29 November 2016

Private Dinner Party, Wedding Anniversary for Tara and David



I catered another superb Dinner Party this weekend with a return visit to Wiltshire, serving a delicious and gourmet tasting menu for Tara and David :) Having cooked a fabulous menu for them both along with their guests only  a few weeks ago, this time around, it was a more intimate environment with just the two of them celebrating a very special wedding anniversary. Having been given free range with the menu choices, it was a great pleasure to provide a tasty and delectable array of dishes, serving up some exquisite canapes and 7 more courses to enjoy. As before, I was made to feel more than welcome, enjoying the evening immensely as I  served each course, also sampling an extremely nectarous glass of red :) 












Menu



Canapes:



Honey, Dijon and Sesame Glazed Sausages,
x x x
Bruschetta, Chicken Liver Parfait, Caramelised Red Onion Chutney,
x x x
King Prawn Ball, Sweet Chilli,

x x x

Wild Mushroom and Truffle Soup,
Ciabatta Croutons, Truffle Oil,

x x x

Confit Pork Belly, Slow cooked Duck Egg Yolk, 
Sea Salt Pork Crackling, Chorio, Apple Sauce, Balsamic, 

x x x

Garlic and Chilli Marinated King Prawn, Seared Sea Bass Fillet, Green lip Mussells,
Samphire, Red Pepper and Chilli Dressing,

x x x

Raspberry Sorbet,

x x x

Seared Pave of Beef Fillet, Braised Ox Cheek,
Dauphinoise Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Tenderstem Broccoli, Asparagus Spears,
Red Wine Gravy,

x x x

Sharing Platter of Desserts:
White Chocolate and Pecan Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice Cream,
x x x
Mulled Fig, Pear and Cinnamon Oat Crumble, 
x x x
Vanilla and Honeycomb Creme Brulee,
x x x
Treacle Tart,

x x x

Petit Fours.





























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Bespoke ingredients and menus may incurr a supplement. Minimum charge for four persons.

22 November 2016

Private Dinner Party, Birthday Celebration, Studland Bay, Christina Colby






This weekend, I catered a superb birthday celebration dinner party in a beautiful hired holiday home in Studland Bay. I had only received the call for the booking the same week all the way from New York so it was amazing to feel that my presence was felt all the way over in America, (albeit online ;) With a bit of juggling, I was able to come up with a menu in super quick time and was really excited to be producing one of my fabulous gourmet dinners. Cooking a tasting menu for twelve is a big challenge in  a strange house but I was rewarded with a large kitchen, plenty of space and two huge ovens which were fab to work with :) Being made to feel so welcome on arrival always helps and it was such a huge pleasure cooking for such friendly and wonderful guests. it was especially rewarding to have two young "fans" watch me plate up the desserts towards the end of the meal and chat so enthusiastically about the food on the evening. :) By the time  I had cleared up, all guests were dancing in celabratory style, making a superb ending to a brilliant dinner party.











Menu




Canapes:


Honey, Dijon and Sesame Glazed Sausages, 
x x x
Chicken Satay, Soy, Ginger, Garam Masala, Cashew Nut Butter,
x x x
Spiced Cauliflower and Carrot Bhaji, Sweet Chilli Sauce,

x x x

Gazpachio,
Peppers, Tomatoes, Garlic, Cucumber, Fresh Basil, Olive Oil, Chilli,
Bruschetta, Black Olive, Blush Tomato, 

x x x

Goats Cheese, Beetroot, Saffron Pickled Pear, Crouton, Balsamic, Rocket,

x x x

Saute King Prawn, "Confit and Pan-Seared Pork Belly, Chorio, 
Apple Sauce, Prune "Ketchup" Sea Salt Crackling,

x x x

Mango and Lime Sorbet,

x x x

Pan Roast Rump of Lamb, Mutton and Lamb Shoulder Pie,
Dauphinoise Potatoes, Spiced Red Cabbage, Glazed Carrots, Asparagus Spears, 
Red Wine Gravy,

x x x

Trio of Desesrts:
Vanilla and Honeycomb Creme Brulee,
 x x x
Salted Caramel and Walnut Chocloate Brownie,
x x x
Caramelised Fig, Plum and Cinnamon Oat Crumble,

x x x

Petit Fours.
























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

19 November 2016

Private Birthday Dinner Party, Louisa McBain, Wiltshire

"Thank you for all your efforts and delicious food on my  birthday. It really was outstanding, we are all still dreaming about your puddings!" Louisa McBain





This weekend, ChefMike and I traveled up to Wiltshire together to cook for a very special birthday celebration. With an intimate number of six diners, it was a relaxed atmosphere and with a large kitchen to work in it made for a smooth service. We don't often get to cook out together as we get so busy on the weekends but cooking on a Wednesday evening allowed us to team up :) All courses were well received and Mike and I were made to feel very welcome, making another fabulous Dinner Party in a beautiful home.












Menu 



Canapes:

Chicken Satay, Soy, Ginger, Cashew and Chilli,
x x x
Bruschetta, Goats Cheee, Saffron Pickled Pear, Beetroot,
x x x
Chicken Liver Parfait, Caramelised Red Onion Chutney,
x x x
Crab and Celeriac Remoulade


To Begin:

Saute King Prawns, "Twice Cooked" Pork Belly, 
Pork and Prawn Cromesquis, Apple Sauce, Sea Salt Crackling,



Main-Course:

Pan roasted Loin of Lamb, Confit of Lamb Shoulder, Indovidual Mutton Pie,
Dauphinoise Potatoes, Celeriac Puree, Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, Spiced Red Cabbage, 
Red Wine Gravy,


To Finish:

Trio of Desserts:
Saltted Caramel, Walnut and Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice Cream,
x x x
Vanilla and Honeycomb Creme Brulee,
x x x
Raspberry, Lemon Curd and Meringue "Mess"




















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

16 November 2016

Private Dinner Party, Tasting menu with Jackie Douglass and Friends, South Sea,






I was Private Chef to a Fabulous Dinner Party for Jackie this weekend to help celebrate a surprise Birthday Celebration at home, providing an utmost delicious tasting menu. It was a great evening from start to finish, rounding off a superb journey from when Jackie first made contact to enquire about catering for her husband's birthday. All the dishes had been chosen from previous menus on my website months before and so finally getting to cater was fantastically rewarding :) Made to feel very welcome on arrival and also being spoilt to a beautiful kitchen to work in, I was all set for a great Dinner Party. I also had the huge pleasure of being introduced to an enticing Malbec from Chilli which was absolutley excuisite :)









Menu



Canapes:

Crispy Vegetable and Noodle Roll, Sweet Chilli,
x x x
Bruschetta, Goats Cheese, Saffron Poached Pear, Pickled Beetroot,
x x x
Sesame Seed, Dijon and Honey Glazed Sausages,

x x x

Roasted Butternut Squash, Coconut and Chilli Soup,

x x x

Teryaki Glazed Pork Belly, 
Curried Lentils, Sea Salt Crackling,

x x x

Tempura Sea Bass Fillet,
Sweet Chilli Noodles,

x x x

Raspberry Sorbet,

x x x

Pave of Pan Seared Beef Fillet, Slow Braised Ox Cheek Pie,
Hand Cut Chips, Buttered Greens, Glazed Carrots, Red Wine Gravy,

x x x

Trio of Desserts:
Salted Caramel and Walnut Chocolate Brownie,
x x x
Vanilla and Honeycomb Creme Brulee,
x x x
Raspberry, Lemon Curd and Meringue "Mess"

x x x

Cheese Plate.




















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

7 November 2016

Private Dinner Party with ChefGary, Tara and David, Durley, Wiltshire




This weekend I took a lovely drive to Malborough in Wiltshire to cater for a table of 8 fabulous guests celebrating at home. It was the first time cooking for Tara and David and so didn't have any previous experience of the kitchen.  Although I was pleased to see I would be working with good kitchen top area, I never let anything get in the way of producing delicious and fantastic looking food, be it various cooking facilities, confined work space or other challenging logistics. As my top priority is always the end result of the food on the plate I love the constant challenge of working in different environments every weekend. One of the many reasons I so love what I do :) On a very friendly arrival with a cup of coffee, I unpacked, set up and got to work. The whole evening went really well, with all guests making me most welcome throughout the evening. I was given free range with the menu by Tara and so it was fantastic to produce each course and get positive feed back on every dish for the duration of the dinner. :)










Menu



Canapes: 

Bruschetta, Spiced Baby Tomato, Lme and Chilli Salsa,
x x x
BBQ Glazed Pork Belly, Sea Salt Crackling,
x x x
Crisp Vegetable and Noodle Roll, Sweet Chilli,
x x x
Bruschetta, Moarella, Blush Tomato,


To Begin:

Tuna Sashimi, Wasabi Creme Fraiche, 
Pickled Fennel and Carrot salad, Soy, Ginger, Chilli Dressing,
Tempura King Prawn,


Main-Course:

Pave of Pan Roasted Beef Fillet, Ragu of Red Wine Slow Braised Brisket,
Dauphioise Potatoes, Red Cabbage, Greens,


To Finish:

Trio of Desserts:
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Vanilla Custard,
x x x
Plum, Fig and Oat Crumble,
 x x x
Salted Caramel and Walnut Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice-Cream.
























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