Hot & Cold Wedding Food
Whether you are looking for an inspiring buffet or a sit down meal, we hope our homemade hot food will get your taste buds tingling! We have listed just a selection of the sort of dishes we cook. The list is not exhaustive though so, if you don't see anything that lights your culinary candle, please feel free to ask us to put together a made-to-measure menu for you.... Karen absolutely loves doing that.
For those of you who don't eat meat, we can adapt pretty much all of these dishes to make them meat-free, or design a bespoke vegetarian selection for you on request.
Karen's meaty faves...
Boeuf Bourguignon. Beef slowly braised in red wine with fresh herbs, shallots, pancetta & dark gilled mushrooms.
Coq au vin. A rich chicken (or pheasant) dish with button onions, streaky bacon, herbs, red wine & mushrooms.
Coq au Riesling. So delicious.. made like Coq au Vin.. but with white wine & cream.
Game Casserole. A seasonal dish (usually October onwards) - really like boeuf bourguignon but with local game instead of beef (venison, and a few game birds!)
Lamb casserole with red wine & rosemary. Slowly braised lamb so that it falls apart & melts in the mouth.
Pork casserole with cider & apple. Another melt-in-the-mouth, slow braise.
Luxury fish pie with a crispy cheese topping. Smoked haddock, salmon, cod & prawns in a delicious cheese sauce with a smattering of dill & a creamy mashed potato top.
Luxury shepherd's or cottage pie with mashed potato, leek & cheese topping. If it's good enough for 'The Ivy' it's good enough for us!
Gourmet sausages with caramelised red onion gravy. Local sausages (all meat, no rusk) slowly cooked until deliciously sticky.
Meatballs in goulash sauce. Italy meets Hungary really.. homemade meatballs slowly cooked in tomato, red pepper & paprika sauce & a dollop of sour cream added at the end.
Braised steak au poivre in red wine. Delicious melt-in-your-mouth slices of steak, with crushed peppercorns, red wine & creme fraiche sauce.
Black bean chilli & avocada salsa. A really good chilli con carne basically.
Pork strogonoff with three mustards. Strips of pork tenderloin, gently sauteed with onion & mushroom & mixed into cream with Dijon, English & wholegrain mustards.
Chicken, leek and tarragon stroganoff
Pot roast beef with carrots and herb dumplings.
Cold Wedding Food
We offer both hot and cold wedding buffets, here's a recent example of a cold buffet menu.
Poached chicken in lightly spiced mayonnaise with fresh mango and pistachio nuts.
Ham hock terrine with English mustard.
Layered salmon, prawn and potato filo pie.
Pork & pancetta pies (with a quail's egg).
Chicken, leek and tarragon pies topped with creamy mashed potato.
Provençale tortilla cake. (V)
New potato, shallot and chive salad.
French bean, mange tout and hazelnut salad with orange dressing.
Roasted red beetroot and baby spinach salad with maple dressing and sunflower seeds.
Butter bean, sweet red pepper and herb salad with sweet chilli dressing..
We make the mini Yorkshire puddings, we roast the rare fillet of beef (from our friend Martyn the butcher), we make the bearnaise.
All the following ideas are designed to make the best of cold ingredients in perfect combinations and you can 'mix and match' between the cold food here and vegetables that appear next in 'sides, veg & salads'.
Home-cooked gammon with pineapple salsa.
Rare roast beef fillet with home-made bearnaise sauce.
Poached salmon with home-made hollandaise.
Three cheese, tomato and basil tart.
Spinach, ricotta, pine nuts and herb tart.
Provencal tortilla cake with roasted peppers and basil cream cheese.
Sliced chicken breast stuffed with pancetta, apricot and thyme.
Stuffed pork tenderloin in lemon, olive oil, garlic and basil.
Roasted red peppers stuffed with vine tomatoes and herbs.
A platter of Continental and local cheeses with home made chutneys and pickles.
A platter of cured meats with cornichons, olives and quails eggs.
Terrines of our fabulous pates, for example, smoked salmon & dill, chicken liver & pear brandy, Stilton & port, smoked mackerel and horseradish.
Don't be limited by what you see here - we'll cook you anything you like.
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