24 May 2017

Private dinner party with Peter and Betty,

"We had a great time as did our guests and everyone thought it was the best food they had ever tasted. Thank you for the professional way in which you conducted the evening." Peter Deal




This weekend ChefGary and ChefMike travelled up together to cook for Peter and Betty in Hampshire, aiding to celebrate a very special wedding anniversary. One of our favourite tasting menus was served up for everyone, each course going down superbly with all the guests. It was a huge pleasure all round to create some fantastic food for such a grand occasion and we were both looked after extremely well. A fabulous evening all round and being offered some delicious red wine during the course of the evening was very much appreciated :)







Menu



Chef's delectable selection of canapes:

x x x

Amuse Bouche: Salmon and cod fish cake, asparagus spears, aioli, 

x x x

Wild mushroom and truffle soup, toasted walnuts,

x x x

Teryaki glazed chicken thigh, 
egg noodles, soy, honey ad cashew,

x x x

Seared King scallops, black pudding, cauliflower, peas,

x x x

Mago and lime sorbet,

x x x

Assiette of Asian inspired roast duck, soy and honey fused gravy,
5 spice seared breast, confit of leg, crsipy duck parcel,
duck fat roasted chips, chilli and balsamic red cabbage, fennel seed roasted carrots, 

x x x

Trio of filled profiteroles,
Dark choclate and Grand Marnier, Bailey's and toffee, white chocolate and pistachio,

x x x

Petit fours.



















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

11 May 2017

Private Birthday Dinner Party, Rob and Shazzi, Dorset







This weekend ChefGary catered a superb private dinner party in Dorset, providig a gourmet and delicious tasting menu for four. Being a return visit to some wonderful guests it was a fabulous evening, celebrating a special birthday in the comfort of home. Prior to the evening, we selected some past favourite dishes for the main menu and then left it to fill the remainding courses in as a great surprise on the night. As always, Rob and Shazzi were perfect hosts and the dinner party was full of great food, an enjotable and affable ambience and decadent wines. 










Menu


Chef's selection of decadent canapes:

xxx

Gin cured salmon, saffron pickled fennel, horseradish,

xxx

Wild field mushroom and porcini soup, truffle and soy foam, wild mushroom toasts,

xxx

Confit of pork belly, curried lentils, sea salt crackling,

xxx

Seared King scallops, black pudding, cauliflower, peas, 

xxx

Mango and lime sorbet,

xxx

Pan roasted fillet of British beef, garlic croute, chicken liver pate,
Dauphinoise potatoes, roasted carrots, asparagus spears,
Red wine gravy,

xxx

Trio of Desserts:
Strawberry, lemon curd and meringue "Mess"
xxx
Salted caramel and chocolate brownie, peanut butter ice cream,
xxx
Apple and caramelized fig oat crumble.





















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

27 April 2017

ChefGary Caters Private Charity Dinner Party in Winchester, Hampshire for Sarah and Friends





This weekend, ChefGary and ChefMike went out to cook for Leanne and Ian and friends in their lovely home near Winchester. Hosting a dinner party event in support of children's cancer research along with Sarah who has spent an incredible amount of time and energy in training for the London Marathon in hope to make a difference with her efforts. Finally getting to run last Sunday, Sarah ran the race in an incredible time, all the support and money raised certainly beng well earned!! But prior to the incredible hard slog on the day, a fabulous dinner party was catered for and enjoyed for eight good friends all showing their support. Serving up some delicious canapes along with arrival drinks before a further four flavourful and outstanding plates pf decadent food followed, all going down exceptionally well on the evening.









As Mike and I went out together, I was able to get a few action shots of the plating up. It was great to catch ChefMike in action during the course of the evening and we also had a captivated young audience whilst the canapes were being served up. 











Menu



Canapes:

Cumin, Coriander and Ginger Spiced Cauliflower and Carrot Bhaji, Sweet Chilli,
x x x
WaterMelon, Marinated Feta, Fresh Mint Skewer,
x x x
Prawn and Crayfish Cocktail, Avocado, Fresh Dill,


To Begin:

Roasted Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Chilli and Coconut Soup,


To Start:

Confit of Crisp Pork Belly, Sea Salt Crackling,
King Prawn,
Pea Puree, Pea Shoots, Apple Sauce,


Main-Course:

Pan Seared Duck Breast, 
Fondant Potato, Broccoli, Green Beans, Roasted Carrots, Spiced Red Cabbage,
Red Wine Gravy,


To Finish:

Trio of Desserts:
Coffee and Honeycomb Creme Brulee,
x x x
Raspebrry, Lemon Curd and Crushed Meringue "Mess"
x x x
Salted Caramel and Toasted Walnut Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice Cream.






















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





14 April 2017

Private Dinner Party, Jaime and Matt and Friends






It was a fabulous return visit to cook for Jaime and Matt this weekend, providing a tantalizing and delicious gourmet tasting menu in Chandlers Ford, Southampton. Having catered for them on several ocassions already, it was easy to set up in their "fab" kitchen and get things underway.... I was welcomed very warmly as always with a good cup of coffee which turned into a delicious glass of French red as the evening wore on :) Every course went down fabulously with plenty of good conversation around the table  to match. An all round fabulous evening of fabulous food and great wine with ChefGary ;)










Menu


Canapes:

Beetroot Bruschetta, Tomato, Chilli and Lime Salsa,
x x x
Chicken Satay, Cashew Nut Butter, Sesame, Soy Sauce, Ginger, 
x x x
Cumin and Coriander spiced Cauliflower and Carrot Bhaji,

x x x

Carpacio of British Beef, Oyster Sauce, Sesame Seeds, Spring Onion,

x x x

Crab and King Prawn Bisque, Seared King Scallop, King Prawn,

x x x

Asian inspired Crispy Duck Salad, 
Smoked Breast, Confit of Thigh, Water Melon, Roasted Fig, Cashew, Sprig Onion,
Fresh Mint, Coriander, Basil, Balsamic and Soy Reduction,

x x x

Garlic and Chilli marinated King Prawn, 
Green Curry Coconut Sauce, Egg Noodles,

x x x

Passion Fruit, Raspberry and Grand Marnier Sorbet,

x x x

Morrican Roast Chicken,
Sumak spiced Breast, Cumin and Garlic Crispy Thigh, Fennel Seed Bredcrumbes Wing,
Spiced Puy Lentils, Lemon Cous Cous, 
Roasted Red Pepper, Glazed Carrots,
Tamarind and Tomato "Tagine" Gravy,

x x x

Trio of Desserts:
Salted Caramel and Toasted Pecan Chcolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice-Cream,
x x x
Individual Toffee Apple and Oat Crumble,
x x x
Vanilla and Honeycomb Creme Brulee,

x x x

Petit Fours.




 


















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