22 January 2017

Private Dinner Party, Birthday Celebration with Kris and Amy, Hampshire






Celebrating a birthday is always a special occasion, so there's no better way to do it than in the comfort and luxury of your own home with your close family and friends! I catered a fabulous private dinner party tasting menu for 11 great guests  doing just that, it being all the more special as Kris and Amy had only just had their little boy after being recently married, (Where I also catered the Wedding :) I came up with a bespoke menu, including Kris's favourite ingredients so it was sure to be a dedicatory and utmost delicious menu to fit the evening. Some choice and enticing canapes were enjoyed in the kitchen area whilst I carried on with the prep for the remaining delectable dishes. The dinner was served over about three hours, each plate of food going down really well. From pheasant to salmon, fillet steak to desserts and finally cheese, we covered an amazing array of ingredients that made for a fabulous dinner party along with some rousing and tempting wines. Definitely another super dinner party all round :)












Menu


Canapes:

King Prawn Cocktail, spiced Mary Rose,
x x x
Parsnip and Carrot Fritter, Cranberry and Apple,
x x x
Honey and Dijon glazed Sausages, Sesame Seeds,

x x x

Pressed Duck and Back Pudding Rillette, Serrano Ham,
Dijon, Capers, Rocket Leaves, 

x x x

Roasted Butternut Squash, Coconut and Chilli Soup,

x x x

Pan roasted Breast of Pheasant, Crisp Confit of Thigh, 
Spiced Red Cabbage, Peas, Parsnip Puree,

x x x

Gin and Juniper Cured Salmon, 
Salmon and Horseradish Cromesquis,
Saffron Pickled Fennel, Cucumber, Spring Onion,

x x x

Raspberry Sorbet,

x x x

Pan roasted Fillet of Beef, Ragout of Braised Ox Cheek and Tail,
Dauhionise Potatoes, Caramelised Onions, Wild Mushrooms,
Buttered Carrots, Greens, Red Wine Gravy,

x x x

Trio of Desserts:
Salted Caramel, Pecan and Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice Cream,
x x x
Raspberry, Meringue, Lemon Curd and Chantilly Cream "Mess"
x x x
Croissant, Marmalade and Whiskey "Bread and Butter Pudding"

x x x 

Cheese Board.

















For further enquiries, please contact me via email or telephone.
Tel: 07775560126   Email: Chef@Chefgary.co.uk

19 January 2017

Private Dinner Party with ChefGary and ChefMike, Southampton






This weekend hosted a fabulous dinner party with ChefMike and I both cooking an array of enticing and decadent canapes followed by three super tasty courses in Chandlers Ford, Southampton. Jen was celebrating with work colleagues, enjoying the best of both worlds of having fantastic quality food enjoyed in the comfort of home and without having to lift a finger. Every course was well received and all the guests were a pleasure to cook for, making for another great evening. 















Menu 



Canapes:

Beetroot Crisp, Saint Agur, Saffron Poached Pear, Prune Ketchup,
x x x
Gin Cured Salmon, Pickled Cucumber, Fennel, Spring Onion,
x x x
Spiced Parsnip Bhaji, Cranberry and Apple,
x x x
Chorizo, Blush Tomato, Green Olive Skewer,


To Begin:

Slow Cooked Crisp Pork Belly, Rillette of Pulled Ham Hock,
Asparagus Spears, Confit Duck Egg, Dijon, Sea Salt Crackling,


Main-Course:

Pave of Beef Fillet, Ragout of Braised Oxtail and Cheek, Caramelised Onions, 
Dauphinoise Potatoes, Wild Mushrooms, Roast Carrots, Greens, 
Red Wine Gravy,


To Finish:

Trio of Desserts:
Vanilla and Honeycomb Creme Brulee,
x x x
Toasted Pecan and Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice Cream,
x x x
Mulled Plum, Apple, Fig and Oat Crumble.



















For further enquiries, please contact me via email or telephone.
Tel: 07775560126   Email: Chef@Chefgary.co.uk


18 January 2017

New: 3 Course Set Menu Dinner Party Package

Weekday Superb DINNER offer  £45 per head with WINE! 
when dining in February, *






For a fantastic New Year celebration of collaborated chef forces, ChefGary and ChefMike are introducing a fabulous £45 per head three course menu. This will be ideal for those wishing to dine on a slightly lower budget than my £65 or tasting menu package. For the month of February only, this also comes with FREE WINE! All you need to do is book in for February of this year, 2017 to reserve your table. (conditions apply, please see bottom of this page) 


Choose your menu from below then sit back and relax whilst hosting the perfect dinner party, having your own personal chef prepare and serve a delectable and delicious three course meal. A perfect way to add a professional touch to celebrate your Birthday, Hen Party, Engagement, House warming, Anniversary, Business Lunch, Works Party or just a great night in entertaining friends and family without any stress and fuss.

ChefGary and ChefMike take care of all the food purchasing, preparation, cooking, serving and clearing away for your dinner party,  providing all the cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery, leaving your kitchen completely clean and tidy.







To Start:

Warmed goats cheese, chilli roasted beetroot,
saffron pickled fennel,
ciabatta croute, rocket leaves,
or
Serrano ham, buttered asparagus spears,
slow poached confit duck egg yolk,
Dijon, pickles, 
or
Gin and juniper cured salmon,
salmon and horseradish cromesquis, lime mayonnaise,
soused cucumber ribbons, spring onion,

Main Courses:


Slow roasted pork belly, sea salted crackling, champ potatoes, caramelised red onion tarte tartin, buttered greens, cider gravy
or
Slow braised beef brisket, oxtail and ale pie, shortcrust pastry,
spring onion and cheddar mash,
buttered carrots, honey roasted parsnips,
or
Pan seared sea bass fillet, white wine and lemon butter sauce
sea bass, horseradish and fennel "fish cake"
fondant potato, saute savoy cabbage with pancetta and onions,
or
Wild mushroom, puy lentil and kale pie, bubble and squeak,
Winter greens, buttered carrots,

To Finish:

Salted caramel, pecan and chocolate brownie,
peanut butter ice cream, peanut and cashew brittle,
or
Vanilla, espresso and honeycomb creme brûlée,
chocolate and cinnamon doughnuts,
or
Apple tarte tartin, stem ginger ice cream,
caramel tuille.








*Destinations over 20 miles from SO53 will incur a sensible travel charge
*Minimum table number of 8 applies
*Menus subject to change due to availability of ingredients
*Exceptions to menu can be made for special dietary requirements 
*Half a bottle of red or White per person allocated to February wine deal



For further enquiries, please contact me via email or telephone.
Tel: 07775560126   Email: Chef@Chefgary.co.uk



16 January 2017

Private Dinner Party for Sally and Friends near Romsey



We cooked a fabulous five course dinner in Sally and Angus's lovely home for a table of twelve near Romsey on the run up to this Christmas. With every course going down fabulously, it was a great evening of food along with plenty of splendid and fastidious wines to match. Canapes were enjoyed with some fine bubbles before seating to enjoy the remainder of the meal which was served over about two hours at a nice relaxed pace. Another successful and most enjoyable dinner party all around :)












Menu



Canapes:

Tempura King Prawn, Sweet Chilli,
x x x
Crispy Duck Roll, Tamarind, BBQ, Duck Crackling,
 x x x
Crab and Smoked Salmon Rarebit
x x x
Chicken Satay, Chilli and Cashew Butter



To Begin:

Hand made Tortellini, Pear, Goats Cheese, Balsamic, Rocket,



Main-Course:

Pave of Pan-Seared Fillet Steak, Red Wine Gravy,
Ragout of Slow Braised Oxtail and Individual Brisket Pie,
Dauphinoise Potatoes, Caramelized Onions, Glazed Carrots, Asparagus Spears, Wild Mushrooms,


To Finish:

Vanilla and Honeycomb Creme Brulee,
Honeycomb, Meringue. Strawberry, Vanilla Tuille, Caramel,


Cheese Board

x x x

Petit Fours.





















For further enquiries, please contact me via email or telephone.
Tel: 07775560126   Email: Chef@Chefgary.co.uk

13 January 2017

Private Wedding Anniversary Dinner Party Celebration, Ringwood, Dorset




Every dinner party catered is a fabulous experience but celebrating a wedding anniversary is always a little extra special and personal. Especially so when returning to cook for such a friendly couple as Steve and Julie in their lovely home in Dorset. Cooking a delightful and exciting tasting menu for a table of ten jovial guests made for an impelling evening with enjoyable atmosphere, fantastic food and delicious wines. Made to feel more than welcome throughout the evening, it really was up in the midst of my most awesome dinner parties. With a caricaturist drawing portraits through the evening and the lovely Sisi providing a most decadent and intricate carving for the centre of the table it was a perfect celebration. 










Menu 


Canapes:

Bruschetta, Goats Cheese, Blush Tomato, Fresh Basil Pesto, 
x x x
Grilled Asparagus Spears, Smoked Pancetta, Aioli,
x x x
Chicken Satay, Soy, Chilli, Cashew Nut Butter,

x  x x

Roasted Butternut Squash, Coconut and Chilli Soup,

x x x

Seared Teryaki Chicken Thigh, Sesame, Soy, Spring Onion, Rice Noodles,

x x x

Gin Cured Salmon, Pickled Cucumber, Salmon and Horseradish Cromesquis, 
Shot of Cucumber infused Vodka,

x x x

Raspberry Sorbet,

x x x

Assiete of Duck:
Seared 5 spiced Breast, Confit of  Leg, Crispy Duck Parcel, Soy and Honey fused Gravy,
Duck fat Chips, Spiced Red Cabbage, Caraway and Cumin Roasted Carrots,

x x x

Choux Pastry, Trio of Fillings,
Baileys and Toffee,
Toasted Pistachio and Creme Chantily,
Chocolate Orange,

x x x

Petit Fours.


















More of the very talented Sisi's work















For further enquiries, please contact me via email or telephone.
Tel: 07775560126   Email: Chef@Chefgary.co.uk