, onion and roasted red pepper)

  • Platters of deserts to include
    Meringues with fresh double cream, Tiny muffins of chocolate, lemon and coffee and walnut.  Raspberry tarts and flapjacks

Canapé Menu 3

  • Mexican bites (v.g)

China spoons heaped with re-fried beans, guacamole, and spicy tomatoes topped with a tortilla chip.

  • Crunchy Chicken Strips

(served with sweet chilli sauce)

  • Spanish Omelettes (v.g.)

Free range eggs cooked with red pepper, onion and potatoes

  • Smoked salmon and Spinach Roulade

A spinach roulade, filled with smoked salmon and cream cheese

  •  Selection of open sandwiches including: ham and mustard, egg and cress, various cheeses, smoked salmon and cream cheese, coronation chicken etc

        .     Sausage and Mash

Hand made best sausages half the size of a normal large sausage split down the middle and filled with creamy mashed potato served straight from the oven and served with brown sauce  (always a crowd pleaser)

  •  Deserts:  Mini pavlova with fresh fruit, Strawberry tarts, chocolate brownies, meringues, Banoffee pies, Lemon-meringue Pies, mini fairy cakes.

(v.) = Vegetarian

(g.) = Gluten-free

(v.g.) = Vegetarian and Gluten-free