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Who doesn't like a good party?
Whether you're hitching yourself to your soulmate or throwing a bash for your friends, food is an important part of the day.
From mouth-watering canapes to impressive Petit Fours with coffee and everything in between, contact us for a personal quote for your function.



The following menu options are designed for larger groups:




Canape Options:
Standing around with food in one hand and a drink in the other as you make your way through the crowd trying to talk to everyone at once. 

Olive & rosemary scones with whipped Brie and semi-dried cherry tomato
Cognac Foie Gras on toasted brioche with fig & balsamic chutney
Smoked salmon on fresh blinis with creme fraiche & salmon caviar
Mushroom & blue cheese wantons with a chili herbed dipping sauce
Mini battered hotdogs with a spiced tomato sauce
Sushi rolls with pickled ginger & wasabi
Profiteroles stuffed with herbed goats cheese & sundried tomato
Carpaccio of beef with roquette & horseradish cream in a mini Yorkshire pudding
Houmous on pita crisps with spiced roasted peppers



Starter Options:

Chili, lemongrass & coconut soup with a crispy lentil & blue cheese dumpling and baby leek & coriander salad
Caramelised red onion, beetroot & goats cheese tart with a salad of roquette, apple & toffee walnuts
Coriander & lime-cured salmon on pickled cucumber with a light wasabi dressing & smoked caviar
Spiced goats cheese parcels on walnut & grape salad with balsamic syrup & roquette
Nut roasted beets with grilled asparagus & confit duck. Served with watercress & hazelnut dressing
Panfried Foie Gras on poached pear & marinated date salad with caramelised walnuts & balsamic syrup



Main Course Options:

Rosemary & garlic studded lamb roasts with celeriac puree, green beans and balsamic-roasted tomato
Beef Wellingtons with pea puree, broccoli and almond butter, plum chutney and basil pesto. 
Pan-roasted duck breast on spinach & oyster mushrooms with a confit & foie gras ravioli on sweet potato puree
Sundried tomato and Mozzarella-stuffed chicken on roasted Mediterranean vegetables and crispy polenta
Grilled Guinea fowel on green beans & snowpeas with mango salsa and gingered mango couli.
Confit salmon on beetroot risotto with braised spring onion and horseradish mousse


Vegetarian Main Course Options:

Pumpkin & feta cannelloni with roasted beetroot, asparagus & oyster mushrooms
Sticky shallot tarte tatins, wild mushrooms, roasted red pepper couli & confit peppers
Onions & blue cheese filo parcels on spiced lentil Dahl with aubergine caviar & Dukkah Swiss chard



Dessert Options:

Caramel & Baileys cheesecake with butterscotch toffee ice cream and toffee pecans
Pears poached in spiced red wine with a licorice & Sambuca ice cream on a mocha fudge brownie
Apple Tarte Tatin with Grand Marnier & vanilla ice cream
Chocolate & Baileys ganache slice with white Creme de Menthe ice cream
Sticky date puddings with caramel sauce, caramelised pecans & vanilla bean ice cream
Lemon & honey parfait with mixed berries & pistachio spun sugar



Petit Fours (with coffee) Options:
Petit Fours is a flash way of saying 'tiny sweet treats'. Pick your way through them with your end-of-evening coffee.

Chocolate caramel slices
Chocolate & Maldon caramel truffles
Chocolate & Baileys truffles
Raspberry & coconut coated mini sponge cubes with cream filling (NZ favourite!)
Pistachio macaroons
White chocolate & pistachio 'Daim' bar with Sel de Camargue butterscotch



Buffet Menu Options:
Buffets are the perfect way to supply food to your friends without having people hovering nearby asking if 'everything is alright' constantly. Serve yourself at your leasure until the last man is standing.


Spinach, feta & pinenut quiche
Tomato & Camembert tartes
Potato & chorizo frittata
Assorted meat platter
Cheese platter
Assorted sandwhiches
Assorted wraps
Handmade sausage rolls
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Fragrant Moroccan couscous salad
Pasta salad with fresh basil pesto, sundried tomatoes & feta
Green salad with cucumber & mint
Buttercrunch lettuce with bacon & croutons
Lambs lettuce with smoked chicken, brie & pinenuts
Roquette, pepper-cured duck & white balsamic syrup
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Baked lemon tart
Pear & frangipane tart
Chocolate & raspberry torte



BBQ Menu Options:
Summer BBQs rock. We all know it. Now you can have a cold drink in each hand because we are taking care of the grills. Now go and mingle.


Beef, chilli & ginger burgers
Caribbean chicken burgers
Spice-rubbed BBQ leg of lamb
Lemon & rosemary deboned chicken legs
Marinated BBQ spare ribs
Entrecote steaks with a spice rub
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Chickpea, cucumber, garlic & mint salad
New potato salad with sundried tomato pesto & roquette
Lemon, golden sultana & mint couscous
Roasted Mediterranean vegetable salad
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Green salad with fresh herbs
Bread baskets & butter



13-Course Tapas Menu:
Tapas are a Spanish idea of loads of little courses constantly coming out of the kitchen for everyone to tuck into. Conversation is flowing as smoothly as the food. Lots of fun and you can experience many different flavours and overeat until we have to roll you home.


 Goats cheese & red onion tart

Mozzarella balls crumbed & deepfried with cranberry sauce
Garlic mushrooms
Patatas Bravas
Spanish Omelette
Garlic breads
Fish Goujons with tartare sauce & lemon wedges
Mussels in a creamy white wine & garlic sauce
Chicken wings with chilli oil
Boneless chicken pieces cooked with garlic, olive oil & chilli
Chorizo pan fried with peppers, potatoes & roquette
Meatballs in a rich tomato & garlic sauce
Apple Tarte Tatin



  



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