1 February 2014

Private Dinner Party, Heidi Grimes



I held a one on one cooking lesson for Heidi last year and so it was brilliant to be invited back to cook for Heidi and her friends for their belated Christmas Party Dinner. A fabulous menu made for a brilliant evening, accompanied with friendly and felicitous conversation in a welcoming atmosphere. Made to feel a big part of the evening it was a huge pleasure to cook for everyone in benevolent company with plenty of great positive feed back.






I love cooking with spices and with Asian influence so having the Monk Fish starter was the perfect Dinner Party Dish for me, giving the taste buds a good workout with the Sweet and Sour, Salty and Spicy Sauce, with Coconut, Chilli, Tamarind and Fresh Coriander. A light Raspberry Sorbet Palette cleanser then made way for one of my Favourite dishes of Pork Fillet Wellington. Utilising and serving two separate cuts of Pork with the Tenderloin and the slow roasted Belly makes for a real celebration of a beautiful meat, giving variety in texture and depth of flavour. An Enticing Platter of Delectable Desserts at the end of Meal was a great way to finish to the Dinner, giving a wow factor to what was an another amazing Dinner Party all round. 





Menu


Canapes:

Beef Fillet Carpacio, Goats Cheese, Spring Onion, Black Pepper,
x x x
Salmon Gravlax, Horseradish, Lemon, Sea Salt,
x x x
Chicken Satay, Toasted Cashew and Chilli,


To Start:

Masala marinated Monk Fish Medallions, Tamarind, Coconut, Lemongrass, Fresh Coriander,
Garlic and Sesame Flat Bread,


Palette Cleanser:

Raspberry Sorbet,


Main-Course:

Pork Fillet Wellington, Sausage Meat and Black Pudding, Smoked Pancetta, 
Confit of Belly, Sea Salt Crackling, 
Celeriac Mash, Saute Green Beans, Caraway roasted Carrots,
Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce,


To Finish:

Platter of Desserts:
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Peanut Butter Ice cream,
x x x
Apple Tarte Tartin, Vanilla Ice cream,
 x x x
Chocolate Cheese Cake, Toasted Walnuts and Pecans,
x x x
Vanilla and Honeycomb Brulee.














"Just wanted to say a huge thank you again for last night - the dining experience was amazing, the food truly fabulous and all so relaxed - you made our evening extra special......" 
Heidi Grimes


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Tel: 07775560126   Email: Chef@Chefgary.co.uk




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