18 August 2016

Private Dinner Party, Tasting menu with Jaime and Matt Webb, Southampton, Hampshire




This weekend was another super busy one as I had some fabulous back to back Dinner Parties catering for some amazing guests from all over the world :) Amongst them all, I cooked a superb tasting menu locally in Chandlers Ford for Jaime, Matt and family, being a huge pleasure to cook for the 6 of them with some delectable plates of fantastic ingredients. I had a great evening doing so and enjoyed a glass of red wine in between courses which went down very well. Made to feel very welcome throughout, it was another fabulous dinner party.










Menu



Canapes:

Mini Poppadum, Tomato, Chilli and Lime Salsa,
x x x
Bruschetta, Smoked Mackerel and Horseradish Pate,
x x x
Glazed Chipolatas. Honey, Dijon and Sesame Seeds,

x x x

Smoked Haddock Cromesquis, Buttered Spinach, Chilli,

x x x

King Prawn and Crab Bisque, Garlic Croute,

x x x

Ham Hock Terrine, Asparagus Spears, Confit Duck Egg Yolk,

x x x

Vodka Cured Salmon, Pickled Cucumber and Spring Onion, Shot of Cucumber Vodka,

x x x

Mango and Lime Sorbet,

x x x

Pan-Roasted Sirloin of British Beef, Red Wine Braised Brisket, 
Crispy Confit of Short Rib, Ox Cheek,
Dauphinoise Potatoes, Baby Vegetables,

x x x

Trio Of Desserts:
Summer Berry Pudding, Raspberry Ripple Ice-Cream,
x x x
Chocolate and Grand Marnier Mousse, Cashew Nut Brittle,
x x x
Vanilla and Honeycomb Creme Brulee.


















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


11 August 2016

Private Dinner Party, Kelly and Nik Hennessy, Bournemouth,

"Absolutely fantastic food and a wonderful professional yet friendly service . All our guests loved the meal . Thanks Gary"   Kelly Hennessy





I catered a Brilliant Birthday Dinner Party this weekend, providing canapes and three delicious courses for a lovely bunch of friends celebrating in style at their lovely home in Bournemouth. Arriving a few hours prior to the first of the food being served gave me plenty of time to set up, with the kitchen already having been perfectly cleared for me.  I had lots of plates to put out and everybody was eating in the garden under the cover of a small marquee, and the weather held up nicely for the occasion. :) A brilliant evening overall, serving up some really tasty and delectable plates of ChefGary food ;)










Menu



Canapes:

Cured Salmon, Spring Onion, Rocket, Lemon,
x x x
Bruschetta, wild Mushrooms, Blue Cheese, 
x x x
Glazed Chipolatas, Honey, Dijon, Sesame Seeds,


To Begin:

Pressed Crispy Confit of Pork Belly, Ham Hock Terrine, 
Asparagus Spears, Confit Duck Egg Yolk, Sea Salt Crackling,

OR

Goats Cheese and Pear Ravioli, Beetroot, Rocket,


Main-Course:

Roast Plate of Guinea Fowl,
Pan Roasted Breast, Rocket and Spinach Mousseline,
Bread crumbed "Boneless" Drumstick, Garlic, Wild Mushrooms, 
Bubble and Squeak Cake, Green Beans, wrapped in Pancetta,
Natural Gravy,


To Finish:

Trio of Desserts
Raspberry, Vanilla and Honeycomb Creme Brulee, 
x x x
Fig and Cinnamon Oat Crumble, Vanilla Creme Fraiche,
x x x
Salted Caramel, Walnut and Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice-Cream.





















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

8 August 2016

Private Dinner Party, Carole and Paul Hoode,

"Thanks so much Gary for the fantastic menu for Paul's 50th birthday all courses not only looked scrumptious they tasted delicious we shall certainly book again"   Carole Hoode





I've had a fantastic busy couple of months cooking for dinner parties, bbq's and a few weddings in between, though this weekend I was simply kept super busy cooking for a fabulous birthday dinner party with which I have been looking forwards to for a long time. Having had the dinner party date in my diary for several months, the menu secured and everything raring to go, it was such a huge pleasure to finally go out cooking. A superb tasting menu was set for the evening, with an eclectic mix of vegetarian, pescatarian and meat eating guests, so quite a challenge laid ahead but certainly an exciting one. All food went out as planned to a great group of family and friends, making for such a rewarding experience, gaining brilliant feedback from each course. I also got to taste a new South African red which really got my taste buds going :) uch a great evening all round which is why I love my job sooo much :)













Menu


Canapes:

Watermelon, Halloumi, Fresh Mint,
x x x
Crispy Vegetable Spring Roll,
x x x
Bruschetta, Blue Stilton, Spiced Pear Chutney,

x x x

Butternut Squash, Coconut and Chilli Soup,

x x x

Poached Duck Egg Yolk, Seared Artichoke, Asparagus Spears, Pickled Beetroot,

x x x

Tuna Sahimi, Lime and Ginger Pickled Fennel and Coriander Salad,
OR
Charred Halloumi, Lime and Ginger Pickled Fennel and Coriander Salad,

x x x

Raspberry Sorbet,

x x x

Slow Braised Brisket of British Beef, Red Wine Gravy. pulled Ox Cheek Pie,
Dauphinoise Potatoes, Green beans, Carrots,
Or
Seared Salmon and King Prawns, Butter Tarragon Sauce,
Or
Wild Mushroom, Puy Lentil and Truffle Pie,

x x x

Grand Marnier and Chocolate Fondant, Glazed Cherry, Peanut Butter Ice-Cream,

x x x

"Jelly and Custard"
Vanilla and Honeycomb Creme Brulee, Srawberry and Elderflower Jelly,

x x x

Petit Fours.
























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





31 July 2016

Private Dinner Birthday Dinner Party, Vassallo, N'r Brighton

"Absolutely fantastic, thank you for all your hard work in providing yet again, a truly incredible and special meal for us all" Jamie Vassallo







I cooked up a fabulous menu for a joint birthday dinner party with canapes and three courses for a table of fourteen this weekend. It was especially rewarding to do so as I had catered the wedding for Dr James and his lovely bride, Vicki, the year before at Sopley Mill. :) For the Birthday celebration, I traveled to a beautiful hired home on the sea front, setting up in an open plan kitchen whilst all the guests enjoyed some drinks outside. Canapes were served shortly after, before seating at the beautifully laid table to enjoy a delicious array of plated courses which had been carefully planned over the coming months leading up to the dinner party. Everything went superbly, making for a really super evening. :)








Menu 



Canapes:

Mini Poppadum, Pulled Curried Lamb, Mint Leaf,
x x x
Crispy Duck Roll, Sweet Chilli,
x x x
Bruschetta, Baby Plum tomato, Chilli and Lime Salsa, 
x x x
Honey, Dijon Glazed Chipolatas, Sesame Seeds,


To Begin:

Blue Stilton, Pear and Walnut Salad,
Pickled, Raw and Puree Spiced Pear, Crumbed Stilton, Rocket, Toasted Walnuts, 
Garlic Croutons, Balsamic and Red Wine Dressing,


Main-Course:

Seared Duck Breast, Individual Confit Duck  Leg Pie, 
Dauphinoise Potatoes, Buttered Carrots, Asparagus Spears, Cherry and Red Wine Gravy,


To Finish:

Trio of Desserts,
Summer Berry Pudding,
x x x
Apple and Blueberry Oat Crumble,
x x x
Salted Caramel, Walnut Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice-Cream.















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

15 July 2016

Private Birthday Dinner Party, Katherine and Friends, Yateley, Hampshire




This weekend has been fantastic, with so many amazing dinner parties and Friday night was especially so!!  I had a return trip to Yateley to cook for the Lovely Katherine and Tony whom I have catered for several times before, also having cooked for their two children at Yateley Manor school on hundreds of occasions in previous years before I became a Private Chef :) This time around, I created a seven course gourmet menu to feed ten diners in their lovely home, coming up with a delicious array of dishes, including catering for a dairy intolerant and celiac diet. Canapes were served in the kitchen area, before the guests moved to the dining area to be seated for the remaining courses. All went exceedingly well, each course going down marvelously, being enjoyed by every diner. :)









Menu



Canapes:

Mini Poppadom, Baby Plum Tomato, Chilli and Lime Salsa, 
x x x
Honey, Dijon and Sesame Glazed Chipolatas,
x x x
Crisp Confit of Lamb Shouder, Fresh Mint,

x x x

Roasted Butternut Squash, Coconut, Chilli and Ginger Soup,

x x x

5 Spiced Seared Duck Breast, Tamarind and BBQ Pulled Duck Leg,
Water Melon, Cashew Nut, Cucumber, Spring Onion, Pomegranate Seeds,

x x x

Twice Cooked Pork Belly, Breaded King Prawn, Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Dressing,

x x x

Raspberry Sorbet,

x x x

Pave of Beef Fillet, Pulled Short Rib and Ox Cheek Pie, 
Dauphinoise Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, Asparagus Spears,
Red Wine Gravy,

x x x

Trio of Desserts:
Mango, Coconut and Lime Cheese Cake, Coconut Granola, 
 x x x
Salted Caramel, Toasted Walnut and Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice-Cream,
x x x
Summer Berry Pudding. 



















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