Private Dinner Party, Paul and Lorna Benton




I spent this weekend catering for a great friendly couple who hosted a Private Dinner Party with their parents in Winchfield, Hampshire. It was the third time cooking for Paul and Lorna and each time has been a complete pleasure. Making it extra special this time around was cooking for their two young boys as well! Great fans of my food, Henry and Joshua have amazing palettes for boys their age and it really made my evening when they wolfed down their plates of Roast Chicken and fresh Vegetables, followed by Chocolate Fondant with Honeycomb Ice-cream. The rest of the evening went really well, serving one of my most popular and all time favourite main courses and then finishing off with a trio of desserts. 






Menu


To Begin:

Stilton, Beetroot, Pear and Parma Ham
x x x
Duck and Black Pudding Terrine, Spiced Fig Chutney
x x x
Smoked Salmon, Horseradish, Cream Cheese, Black Pepper

To Start:

Crab and Smoked Salmon Thermidor, Leek, Tarragon, Ossau Iraty
or
Baked Goats Cheese, Blush Tomatoes, Rocket, Balsamic

Main-Course:

Fillet of Beef Wellington, Wild Mushroom and Truffle Pate, Parma Ham, Crisp Pastry,
Roasted New Potatoes, Caraway roasted Chantenay Carrots, Asparagus, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, 
Red wine Gravy

To Finish:

Trio of Desserts:
Chocolate, Cinnamon and Orange Fondant
x x x
Honeycomb and vanilla Ice cream
x x x
Chocolate and Raspberry Cheese cake.







"Chef Gary's food is amazing. It was so good I used a spatula to scrape my plate clean! Yummy, yummy come again soon Gary." Joshua, aged 8,

Comments

Lorna Benton said…
A message from Joshua age 8: "Chef Gary's food is amazing. It was so good I used a spatula to scrape my plate clean! Yummy, yummy come again soon Gary."
Gary Ashley said…
Thanks Joshua, it was a pleasure to cook for you and Henry. ;-)