Something special


The following are sample menus – exact content & cost will depend on seasonality & your particular requirements.  I will work with you to ensure the menu is the right one for your needs.

You can tailor the menus to suit your needs – mix & match between menus and also from the menus on our other Dinner Party pages.

Prices are dependent on the menu chosen and whether or not you require a simple drop-off or the full waitress service.

An average cost for a ‘Something Special’ drop-off menu, would be around £25 per head (this would not include the cocktail, due to being a drop-off).  An average ‘Something Special’ menu with full waitress service would be £40-45 per head. 

Organic versions of the meals can also be supplied at an extra cost – please enquire.

Having friends over for dinner?  Why not take advantage of our seasonal ‘menu of the month’?  A complete 3 course meal, delivered to your home, focussing on what’s in season.  You can opt for a drop-off only at the cost indicated, or if you require a full waitress service, an extra cost will be incurred.  See details here.

Something Special – Sample Menu 1

Negroski Cocktail

A vodka, red Martini & Campari cocktail

Tomato, Mozzarella & Tapenade Crostini

Canape of homemade crostini topped with homemade tapenade, tomato, mozzarella & basil

Asparagus & Parmesan Butter

Seasonal asparagus served with a rich Parmesan butter

Lemon Sorbet

A classic palate cleanser of homemade lemon sorbet

Steak & Mushroom Carbonade

High quality braising steak slow-cooked with wild mushrooms, onions, garlic & Madeira then baked & finished with a baked homemade French bread topping & garnished with parsley

Orange Panna Cotta

Homemade creamy orange flavoured panna cotta served with caramelised oranges & a homemade biscuit

Coffee & Melting Middle Truffles

Homemade plain chocolate truffles filled with a creamy caramel ‘melting middle’

Something Special – Sample Menu 2

Kir Royale Cocktail

A blackcurrant liqueur & Prosecco cocktail

Bacon-wrapped Dates

Canapé of dates wrapped in outdoor bred, dry cured bacon & stuffed with Parmesan cheese

Beetroot Cured Sea Bass

Responsibly sourced sea bass fillets cured in beetroot, lemon & dill & served with dressed watercress

Gin & Tonic Sorbet

A classic palate cleanser of homemade gin & tonic sorbet

Confit Duck & White Beans

Duck legs slow-cooked in duck fat, finished in the frying pan to give a fantastic crispy skin & served with a ragout of flageolet beans & celeriac mash

A Trio of Desserts

Mini homemade crème brulee, mini plain chocolate pot & glazed berries

Coffee & White Chocolate Truffles

Homemade white chocolate truffles filled with a creamy brandy truffle centre

Something Special – Sample Menu 3 (Vegetarian)

Summer Punch

A cocktail made with lemonade, apple juice, rum, Cointreau & brandy

Spinach & Date Triangles

Filo pastry triangles filled with spinach cooked with onion, garlic, dates, pine nuts & spices

Parmesan Baskets

A tasty Parmesan basket filled with a lightly dressed salad of Cos lettuce & cucumber

Strawberry & Blackberry Sorbet

A classic palate cleanser of homemade strawberry & blackberry sorbet

Lemon Risotto & Roasted Onions

A classic, creamy lemon risotto cooked with Parmesan & Emmental cheeses & topped with roasted red onions

Hazelnut Tartlets

A homemade hazelnut tartlet made with hazelnut pastry & served with a white chocolate cream

Coffee & Salted Caramel Petit Fours

Homemade salted caramel chocolates

Something Special – Sample Menu 4 (Vegan)


A cocktail made with gin, crème de cassis, elderflower cordial, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice & prosecco

Tamari Spiced Nuts and Seeds

Mixed nuts and seeds baked with a spiced tamari coating

Roasted Pumpkin and Asparagus Salad

Pumpkin and garlic roasted with asparagus, cherry tomatoes and nuts with a homemade mustard dressing

Lychee, Raspberry and Rose Sorbet

A classic palate cleanser of homemade lychee, raspberry and rose sorbet

Chestnut and Mushroom Bourguignon

Chestnut mushrooms, onions & chestnuts cooked in a rich red wine sauce served with garlic mash and seasonal vegetables

Lavender Panna Cotta

A delicious, creamy homemade panna cotta made with coconut milk and flavoured with lavender, served with a seasonal fruit compote on the side

Sesame Fudge Slice

A delicious end to the meal, a homemade, raw sesame fudge slice

Other Ideas

Starters –

Avocado mousse with fresh crab

Beetroot & candied walnut saladChicken & Pistachio pate

Beetroot & gin cured salmon

Burrata with sticky roasted tomatoes, pine nuts & basil

Chilled cucumber & almond soup with curry spices

Chorizo & pepper soup

Chutney stuffed goat’s cheese

Crab pate with pink grapefruit 

Gin-cured trout with brocolli salad

Goat’s cheese souffle

Gorgonzola & pear salad with caramelised walnuts & radicchio

Individual tomato tarts

Moroccan chicken soup

Parmesan & ricotta cheesecake

Roquefort & honey cheesecake with walnut & pear

Savoury crème brulee

Slow-roast tomato tatin

Spiced potted shrimps with pickled cucumber

Thai fishcakes with cucumber salad & dipping sauce

Watercress & avocado salad with pink grapefruit & Campari vinaigrette

Watercress soup with labneh & spiced oil

(Many more soups available, just ask for your favourite)

Mains –

Aubergine, tomato & feta baklava

Braised Normandy style pork with apples, shallots & cider

Braised venison with prunes, port & crispy onions

Chinese braised pork with plums

Citrus crusted salmon with buttered leeks & roast new potatoes

Crab & prawn cannelloni

Creamy salmon with chunky ratatouille

Fragrant star anise beef

Greek lamb kleftiko with potatoes, oregano & lemon

Pot roast beef brisket

Provencal beef daube

Slow-cooked Indian spiced lamb shanks with pomegranate

Spanish pot-roast lamb with chorizo & white beans

Spiced braised venison with chocolate

Spinach, ricotta & pesto lasagne

Spinach & nutmeg cannelloni

For more main course ideas, please see our Meal Boxes section of the website.

Desserts –

Amaretti parfaits with mini amaretti biscuit

Caffe latte panna cotta with espresso syrup

Chocolate truffle ice cream with mini salted caramel chocolates

Chocolate & Tia Maria fridge cake with Greek yoghurt

Coconut cheesecakes with tropical fruit topping

Coconut & lime cheesecake with passion fruit caramel

Coffee panna cotta with honeyed pecans

Cinnamon & mascarpone ice cram with salted caramel

Espresso martini tiramisu

Frangelico chocolate hazelnut tart with praline & Frangelico

Gin & tonic cheesecake with raspberries

Limoncello drizzle cake

Macadamia chocolate mousse

Mini sweet lasagne

Panna cotta with goosebery & elderflower compote

Passion fruit souffles with lemon & passion fruit ice cream

Passion fruit & raspberry cheesecake

Peach bellini panna cotta

Pecan toffee cake with maple crunch ice cream

Rich chocolate tarts

Seriously rich chocolate cake

Spiced Guinness ice cream with salted caramel drizzle

Strawberry & lemon mousse layer cake

Tonka bean panna cotta with roasted rhubarb

Whisky & honeycomb parfaits with brandy snaps

Still  need inspiration?  Please see our Healthy Options menus, Casual menus, Hot Fork buffets & Cold Fork Buffets.