Festive Menus

Christmas Dinner (French Style) 

Glass of Champagne and Canapés on arrival

Smoked salmon blinis - trout caviar

Pear and parma ham forks

Aubergine and pine-nut fritters - roast tomato sauce

Seafood platter

Oysters on ice - mignonette sauce 

crevettes - lemon 

Bulot (french sea snails) - garlic mayonnaise 

Starter

Foie gras - fig and red onion jam - toasted brioche

Main

Roast goose with chestnut stuffing - garlic and rosemary potatoes - braised red cabbage - broccoli - pan jus

Cheese Course

cheese taster plate with confiture

13 Desserts of Christmas

buche de noel (yule log)

  figs - prunes - raisins

walnuts - almonds - hazelnuts

marzipan sweets - nougat

cumin and fennel seed biscuits

pain d'epice

oranges - grapes 

Christmas Lunch (British Style)

Champagne (or Bucks Fizz) and Canapés

Pigs in blankets (tomato and olive skewers veggie)

Black olive shortbread biscuits - parsley pesto - goats cheese

Aubergine and pine nut fritters - roast tomato sauce

Starter

Beetroot and gin cured salmon gravlax - horseradish creme fraiche

(gin cured beetroot and goats cheese - veggie option)

Main

Roast Turkey - pork, sage and onion stuffing 

Roast Potatoes - cooked in duck fat

Honey glazed carrots and parsnips

Brussel sprouts - orange zest and chestnuts

Cauliflower cheese - creamy leek and cheddar sauce

Pan jus gravy - cranberry sauce - bread sauce

Dessert

Traditional Christmas pudding - brandy sauce

Sherry trifle - layers of sponge fingers - fruit jelly - custard and whipped cream

Cheese board

Selection of local cheese - chutney - crackers

Vegetarian Christmas Menu

Canapés

Black olive shortbread biscuits - parsley pesto - goats cheese

aubergine and pine nut fritters - roast tomato sauce

White bean and sage crostini

Starter

Cauliflower and parsnip chowder - soft herb oil

Main

Butternut squash, beetroot, feta and spinach parcel - balsamic reduction

Roast potatoes - sunflower oil

Honey glazed carrots and parsnips

Brussel spouts - orange zest and chestnuts

Cauliflower cheese - creamy leek and cheddar sauce

Cranberry sauce - bread sauce

Dessert 

Traditional - Christmas pudding - brandy sauce

Sherry trifle - layers of sponge fingers - fruit jelly - custard and whipped cream

Cheese board

Selection of local cheese - chutney - crackers 

Festive cocktail buffet

Savory

Prawn cocktail endive boats

Chicken drumsticks - marinated in bbq sauce

 Sausage rolls - Worcestershire tomato ketchup

Crostini with 2 toppings - tomato and basil - white bean and sage

Aubergine and pine nut fritters - roast tomato sauce

Mini caramelised red onion and feta tarts

Blinis - trout caviar - creme fraiche - cress

Mini Cornish or veggie pasties

Sandwich 'fingers' or wraps - choice of fillings

Charcuterie and cheese grazing tables - chutney - pickles - fruits - breads

Dessert table

Triple chocolate brownie squares

Mini pavlova - Fresh cream and winter berries

Baileys panna cotta cups