19 June 2017

Private Birthday Dinner Party, Pat and Family, Essex

"An Amazing 90th Birthday Celebration - Thank you Gary for making my dad’s 90th birthday celebration such a day to remember, both yourself and Liam were a big part of that special day. The menu was excellent as was the presentation, from the canap├ęs through to the dessert it was faultless. Each course was cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious, everyone so appreciated the hard work and effort put into making such a perfect lunch for all of us. To have a professional chef come to our home set up, cook and present the most amazing lunch was the ultimate luxury – thank you Gary" Pat Sullivan





We love to cook for any occasion, be it a special birthday, wedding anniversary, family get together or any other simply warranting celebrating with some special food at home. Our latest dinner party was held in Essex for a big birthday, hosted by Pat and her lovely family. We first cooked for Pat and her friends in The New Forest in a lovely holiday home, celebrating a fab hen party. It was a huge pleasure to be invited to travel upto Essex to cook again and cater for her Father's own celebrations :) Being welcomed warmly into their lovely home, we set up as normal, having all the preparation boxed off, leaving setting the table and finishes touches to be done prior to canapes. The day was absolutley fabulous, with a great atmosphere, delicious wines, superb food and lots of friendly compliments on each course. A huge pleasure to sample some of the wine but ofcourse, more so to cook for everyone :)









Menu 



Chef's delicious selection of canapes

x x x

Chicken liver parfait, garlic croute, caramelized red onion and balsamic chutney,

x x x

Seared King scallops, 
black pudding, peas, cauliflower,

x x x

Passion fruit sorbet,

x x x

Pave of pan roasted beef fillet, red wine gravy,
slow braised brisket pie,
Dauphinoise potatoes, roasted carrots, greens,

x x x

Trio of filled profiteroles:
Drak chocolate, orange and cointreau,
white chocolate and pistachio,
Bailey's and toffee.























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

7 June 2017

Private birthday dinner party, Rob and Shaz and family







The latest dinner party with ChefGary catered for an amazing birthday celebration for four guests in Melksham, Dorset, whom we have cooked for on many fabulous occasions. Always celebrating with a special gourmet tasting menu, there has been a fantastic repertoire of delicious dishes for each evening we have cooked for Rob and Shaz. This time, we served up a decadent array of canapes followed by seven superb plates of food, finishing off with a trio of cheese cakes ;) All went down superbly with everyone which made for another rewarding and enjoyable evening :)










Menu


Chicken liver and wild mushroom parfait, caramelised red onion chutney,
garlic croute, rocket, balsamic,

x x x

Roasted butternut squash, sweet potato and chilli soup, coconut and lime foam,

x x x

Pressed confit of pork belly, confit of duck egg yolk, sea salt crackling,
asparagus spears, apple sauce,

 x x x

Seared King scallop, garlic marinated King prawn, 
chorizo, roasted red pepper dressing, citrus dressed quinoa,

x x x

Mango and lime sorbet,

x x x

Pave of beef fillet, slow braised brisket and ox cheek pie, crisp pulled short rib, red wine gravy,
fondant potato, honey roasted parsnip and carrot, greens,

x x x

Trio of cheese cakes:
Coconut, mango and lime,
White chocolate and raspberry,
Dark chocolate and cointreau.









































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


30 May 2017

Private birthday dinner party celebration for Jackie and family, Portsmouth, Hampshire

"The food was spectacular, could not have been better. Everything was so lovely from the canapes onwards" 
Jackie Douglas







Our latest dinner party had us catering for 13 guests, celebrating a special birthday at home in Hampshire. Tastes were simple yet precise, requesting an elegant roast lamb dinner for the main course with a good old apple pie amongst the desserts, both being great comfort food for all. Having cooked for Jackie before for a surprise birthday last year it was a huge pleasure to be able to do so again so soon and the day went fabulously. Being welcomed so warmly and receiving fabulous feedback on all courses made for a fabulous Sunday! :) 





Menu



Chef's decadent selection of canapes:


To Begin:

Cream of roasted butternut squash, coconut, chilli and lime soup,
Panko breaded sweet potato, 


Main-course:

Pan roasted rump of British lamb, slow braised neck fillet, confit of belly,
Fondant potatoes, roasted carrots, honey glazed parsnips,
buttered greens, spiced red cabbage, red wine gravy.


To Finish:

Trio of desserts:
Apple pie, sweet pastry, vanilla custard,
x x x
Vanilla and honeycombe creme brulee,
x x x
Salted caramel and toasted walnut chocolate brownie, peanut butter ice cream.












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


24 May 2017

Private dinner party with Peter and Betty,

"We had a great time as did our guests and everyone thought it was the best food they had ever tasted. Thank you for the professional way in which you conducted the evening." Peter Deal




This weekend ChefGary and ChefMike travelled up together to cook for Peter and Betty in Hampshire, aiding to celebrate a very special wedding anniversary. One of our favourite tasting menus was served up for everyone, each course going down superbly with all the guests. It was a huge pleasure all round to create some fantastic food for such a grand occasion and we were both looked after extremely well. A fabulous evening all round and being offered some delicious red wine during the course of the evening was very much appreciated :)







Menu



Chef's delectable selection of canapes:

x x x

Amuse Bouche: Salmon and cod fish cake, asparagus spears, aioli, 

x x x

Wild mushroom and truffle soup, toasted walnuts,

x x x

Teryaki glazed chicken thigh, 
egg noodles, soy, honey ad cashew,

x x x

Seared King scallops, black pudding, cauliflower, peas,

x x x

Mago and lime sorbet,

x x x

Assiette of Asian inspired roast duck, soy and honey fused gravy,
5 spice seared breast, confit of leg, crsipy duck parcel,
duck fat roasted chips, chilli and balsamic red cabbage, fennel seed roasted carrots, 

x x x

Trio of filled profiteroles,
Dark choclate and Grand Marnier, Bailey's and toffee, white chocolate and pistachio,

x x x

Petit fours.



















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

11 May 2017

Private Birthday Dinner Party, Rob and Shazzi, Dorset







This weekend ChefGary catered a superb private dinner party in Dorset, providig a gourmet and delicious tasting menu for four. Being a return visit to some wonderful guests it was a fabulous evening, celebrating a special birthday in the comfort of home. Prior to the evening, we selected some past favourite dishes for the main menu and then left it to fill the remainding courses in as a great surprise on the night. As always, Rob and Shazzi were perfect hosts and the dinner party was full of great food, an enjotable and affable ambience and decadent wines. 










Menu


Chef's selection of decadent canapes:

xxx

Gin cured salmon, saffron pickled fennel, horseradish,

xxx

Wild field mushroom and porcini soup, truffle and soy foam, wild mushroom toasts,

xxx

Confit of pork belly, curried lentils, sea salt crackling,

xxx

Seared King scallops, black pudding, cauliflower, peas, 

xxx

Mango and lime sorbet,

xxx

Pan roasted fillet of British beef, garlic croute, chicken liver pate,
Dauphinoise potatoes, roasted carrots, asparagus spears,
Red wine gravy,

xxx

Trio of Desserts:
Strawberry, lemon curd and meringue "Mess"
xxx
Salted caramel and chocolate brownie, peanut butter ice cream,
xxx
Apple and caramelized fig oat crumble.





















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