27 April 2017

ChefGary Caters Private Charity Dinner Party in Winchester, Hampshire for Sarah and Friends





This weekend, ChefGary and ChefMike went out to cook for Leanne and Ian and friends in their lovely home near Winchester. Hosting a dinner party event in support of children's cancer research along with Sarah who has spent an incredible amount of time and energy in training for the London Marathon in hope to make a difference with her efforts. Finally getting to run last Sunday, Sarah ran the race in an incredible time, all the support and money raised certainly beng well earned!! But prior to the incredible hard slog on the day, a fabulous dinner party was catered for and enjoyed for eight good friends all showing their support. Serving up some delicious canapes along with arrival drinks before a further four flavourful and outstanding plates pf decadent food followed, all going down exceptionally well on the evening.









As Mike and I went out together, I was able to get a few action shots of the plating up. It was great to catch ChefMike in action during the course of the evening and we also had a captivated young audience whilst the canapes were being served up. 











Menu



Canapes:

Cumin, Coriander and Ginger Spiced Cauliflower and Carrot Bhaji, Sweet Chilli,
x x x
WaterMelon, Marinated Feta, Fresh Mint Skewer,
x x x
Prawn and Crayfish Cocktail, Avocado, Fresh Dill,


To Begin:

Roasted Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Chilli and Coconut Soup,


To Start:

Confit of Crisp Pork Belly, Sea Salt Crackling,
King Prawn,
Pea Puree, Pea Shoots, Apple Sauce,


Main-Course:

Pan Seared Duck Breast, 
Fondant Potato, Broccoli, Green Beans, Roasted Carrots, Spiced Red Cabbage,
Red Wine Gravy,


To Finish:

Trio of Desserts:
Coffee and Honeycomb Creme Brulee,
x x x
Raspebrry, Lemon Curd and Crushed Meringue "Mess"
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





14 April 2017

Private Dinner Party, Jaime and Matt and Friends






It was a fabulous return visit to cook for Jaime and Matt this weekend, providing a tantalizing and delicious gourmet tasting menu in Chandlers Ford, Southampton. Having catered for them on several ocassions already, it was easy to set up in their "fab" kitchen and get things underway.... I was welcomed very warmly as always with a good cup of coffee which turned into a delicious glass of French red as the evening wore on :) Every course went down fabulously with plenty of good conversation around the table  to match. An all round fabulous evening of fabulous food and great wine with ChefGary ;)










Menu


Canapes:

Beetroot Bruschetta, Tomato, Chilli and Lime Salsa,
x x x
Chicken Satay, Cashew Nut Butter, Sesame, Soy Sauce, Ginger, 
x x x
Cumin and Coriander spiced Cauliflower and Carrot Bhaji,

x x x

Carpacio of British Beef, Oyster Sauce, Sesame Seeds, Spring Onion,

x x x

Crab and King Prawn Bisque, Seared King Scallop, King Prawn,

x x x

Asian inspired Crispy Duck Salad, 
Smoked Breast, Confit of Thigh, Water Melon, Roasted Fig, Cashew, Sprig Onion,
Fresh Mint, Coriander, Basil, Balsamic and Soy Reduction,

x x x

Garlic and Chilli marinated King Prawn, 
Green Curry Coconut Sauce, Egg Noodles,

x x x

Passion Fruit, Raspberry and Grand Marnier Sorbet,

x x x

Morrican Roast Chicken,
Sumak spiced Breast, Cumin and Garlic Crispy Thigh, Fennel Seed Bredcrumbes Wing,
Spiced Puy Lentils, Lemon Cous Cous, 
Roasted Red Pepper, Glazed Carrots,
Tamarind and Tomato "Tagine" Gravy,

x x x

Trio of Desserts:
Salted Caramel and Toasted Pecan Chcolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice-Cream,
x x x
Individual Toffee Apple and Oat Crumble,
x x x
Vanilla and Honeycomb Creme Brulee,

x x x

Petit Fours.




 


















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






4 April 2017

Private Dinner Party with ChefGary, Andrew Black and Friends, Hampshire




This weekend started off fabulously, cooking for Andrew and Naomi in their lovely home in Swanick. Andrew is a dab hand in the kitchen himself and so the pressure was on from the beginning!! :) We were cooking for a table six great friends, providing one of our fabulous gourmet tasting menus, with Smoked Duck, Curried King Prawns and Moroccan inspired Chicken being some of the fantastic ingredients of the dinner party evening. All the plates of food were polished off with plenty of great feedback and all were enjoyed with some exquisite wines as Andrew has a beautifully vast collection in his cellar. We were lucky enough to sample a glass of some terrific and resplendent red which really topped off a wonderful evening of cooking a splendid array of tasty dishes :) 










Menu


Canapes:
Bruschetta, Tomato Salsa, Fresh Lime, Coriander,
x x x
Caulliflower and Carrot Bhaji, Sweet Chilli,
x x x
Chicken Satay, Cashew Butter, Chilli, Soy, Ginger,

x x x

Carpacio of Seared British Beef, Oyster Sauce, Spring Onion and Red Pepper,

x x x

Roasted Squash, Sweet Potato, Coconut, Chilli and Ginger Soup,

x x x

Asian Duck Salad:
Smoked Breast, Confit of Crisp Thigh, Water Melon, Pomegranate, Cashew, Cucumber, 
Spring Onion, Roasted Fig, Fresh Mint, Coriander and Basil,

x x x

Garlic and Lime Marinated King Prawn,
Green Curry Sauce,

x x x

Mango and Lime Sorbet,

x x x

Moroccan inspired Chicken:
Sumak Spiced and Roasted Breast, Cumin and Garlic Crisp Thigh, 
Confit Wing in Fennel Seed Crumb, Spiced Cous Cous, Curried Puy Lentils, 
Roasted Vegetables, Charred Apricot, Tomato and Tamarind "Tagine" Gracy

x x x

Trio of Desserts:
Toffee Apple and Oat Crumble,
x x x
Cardamom and Honeycomb Creme Brulee,
x x x
Salted Caramel and Toasted Pecan Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice-Cream,

x x x

Petit Fours.



















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