21 July 2015

Private Dinner Party, 11 Course Gourmet Menu with Pete, Carly, Emily and Stuart

"Every course was absolute delight, can't wait for the next occasion" Emily Seddon




It's been a fabulous weekend of cooking and on Saturday night I had the huge pleasure of coming up with a surprise taster menu for four great friends who all love, enjoy and appreciate great food!! :) The whole menu was meat free, utilising some amazing fish and shellfish and some beautiful vegetarian ingredients into some delicious plates of food. I traveled to near Bournemouth, bringing everything with me, cooking in Pete and Carly's new kitchen which was fantastic to work in :) Holding a large island in the middle, it was a complete joy to get started and my diners decided on enjoying the first few courses in the kitchen on the other side whilst I produced the evening's delights. As each course was served, we relayed the cutlery from the main table onto the island and before we knew it, about four hours later, all eleven courses had been enjoyed and devoured in the kitchen. It was a super atmosphere to work in and was great to be part of the evening :) Although having my guests enjoy my food is usually the most rewarding part of the evening the utmost highlight was getting to meet Baby Olivia for the first time as on the last occasion  I cooked for Emily she was still holding her bump well, Olivia yet to join us:)













Menu



Canapes:

Avocado and Spring Onion Sushi Maki, Pickled Ginger,
x x x
Crispy Carrot and Onion Bhaji, Chilli, Turmeric, Ginger, Fresh Coriander,
x x x
Bruschetta, Blush Tomato Hummus, Goats Cheese, Fresh Basil,

x x x

Black Treacle and Dijon Cured Salmon, Rocket Leaves,

x x x

Roasted Sweet Potato and Chilli Soup, 

x x x

Asian spiced Crab and Spring Onion Fritter and Crab and Avocado Sushi,  
Soy, Ginger and Sesame Dipping Sauce,

x x x

Individual Wild Mushroom, Asparagus, Puy Lentil and Truffle Infused Pie, Shortcrust Pastry,

x x x

Garlic marinated King Prawn and Lobster Claw, Yellow Thai Curry Sauce, Coconut, Turmeric, Coriander, Ginger and Green Chilli, Egg Noodles,

x x x

Mango and Lime Sorbet,

x x x 

Seared Sea-Bass Fillet, Sea-Bass and Crab Cake, Curried Lentils, Black Bean, Soy and Miso Broth, Tempura Asparagus, 

x x x

Iced "Lemon Meringue Pie" Parfait, Lemon Sherbet, Crisp Pastry Pieces, Crunchy Meringue, Raspberry Coulis, Lemon Curd and Raspberry Mille Fuille,

x x x

Duo of Sticky Toffee Pudding and Chocolate and Salted Caramel Brownie, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream, Caramel Tuille, Roasted Nut Brittle, Vanilla Custard,

x x x

Cheese-Board, Spiced Pear Chutney, Toasted Pitta.






















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