22 August 2014

Private Dinner Party, Steve and Friends





My latest Dinner Party was catered for near Bursledon in Hampshire, held on a Tuesday night for six great friends simply celebrating each other's company with some fantastic food. I was really excited to be serving the starter as I only recently came up with a fantastic Vodka cured Salmon dish after being inspired by Janine's amazing Cucumber Vodka at Discover Wines. Served with a pickled Cucumber and spring Onion Salad, I was really chuffed with the flavour and it is now part of one of my Gourmet Seven Course Menus. Following with one of my top favourite dishes, my Beef Fillet Wellington went down a real treat, served with a portion of slow braised Brisket in a Rich Red wine Gravy. All guests were perfect diners, bringing jovial banter to the table and giving great feedback on the evening's cooking. It was really great to also enjoy a small glass of Delicious Red at the end of the evening supplied by the lovely Janine.







Menu


Canapes:

Water Melon, Marinate Feta, Fresh Mint Leaf,
x x x
Bruschetta, Blue Stilton, Comte, Caramelized Red Onion, spiced Beetroot Chutney,
x x x
Crispy Duck Roll, Sweet Chilli,


To Begin:

Vodka Cured Salmon, Pickled Cucumber and Spring Onion Salad, 
Horseradish and Lemon Creme Fraiche,
Mini Salmon Fish Cake, Shot of Cucmuber Vodka,


Main-Course:

Beef Fillet Wellington, Wild Mushroom Pate, Parma Ham, crisp Pastry, 
Slow Braised Brisket, Red Wine Gravy,
Dauphinoise Potatoes, roasted Carrots, Green Beans, spiced Red Cabbage,


To Finish:

Trio of Desserts:
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice-cream,
x x x
Warmed Double Chocolate, Chilli and Mango Brownie, Pistachio and Mint Ice-cream,
x x x
Cardamom, Vanilla and Mango Cheese cake, Vanilla and Coconut Tuille.












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